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CIEE: Peru, Lima (Liberal Arts)
Founded in 1917, the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) is the oldest established private higher educational institution in Peru. Its impressive 90-acre campus, which is located in the busy commercial district of San Miguel, houses faculty buildings, a central library, computer facilities, the sports center, student cafeterias, and even an archaeological site. The University also has many research centers, including the Institute for Democracy and Humans Rights. Nearly 17,000 students study here.
Participants enroll directly in host University courses and take classes with Peruvian students. In addition, participants enroll in specially designed CIEE courses, which are taught in Spanish to CIEE students only. Spanish language courses are also taught exclusively to CIEE students by professors from the language institute, INIPUC, at PUCP.
Lima’s colonial legacy is reflected in the location of its main square on the banks of the city’s major river, in its numerous ornately constructed baroque churches, and in its historical homes with elaborately carved wooden balconies. A city of eight million, with neighborhoods sprawling out from the colonial center, Lima is peppered with archaeological sites. One need only to listen to Peruvian music, eat Peruvian food, and learn about its fascinating history and culture to observe the blending of indigenous, African, Spanish, European, and Asian cultures.
Class Format:Classes with US and Host-Country Students
Overall GPA 2.75
Completion of Spanish 311 or above (completion of Spanish 313 recommended)
Deadlines for OSU Study Abroad Programs:
- Summer Programs: March 15
- Fall, Year-Long Programs: April 15
- Winter/Spring Semester Programs: October 15
- Spring Term Programs: November 15
Programs may have alternative deadlines or extend deadlines. Confirm with your program advisor.
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