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Study Spanish in Lima, Peru at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Study Abroad at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

  • Location: Lima
  • Required GPA: 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  • Spanish requirement: 5 semesters of university-level Spanish or equivalent
  • Application deadlines: November 1 for semester 1 (Feb-July)
    November 1 for calendar year (Feb-Dec)
    April 1 for semester 2 (July-Dec)
    April 1 for academic year (July-July)
  • Program advisor: Ashley Krutz
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Program Snapshot

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Authentic Latin American culture and outstanding academics merge to create a study abroad experience like no other. At the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), students not only attend excellent classes taught by some of the top professors in Peru, but they can also attend international congresses and seminars, volunteer in the local community and travel to Peru's many natural wonders.

What PUCP has to offer

  • A large, 100-acre campus with modern buildings, picturesque gardens and archaeological excavations
  • Outstanding academics at one of the highest ranked universities in Latin America
  • Vibrant academic life with a diverse and international student body
  • Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology
  • A community-based learning component that enhances the study abroad experience by helping students become involved in Peruvian social, economic and political issues through community service and research with major non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Lima

Housing

  • IFSA-Butler arranges housing with a carefully selected host family
  • Only one IFSA-Butler per each host family for maximum cultural and language integration
  • The program fee includes two meals a day Monday through Saturday and one meal on Sundays

Academics

  • Courses available in a wide range of subjects
  • PUCP offers courses that are difficult to find in other Latin American institutions
  • The program includes two courses designed exclusively for IFSA-Butler students: Advanced Academic Writing and Peruvian Culture and Peruvian Social Reality
  • Students take an additional two or three university courses at PUCP
  • NEW! Archaeology majors can work at Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Incan site from the Lima culture that dates from 0 to 700 AD and is still under exploration. It was an administrative as well as religious center and is located in the Miraflores area.

Community-based learning
Students work with a local NGO throughout the semester as part of the mandatory Peruvian Social Reality course. Available organizations focus on human rights, women's movements, ecology, homelessness and more. Opportunities are assigned according to students' interests.

Academics

Academic Structure

What is the academic structure of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú program?
IFSA-Butler offers a semester and full year study abroad program on the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) program. The program allows you to enroll directly in classes at the PUCP with local students. In addition, it offers two mandatory program classes designed specifically for IFSA-Butler participants. These classes, taught in Spanish by local professors, are intended to provide you with an understanding of the events and issues that make Peru what it is today.

Program Courses

What program courses does IFSA-Butler offer?
The following courses are specially designed for IFSA-Butler students on the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú program. You are required to enroll in a mandatory Spanish language class; your placement level will be determined by an oral and written exam after your arrival in Peru. Additionally, you must enroll in the Peruvian Social Reality program course.

Click here to download all program course syllabi or click on the course name below for the individual syllabus.

Advanced Academic Writing and Peruvian Culture (3 U.S. semester credit hours) This mandatory class helps participants reach and perfect competence at the advanced level in Spanish language, with an emphasis on oral and written skills on formal and informal levels. The class also emphasizes vocabulary and pronunciation. Discussions and weekly essays that focus in part on Peruvian and Latin American issues will be utilized.

Peruvian Social Reality (4 U.S. semester credit hours) The purpose of this mandatory course is to help students reach a basic understanding of Peruvian social reality, identifying the major problems and conflicts, clarifying the relationship of the present situation in Peru to the most important social processes. While the course does not propose to offer a detailed analysis of specific issues, it does present the principal economic, social and political problems of the country in terms of an overall analytical perspective. The course will focus on an individual research project based on the experience of each student in an NGO, which focuses upon a specific social problem in the Peruvian context.

Specialized Gender Concentration IFSA-Butler students have the option to study on a specialized academic concentration focusing on gender issues. This is a great opportunity for students to gain in-depth knowledge about the subject by completing course work on gender studies at the university and by working with a local non-governmental organization (NGO) that focuses on gender issues.

