USIL – Peru

USIL – Peru

Institution: Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola —

Location: Lima & Cusco, Peru —

USIL Fact Sheet 2020 

USIL Corporation


One of the largest cities in Latin America, the Peruvian capital offers just about everything. You can go paragliding above cliffs overlooking the Pacific coastline, visit Museo Larco to observe pre-Columbian artifacts, spend the day at the beach and enjoy big city nightlife. Often hailed as the world’s best food city, Lima is home to three of the world’s top 50 restaurants. Once you try the ceviche, ají de gallina and rocoto peppers, you’ll understand why. Lima’s parks along the”malecón”, or pier, provide the perfect place to walk in nature and gaze upon the Pacific Ocean’s stunning beauty.

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola welcomes international students to study at our Lima campus for a semester or a year, from March to July and/or August to December. As USIL is a bilingual university, international students can choose from a wide range of courses taught in English or Spanish in any of our 35 academic programs.

As part of the full exchange experience, international students often complement their studies with exploration of the varied and outstanding attractions, food, and culture that Peru has to offer.


Once the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco is nestled in the Andes Mountains at 11,000 feet. As you walk among the cobblestone streets of Cusco, you will hear Quechua and pan-flute music and observe traditional dress, too. Admire the 12-angled stone crafted by the Inca and contemplate the presence of colonial design at the church of Santo Domingo, constructed above the Inca temple of Coricancha. A must-visit city in Latin America, Cusco’s proximity to Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site also named the one of the new 7 Wonders of the World, makes it an increasingly popular destination.

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola welcomes international students to study at the USIL Extension Center-Cusco for a semester, a year, or one of two five-week summer sessions. In Cusco, international students will have the opportunity to take courses instructed in English on a number of topics. Students may choose to live at USIL’s residence hall, La Casa de Don Ignacio – Cusco, or at family homestay for a more culturally immersive experience.



Study Dates Application Deadline
August – December 2019 September 1, 2018
August – December 2020 September 1, 2019
August – December 2021 September 1, 2020

 Tuition & Academic Fees:

Students will pay their regular Niagara College Tuition. Students are not required to pay the tuition of USIL. The only ‘additional’ academic expenses will be classroom materials such as textbooks.


Students will enter Peru on a tourist visa and change their immigration status to student whilst in the country. The processing fee is US$30 and the visa can take up to 14 days to issue. If documents provided are not in Spanish they will need to be translated by a qualified translator. The visa can be renewed every three months at the Oficina de Migraciones. Work activities are not permitted on this visa. For the most up to date visa requirements please speak with an immigration specialist.


Lima Campus:

The International Services Department will assist students in finding accommodation that best suits their needs including homestays and recommended student houses.

Cusco Campus:

The Cusco campus offers accommodation for international students at Casa Don Ignacio Cusco for $550.00 US per month. (depending on availability). This accommodation offers daily breakfast buffet, wifi, security, room cleaning service, tea station and a kitchen.




*Price may increase or decrease depending on exchange rates, final vendor quotes and number of participants.



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*Note: if we will be flying through the United States of America, you must have permission to enter and leave the United States. If you require a U.S travel visa it is your responsibility to obtain this document and email [email protected] a copy/photo.