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Peru Overview
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(Flag of Peru)Thanks to its ancient cultures that go back 10,000 years and its rich tradition as the seat of the Spanish colonial empire, Peru is a country where history is alive. Peru is one of the few places in the world where new discoveries are being made about its past every day. The large and diverse waves of immigration from Africa, Asia and Europe, combined with its indigenous peoples, also make Peru a melting pot of world-recognized cuisine, music and dance.

Available programs in Peru include:

Peru has one of the richest biodiversities on earth which includes the Pacific coastline, the Andes and the Amazon rainforest. In addition to its natural wonders, the country is home of many of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. From the remote and mystical Incan citadel of Machu Picchu to the ancient Incan capital city of Cusco high in the Andes to the jungle sites from the outpost of Iquitos, Peru is a treasure trove of archaeology and seemingly endless discoveries.

The importance of Peru extends beyond its historical significance. It is now a key strategic location in the Andean region of South America, comprised of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile. Peru has become, after years of instability, a model of stability and a source of new and exciting opportunities for students who are interested in immersing themselves in the richness of Latin American culture.

To learn more about our dedicated on-site staff and student services in Peru, visit our Peru resident office website.

 
Peru Program Dates and Fees

Program Dates

See individual program pages for program dates!

Program Fees

Below are links to our fees for programs in Peru. You can also visit program pages for individual program dates and fees.

Semester 1 and calendar year fees are available online around October 1. Semester 2 and academic year fees are available around April 1.

Semester 2 2014

Academic year 2014

Semester 1 2014

Calendar year 2014

 

What's included in our Peru program fees

 
Peru Student Achievements

Congratulations to the following IFSA-Butler students who have made great academic and personal achievements while studying in Peru! To read about students' achievements outside of Peru, visit the IFSA-Butler blogs.

Amelia Conrad
Tulane University
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Amelia was featured in New Wave, the Tulane University news service, in a feature story about her experience visiting a shelter for abused and abandoned girls in Peru. Amelia visited the shelter as part of the IFSA-Butler program and vowed to return in the future, which she is now planning to do along with a group of fellow volunteers. Read the article.

Mallory Matsumoto
Cornell University
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Mallory joined the PUCP swim team and competed with her teammates at Universiada Arequipa 2010, similar to an Olympic Games for universities in Peru. The PUCP swim team placed 2nd overall, and Mallory was awarded 3 silver medals, including one with her teammates for the relay race. Mallory (pictured second from right below) also won a bronze medal.

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Christopher Morriss
University of Vermont
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Christopher has been accepted to the Peace Corps and will serve in Ecuador. Christopher is a premed major and intends to enter medical school after his service in the Peace Corps. He hopes to use his Spanish language skills as a doctor and, if the opportunity presents itself, practice medicine abroad.

Olivia Singer
Brown University

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Olivia will be working with the Organization of American States (OSA) as an observer to Peru's presidential, congressional and Andean Parliament elections. Congratulations to Olivia for securing this important and exciting opportunity.

Leah Thompson
Smith College
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Leah received a scholarship from Smith's Praxis Fund to spend the Peruvian summer working with La Casa de Panchita (House of Panchita) and to work with a mentoring program in Pamplona (a shantytown of Lima). La Casa de Panchita is an organization that works with domestic workers. According to Leah, "It's an organization that is staffed by a tight-knit group of wonderful people and the work they do is not only really important, but well planned and creative. And it's an incredible place and I've had a lot of luck getting to work there."

Abigail Walworth
Barnard College

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Abigail will be working with the Organization of American States (OSA) as an observer to Peru's presidential, congressional and Andean Parliament elections. Congratulations to Abigail for securing this important and exciting opportunity.

 
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