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 22,000 students, with most students studying at the undergraduate level. The 43-acre PUCP campus houses many facilities including a modern library system, sport centers, specialized laboratories, and several university cafeterias.
PUCP provides an opportunity for you to experience direct enrollment at the university as a non-degree student. You will be taking regular university classes with other PUCP students. The program is open to students from all majors. The ideal student will be independent, comfortable with ambiguity, and have completed Spanish 302 or higher.
Students applying to fall semester are encouraged to attend the four-week, summer Field School and take the intensive Spanish track to prepare for semester classes with native Spanish speakers and professors.
PUCP is located in the city of Lima, which was founded in 1535 and is the capital of Peru. It is located in the central coast of the region, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Lima houses around 8 million people. The larger "Lima Metropolitan Area" is home to about 10 million people or one third of Peru's population. The city is a architectural mix of Peru's colonial past and its modern industrial present. From the city, one can see the natural beauty of the coast and the mountains. A great location for those of love the city and nature.
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 Semester/Year
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Housing & Meals
PUCP does not have dormitories, but the International Student Exchange Division provides international students with a list of residences and families, which you can contact directly. The university will assist you by providing the list of recommended options but you are ultimately responsible for finding your own housing.
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.
Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Learn More & How To Apply
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