Coursework for the concentration is a mixture of two IFSA-Butler program courses and integrated university classes. All students must take the Advanced Academic Writing and Peruvian Culture program course and the Peruvian Social Reality program course, which includes work with an NGO focused on gender and conducting a research project based on the work with the NGO. The remainder of the courses will taken at the PUCP, all with a focus on gender.

University Info

What is the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú like?
The Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú serves more than 17,000 students in 42 undergraduate majors and 72 graduate programs. It is located on a large, 100-acre campus with modern buildings, fauna, cafeterias, coffee shops, a gym, picturesque gardens and archaeological excavation sites.

University Courses

Where can I find a list of courses that Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú offers?
PUCP publishes their course offerings online. Follow these steps to find courses that may be available during your semester or year abroad:

  1. Click here to access PUCP's online course catalog. This will bring you to the list of especialidades at PUCP.
  2. Click on the especialidad in which you are interested.
  3. Click on the link for the plan de estudios to see the course offerings. For course descriptions, click on sumillas.

Please keep in mind that ciclo or nivel of a course does not indicate which semester the course is given. To determine when a course is being offered, please follow these steps:

  1. Click here to access PUCP course semester and level information.
  2. Click on Estudiantes.
  3. Click on Busqueda de cursos"(on the right hand side of the page).
  4. Enter the name of the course in nombre del curso.
  5. Select the appropriate term from the dropdown menu (i.e. "2011-2" corresponds to semester 2, 2011) in ciclo de dictado de curso.
  6. Click on buscar to see if the course is being offered during the indicated semester.

If a particular course you are looking for is not listed, contact your program advisor for more information. Course availability changes every semester.

Are there any restrictions or additional requirements for courses I can take?
There are no restricted departments at PUCP for IFSA-Butler students. However, it can be hard to get into some media studies courses. The classes fill up quickly, and there are few spots for international students.

How are Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú courses different from the courses at my U.S. university?
Peruvian students attend two years of general studies either in letras or ciencias. General studies courses have a code that starts with 1.

After two years of general studies, Peruvian students go to the facultad for three to four years (depending on the program) and study for their career. There are no majors or minors at the PUCP. Those courses are in the 200s, 300s and 400s depending on the year they are given (200 level classes correspond to the first year of the facultad, 300 level courses correspond to the second year of the facultad and so forth).

IFSA-Butler students can take courses at any level. However, if a course is offered in both general studies and the facultad, IFSA-Butler students are encouraged to take the general studies course as professors in the facultad assume that students registered in the course have background knowledge in the subject.

I need to provide course descriptions and/or syllabi to my home university advisor. Where can I find those?
If course descriptions or syllabi are not available online, contact your program advisor for assistance. Please provide the following information in your request:

  • University department/facultad
  • Course title
  • Course number (if available)

Please limit your request to 10 courses at a time. Keep in mind that it may take a few days to a month to obtain this information.

Registration

How will I register for courses?
Course registration will not take place until you are in Peru. You, along with the help of the IFSA-Butler staff, will plan your course schedule during orientation. Before leaving for Peru, it is a good idea to start thinking about the courses you want to take while you are abroad. Be sure to discuss your course selections with your U.S. university academic or study abroad advisor.

While we are sure that your time abroad will be rewarding, you must be aware of some of the challenges inherent in dealing with the Peruvian educational system. The resident director will not only discuss these issues at orientation but will also be available to help you with any problems that may arise during the semester.

Keep in mind that the educational system in Peru is different from the system in the U.S. For example, universities do not usually publish course schedules until just before the start of the semester. In many cases, current course listings are not available until you arrive on site.

What if I need to take a required course?
Because of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú schedule, it is difficult to confirm course availability before you depart. If you are flexible in your course choices, you will probably be able to find a course that fits your needs. Keep in mind that if you need a specific course to fulfill your home institution's requirements, we may not be able to confirm the availability of that course or enroll you in it even if it is available. Both academic flexibility and patience are requirements for studying in Latin America.

