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Lima, Peru Academics


To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good-academic, conduct and financial standing. You also need to have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a first year student, but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins. Students must successfully complete Spanish 302 prior to departure.

Courses & UW-Eau Claire Equivalencies

PUCP Courses
Under this program, you will become non-degree students at PUCP and enroll in undergraduate courses work taught in Spanish with other PUCP students.  You are allowed to take courses across academic departments provided you meet the pre-requisites. PUCP does close some courses to exchange students due to high demand from degree-seeking students.  Courses especially from Liberal Art – Humanities, Social Sciences and Communication Sciences and Arts may be restricted. Per the PUCP website, course schedules are published a month prior to the first day of class. Students will need to be flexible regarding course selection.  A full list of majors can be found on the PUCP website

The PUCP also gives all international students who want to broaden their knowledge about our country the opportunity to get the Peruvian Studies Certificate. This certificate will be granted to the students who have taken specialized courses in Peruvian studies from one of the branches of human and social sciences, having passed all of them with at least a grade of 13 (thirteen). Students need to accumulate 12 credits in courses of this type whether they stay for one semester or one year. This certificate does not represent any additional cost for the student.

Although PUCP does have its own Language Institute for Spanish as a second language outside of campus, Intensive Spanish study is not included in the exchange benefits. Students must be prepared to enroll in university level courses taught in Spanish or pay PUCP directly for Spanish language support classes if offered. Spanish language support courses/levels are offered based on student demand. These Spanish language courses do not appear on the PUCP transcript and do not have a credit value. Fall students who are concerned about their Spanish proficiency are encouraged to enroll in the summer Field School, intensive Spanish track.

UWEC Courses Equivalencies 
No equivalencies have currently been established as this is a new program. Interested students can request to have courses evaluated by meeting with the program coordinator, Courtney Brost. 

Liberal Education/General Education Requirements

For students in catalog years 2016-17 and later, this program can fulfill an Integrate Learning (I1) requirement upon completion of the integrated learning assignments while abroad. Please contact your study abroad coordinator for more details. 

For students in catalog years through 2015-16, Foreign Culture can be waived upon successful program completion. The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at after completion of your program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A., or B.M. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirements. See the university catalog for details.). 

Language Immersion Requirement

All Spanish and Latin American Studies majors and minors in any of the emphases offered must complete an appropriate period of language immersion in residence in a country where the language is spoken.  This program meets the language immersion requirement.

Academic Calendar

The PUCP academic year runs March through December.  Students wishing to study for the year will be advised to study at PUCP for the calendar year instead of the UW-Eau Claire academic year. Spring semester (semester 1) runs from early March to early July. Fall semester (semester 2) runs from early August to mid-December.