Institution: Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola —
Location: Lima & Cusco, Peru —
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.