Science and engineering courses require a high level of expertise, and students should be prepared for the increased challenge of studying these disciplines in Spanish. As these are fields in which there are generally few international students, visiting students may feel that a support system is not readily available. However, previous visiting students at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú have found science and engineering course professors to be helpful.

What are the registration conditions?

You must take a full university course load as determined by IFSA-Butler, which is 15-16 U.S. semester credit hours per semester. Credit will be awarded on a Butler University transcript based on a typical U.S. full course load. The number of courses you will take depends on the individual value of the courses you select. Please be aware that you may be charged additional fees by your home university or host university to take or process additional credits. Taking less than a full course load may jeopardize your student status and result in personal academic repercussions and/or loss of financial aid.

All courses are graded on an A-F scale, and there is no provision for pass/fail or auditing courses unless pass/fail is the only method of assessment for the course. Students are not allowed to register for on-line, distance education or hybrid courses. See the "Academics" and "Program Fees and Financial Aid" sections in Preparing to Study Abroad for more information.

Exams

What do I need to know about exams?

Due to the difference in academic systems, your exam schedule will not be available until after you register for courses at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú . Be sure to confirm exam dates with your professor at the beginning of the semester. You are not permitted to reschedule exams, request alternate assessment or arrange to have your exams proctored in the United States. If this occurs, IFSA-Butler will not be able to assist you in conducting an academic record query on the class in which you made this arrangement. Additionally, all academic obligations, including final exams, must be complete before leaving Peru.

Transcripts

How will my home university know what my classes were and what grades I received?

After you return to the U.S., IFSA-Butler will send a Butler University transcript to your home university. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted and grades earned at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú during your study abroad semester or year. We will also send an official transcript to your permanent home address.

Academic Tutoring

What if I need academic help during the semester?
In addition to the formal Spanish class, IFSA-Butler organizes tutoring sessions for students throughout the semester or year. These may be scheduled at various times during the week, when students meet with the tutor on an individual basis. Tutors are available upon request. Please meet with the IFSA-Butler resident staff if you would like the assistance of a tutor.

Areas of Study

On the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, you are able to take university courses in a wide range of subject areas. Most departments at all four partner universities are open to IFSA-Butler students. See the "University Courses" tab for more information on departmental and course restrictions. IFSA-Butler hopes that students will be able to take courses for their U.S. institution degree requirements in order to stay on track for graduation.

Following is a sample list of courses that previous IFSA-Butler students have taken in Lima during past semesters. Please keep in mind that this is not a complete list. There are hundreds of courses in Lima from which you can choose. To see full course listings that may be available during your study abroad semester, click on the "University Courses" tab to access the online course catalog for Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

Popular Subjects and Courses*

Art History/Archtecture:

  • Appreciation of Modern Art (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Art History (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)

Anthropology/Folklore:

  • Ethnicity and Ethnic Minorities (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Andean Ethnography (5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Urban Anthropology Themes (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Folklore and Popular Art (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)

Biology:

  • Bio-Gardens (2.5 U.S. semester credit hours)

Classics/Archaeology:

  • Andine Archaeology (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Peruvian Archaeology (5 U.S. semester credit hours)

Communications:

  • Andean Linguistics (5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Film History I (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Sociolinguistics (5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • General Linguistics (5 U.S. semester credit hours)

Computer Science:

  • Information Technology (5 U.S. semester credit hours)

Dance:

  • Modern Dance (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)

Economics:

  • Processes of the Contemporary World (5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Theory of Development (5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Poverty and Social Policies (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)

Education:

  • Education for Coexistence and Peace (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)

Music:

  • Choir (2.5 U.S. semester credit hours)

Fine Arts:

  • Introduction to Art (2.5 U.S. semester credit hours)

