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  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Partnership

    Snack on plantain chips or cancha and practice your Spanish skills on the way to class on a modern, 100-acre campus at one of Latin America’s highest-ranking universities. See big-city contradictions up close, as you dig into urban social, economic and political issues through community service or research with Lima NGOs. Interested in education? Help…

    Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Partnership

  • Peru

    Machu Picchu isn’t the only wonder here Explore a land of warm, friendly people, rich in flavors, landscapes, culture, and history. Whether you’re curious about where your Spanish language skills could take you, life in a Latin American metropolis, or the legacy of indigenous peoples, you’ll find the answers in Peru. IFSA will help, with…


  • Navigating Public Transportation in Peru

    With extreme informality, crowds, and countless unwritten rules, Lima’s public transportation system can be overwhelming for newcomers—and even for Limeños. Here’s what I’ve learned over the semester.  Why the chaos?  The majority of public transport vehicles in Lima operate informally despite sporting the patterned paint of one parent company. Because the law for vehicle standards…

    Navigating Public Transportation in Peru

  • Studying in Lima as a Peruvian-American

    Alex, a fellow IFSA-Peru participant, is the daughter of Peruvian immigrants to the United States who spent several years in Lima as a young child. She chose study in Peru to fully assume her Peruvian identity and get to know her family’s origins. Two months in, she shared her reflections.    Growing up Peruvian in the…

    Studying in Lima as a Peruvian-American

  • Living Gluten Free in Peru

    For the past couple of months, Sophie has been adapting her gluten- and dairy- free lifestyle to Peru; one of the most food-focused countries in the world.  Sophie has celiac disease and is lactose intolerance. In Lima there is increasing awareness of dietary restrictions and a growing market for gluten- and dairy-free products. However, it still hasn’t…

    Living Gluten Free in Peru

  • Peru, Biology and Biochemistry: Tips for Studying Abroad

    STEM students have long been underrepresented in study abroad. Up until recently, students majoring in or studying science, math, or engineering were, for the majority, unable to participate in study abroad due to the nature of their course loads. STEM majors often have a specific track they need to follow, with courses specific to the department which need…

    Peru, Biology and Biochemistry: Tips for Studying Abroad

  • How To Navigate Course Enrollment in Peru

    Now that you’ve made your decision to study abroad in Peru, you’re probably wondering about the classes that you’ll be able to take while you’re there. Maybe you need to fulfill some major requirements, gen-eds, or need to make sure that you’ll have enough credits to graduate on time. Unlike programs in other parts of…

    How To Navigate Course Enrollment in Peru

  • Program Development History

    December 5, 2023 IFSA strives to build new program offerings and update existing program offerings in anticipation of and reaction to student needs. In addition, our program nomenclature is being updated for ease and consistency. The following lists new program releases, renamed and/or redeveloped programs, and discontinued programs. This information will be updated as additional…

    Program Development History

  • Ready to Go! Proposals

    Proposal Templates Ready to Go! programs are two-week program templates expertly crafted by our team to deliver IFSA’s local expertise, meaningful co-curricular activities, and academic and logistical support, all while leaving plenty of room for inserting your institution’s learning objectives and faculty plans. The Ready to Go! templates below make it easy to get started building your…

  • Billing, Payments, and Refunds

    Payment Information Make a Payment You can make a payment online via the IFSA Student Portal or send a check through the mail. Pay through the IFSA Student Portal Enter the amount you wish to pay in the box under Make Payment Click the Pay Now button This will take you to our provider site Follow the…

    Billing, Payments, and Refunds