Program Summary & Location
The Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru (PUCP), is a private university founded in 1917 and located in Lima, Peru. PUCP is considered a secular institution with Roman Catholic affiliation and is ranked among the top institutions of higher learning in Peru. The student body numbers around 17,500 students, with most students (~16,000) studying at the undergraduate level. The PUCP facilities include a modern library system, sport centers, specialized laboratories, and several university cafeterias.
For over 10 years, PUCP has run a Summer Field School Program that allows students to engage in practical work in a research-based study abroad program led by PUCP faculty. Students are able to choose one field course as a part of the Summer Field School. Field courses are taught primarily in English, last three to four weeks, and address a variety of subject areas. Past field courses include: enthomusicology, Amazonian linguistics, Peruvian architecture, ecological engineering, indigenous rights and Spanish language. Courses change each year and are typically announced in November.
You can learn more by visiting the PUCP Field School Program home page
Although the university is located in Lima, the Field School courses may not be. Most of the course spend time in Lima and one or more field sites outside of Lima. The course's location is listed in the course description on the PUCP Field School Courses page
. You will need to click on the course that interests you to learn more about the exact cities or rural area where the course instruction and field work will occur.
To learn about eligibility requirements, academic course offerings, how courses transfer back to UW-Eau Claire, and the academic calendar, click the following button:
Academics - Peru: Lima Summer
To see more on what resources they provide and special notes on the program, click on the following button:
Housing & Meals
Housing will vary depending on the course you choose. GeneralIy when in Lima, students will stay at comfortable hotels or with local families, having the opportunity to become
acquainted with local customs and practice Spanish. Lodging in provincial areas will be in comfortable hotels with all of the usual amenities.
Students in the Spanish Language program are responsible for arranging their own housing.
When in Lima, students will also have access to PUCP campus and have lunch at the cafeteria unless the program has a different activity scheduled. Meal arrangements at the field sites vary based on the activities of the course. Course-specific details on housing and meals can be found on the Course page
By clicking on the following term, you will find more information on program costs. If the term you want to go abroad is not listed, please see the most recent term and add 7% to your estimate to factor in exchange rate fluctuations and tuition increases. Click on the buttons below to view that term's cost estimate.
Learn More & How To Apply
Still have some questions? We have peer advisors for a variety of programs, click here
to see if we have one available for this program. If there isn't a peer advisor, the study abroad coordinator would be happy to answer your questions. You can schedule an appointment with a peer advisor or coordinator by calling 715-836-4411.
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