Foreign Language:

  • Quechua (5 U.S. semester credit hours)

Geography/Geology/Environmental Studies:

  • Introduction to Peru's Geoenvironmental Problems (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Agrarian Geography (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Ecology (5 U.S. semester credit hours)

Gender Studies:

  • Current Debates (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Strategies of Development (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)

History:

  • Peru in Modern Times (5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Contemporary History of Latin America (5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • History of Peru: Formation until the 18th Century (5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Andean Ethnohistory: Colonial and Republican (5 U.S. semester credit hours)

Journalism:

  • Public Opinion (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)

Music Theory:

  • Music Appreciation (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)

Health and Physical Education:

  • Sports-Women (2.5 U.S. semester credit hours)

Philosophy:

  • Philosophy of Languages (5 U.S. semester credit hours)

Political Science:

  • State and Politics in Latin America (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • State and Politics in Peru (5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Theories of Democracy (5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Contemporary Political Theory (5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Political Ideologies (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Political International Economy (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Social and Political Processes in Latin America (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)

Psychology:

  • Psychology of Addictions (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Human Sexuality (2.5 U.S. semester credit hours)

Religion:

  • Faith and Current Culture (5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Christian Faith and Human Dignity (5 U.S. semester credit hours)

Sociology:

  • Culture and Society (5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Personal Development (2.5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Seminar Themes in Social Sciences (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Sociology of Development (5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Urban Problems (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)

Spanish:

  • Contemporary Hispano-American Narrative (5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Contemporary Hispano-American Literature Seminar (5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • 19th Century Peruvian Literature (5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Contemporary Peruvian Narrative (5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Contemporary Spanish Literature (5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Literature and Film (5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Modern Literature (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Phonetics (5 U.S. semester credit hours)
  • Theater (5 U.S. semester credit hours)

Other:

  • Law and Environment (3.5 U.S. semester credit hours)

* All courses listed on this page were available to IFSA-Butler students during previous semesters on the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú program. IFSA-Butler cannot guarantee that a course listed here or on the university's online course catalogs will be available or open to IFSA-Butler students during future study abroad semesters. Please contact your IFSA-Butler program advisor if you have questions about course availability.

Concentrations

Social Constructions of Gender and Community Based Organizations
IFSA-Butler students have the option to study on a specialized academic concentration focusing on gender issues. This is a great opportunity for students to gain in-depth knowledge about the subject by completing course work on gender studies at the university and by working with a local non-governmental organization (NGO) that focuses on gender issues.

Click here for more detailed information about the gender concentration.

What the concentration has to offer

  • A curriculum focusing on the psychology, law, anthropology and culture of gender in Peru
  • Help Peruvian women through community based research or volunteer work
  • Combination of program courses and university courses
  • Gender courses taught at PUCP
  • PUCP courses are integrated with degree students

Community based research and volunteer opportunities

  • Casa de Panchita, an organization that supports domestic workers' rights
  • PROMSEX, a feminist organization that lobbies for sexual and reproductive rights
  • Center for Peruvian Women Flora Tristan, a well-known feminist organization that focuses on women's rights and feminist studies
  • Students will develop a research project based on their work with an organization listed above

Academics

  • Students choose three gender-related courses at PUCP
  • Gender course options may include:
    1. General Theory of Gender Relations (semester 1 only)
    2. Gender, Culture and Development
    3. Developmental Strategies
    4. Seminar on Law and Gender
    5. Psychology of Gender
    6. Gender: Social Processes and Institutions
    7. Gender Relations
  • The program includes two courses designed exclusively for IFSA-Butler students: Advanced Spanish: Academic Writing and Peruvian Culture and Peruvian Social Reality
  • Students will visit a disadvantaged section of Lima to see the work many women must do to survive every day

Housing

Housing Options

What are my housing options?

Study abroad is much more than academics. Learning takes place not only during class, but 24 hours a day. One of the best out-of-class experiences is the homestay, which is a vital, required component of the IFSA-Butler program.  One IFSA-Butler student is placed with a carefully selected, program approved host family for the duration of the study abroad semester or year.

In addition to the program application, be sure to click on the "Forms" tab to download and complete your Family Placement Form.  Once finished, submit your Family Placement Form to IFSA-Butler via email, fax or regular mail.

Meals

The Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú program includes two meals Monday through Saturday and one meal on Sundays.

Housing FAQs

Is my housing included in the program fee?
Yes. Your program fee includes accommodation with your host family while classes are in session and during short university breaks. If you are studying abroad for an entire year, you will need to find alternate housing during the semester breaks.  You will be responsible for the any commuting costs you may incur.

When will I receive my housing assignment?
You will most likely receive your housing assignment one to two weeks before your departure. However, in some cases you may not receive your housing assignment until you arrive in Peru for orientation. Your program advisor will notify you of your housing assignment via email when it is ready.

Please keep in mind that while IFSA-Butler guarantees housing, we cannot guarantee your preferences.

Do I have to pay a housing deposit?
The PUCP does not require a housing deposit.

Can I arrange my own housing?
All students who participate on the PUCP must live with a program approved host family for the duration of the program.

Location Info

Living and Studying in Lima
Population: 8 million
Location: West central Peru, along the coast of the Pacific Ocean

City features

  • One of the most cosmopolitan and important capitals in South America
  • A stunningly beautiful setting at the foot of the Andes
  • A modern city with its colonial elegance still intact
  • A worldwide reputation for fantastic cuisine
  • A variety of museums, archaeological sites and famous architectural treasures
  • Local markets that feature beautiful crafts, silver products and jewelry
  • Student-friendly entertainment, including nightlife that attracts students from around the world
  • The residential suburbs of Miraflores and San Isidro provide a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of central Lima


Do more!

  • Take advantage of Lima's seven airlines and safe, comfortable bus and railroad lines to explore the rest of Peru
  • Lima's location on the Pacific is ideal for all kinds of activities, from water sports to hang gliding from the cliffs over the beaches

Links
Peru Travel Adventures
Lonely Planet Peru
Lima Post

Dates & Fees

PUCP Dates

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Your program end date may change due to circumstances beyond IFSA-Butler's control. Upon arrival at your host university, be sure to verify your exam schedule and program end date. We also strongly recommend that you investigate fees and penalties associated with your airline tickets in case you need to make date or route changes.

Program housing is available only until the date listed as “Program ends” on the calendar.

Exams must be taken where and when scheduled. Under no circumstances may students request that an exam time be changed. In Peru, exams are taken under formal examination conditions and changes cannot be made for individuals.

PUCP Fees

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What's included in our Peru program fees
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Calendar Year and Semester 1 Payments Due: December 15
Academic Year and Semester 2 Payments Due:
May 15

Program Fee Bills
IFSA-Butler will send a single bill for the entire program fee, which includes tuition, services, housing and some meals.

Housing
Each student lives with a carefully selected host family. The program fee includes two meals Monday through Saturday and one meal on Sundays.

Personal Cost Estimates

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These figures are designed to assist students with financial planning but are only estimates based on past students’ experiences at the current exchange rate. They do not include any entertainment or vacation travel costs.

The above numbers are general estimates of expenses during a program abroad. We recommend taking into account your current spending habits, the cost of living in your host country and the current exchange rate. Your IFSA-Butler program advisor can be helpful as you attempt to work on a personal budget for your experience abroad.

Meals: The PUCP program fee includes two meals Monday through Saturday and one meal on Sundays.

Personal Miscellaneous: Covers general expenses of college life, including course supplies, photocopying, toiletries, snacks, personal care, etc.

Commuting: Estimates are for transportation between housing and university. Transportation for personal or recreational purposes is not included in the above estimates.

All costs are in U.S. dollars.

Forms

To apply to the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú program, use our easy online application.

Applicants to the PUCP must complete one additional form as part of the application process:

Please submit this form with the remainder of your program application. It can be sent to IFSA-Butler via email, fax or regular mail.

If you have already started an application to the PUCP program, you can check the status of your application using the Student Portal.

Meet Your IFSA-Butler Team

IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team of staff who are here to help students prepare for their program in Lima:

ashley peruProgram Advisor Ashley Krutz assists with the application process and is here to answer program, cultural and academic questions before departure. Ashley studied abroad on the IFSA-Butler Peru program in 2009, and has studied abroad in Europe and Asia. After her experiences abroad as an undergraduate, Ashley earned a bachelor's degree in Spanish and International Studies from the University of Evansville. She also has taken graduate courses at Butler University. Ashley joined IFSA-Butler in order to help students experience the joys of studying abroad. Contact Ashley at the email link above or at 800-858-0229 ext. 4264.
 

martiStudent Accounts Coordinator Marty Weinbrecht assists with the financial side of study abroad and processes payments and invoices. Marty can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229 ext. 4218.

 



donnettaStudent & Parent Services Manager Donnetta Spears is available to both students and parents for travel questions and information. Donnetta has worked with IFSA-Butler since 2000, and she has traveled through parts of Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. As the mother of 4 college students (one who has studied abroad too), she has a deep understanding of the ins-and-outs of study abroad from a parent perspective. Donnetta can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229 ext. 4252.

 

Once abroad, our students are in the capable hands of our on-site office, including our resident director. Click here to read more about Resident Director Laura Balbuena.

 

saraUpon return from your study abroad program, Senior Academic Affairs Coordinator Sara Bell processes your Butler University transcript and assists with any academic record queries. Sara can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229 ext. 4261.

Get Connected

Connect with IFSA-Butler Students

If you really want to know what it's like to study abroad, connect with IFSA-Butler alumni and students who are currently abroad on an IFSA-Butler program. Check out the following:

Student Network
Student Blogs
Experiences Abroad Videos
For Students

Volunteer

All students on the PUCP program will work closely with a local non-governmental organization throughout the duration of the semester as a part of the Peruvian Social Reality program course. Students will then complete a community based research project based on the experience at the end of the semester. This experience enhances the study abroad by helping students become involved in Peruvian social, economic and political issues.

Examples of places where students may be placed include:

  • Casa de Panchita - Work with women, teenage girls and children who are either domestic workers, are children of domestic workers or are likely to become domestic workers. Give classes on English, cooking, computer use,arts and crafts, and more.
  • Un Techo para mi País - Build houses in impoverished areas and help raise awareness about important issues, such as health and wellness.
  • Ciudad Saludable - Teach communities the best way of dealing with their garbage and waste, such as making beautiful purses and picture frames out of recycled magazines to be sold for profit.
  • Promsex - Volunteer with this organization that focuses on reproductive and sexual rights.
  • Huaca Pucllana - Help archaeologists uncover ruins at this pre-Incan archaeological site in the middle of Lima.

This is just a sample of the volunteer opportunities available to our students, and these may change from semester to semester. If you have specific interests, please discuss them with your program advisor, who can research other opportunities that may be available in your area of interest. Your program advisor can help you determine opportunities that fit your interests (if they are not listed above), but you will not sign up for a volunteer placement until orientation.

Summer

Community Building and Sustainable Development in Peru
Lima, Peru
IFSA-Butler offers a unique summer study opportunity in Peru. Participants take three courses that focus on Spanish language, community development and sustainability. A volunteer opportunity is also a key component of the curriculum.

This program takes place in three different locations—Lima and Iquitos—all of which give students a diverse perspective of Peru's culture and ecology. Students live with a host family in Lima and in a hotel in Iquitos. For more information, click here.

 
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