- Peru's political, intellectual and cultural capital
- City of 8 million on Pacific coast
- Base for travel to Andes, Amazon rain forest, pre-Columbian ruins on coastal desert
- Early March to mid-July --OR--
Mid-August to mid-December --OR--
Mid-August to mid-July
- Semester or Academic Year Program at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru (PUCP), a prestigious private university
- 13,000 students
- 30-40 international students (2-5 from IU)
- PUCP humanities and social sciences courses with Peruvian students
- Representative courses include:
- Andean or Amazonian ethnography
- Urban anthropology
- Peruvian history
- Geography of Peru
- Peruvian archaeology
- Peruvian literature
- Optional week-long trip to Cuzco, Machu Picchu
- 12-14 IU credits in 4 to 6 direct enrollment courses at PUCP
- Room and meals in Peruvian homes
Additional Program Information
You may apply if you
- are a student at any Indiana University campus who is making normal academic progress,
- are in at least your fourth full-time semester of college,
- have taken or are enrolled in at least two 300-level Spanish courses,
- demonstrate self-reliance, resilience, and flexibility, and
- have approximately a cumulative 3.0 overall and Spanish GPA.
Note: Applicants would ideally have previous international travel experience.
Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible.
- $1,000 Merle E. Simmons Scholarship
- $5,000 Culler Study Abroad Scholarship for academic year participants
- Most IU scholarships, grants and loans applicable to program costs
- Overseas Study Scholarships, including Minority Scholarships and Scholarships for Students from IU campuses other than Bloomington.
- General information about financial aid and links to additional scholarship opportunities.
Profile of Sarah Renkert who studied abroad in Lima, Peru.
Fall 2010 or Academic Year 2010-11: March 1, 2010 Spring 2011: September 2010
IU committee screens applications; final approval from PUCP. Notification of application status sent electronically within 4 weeks of application deadline.
IU committee screens applications; final approval from PUCP.
Notification of application status sent electronically within 4 weeks of application deadline.
Fall 2010 Semester
Fee paid to IU: (academic fees, health insurance)
- Indiana resident: $4,235
- Non-resident: $8,470
Room & meals: $1,750 - 1,900 See IU Fee Sheet for additional cost and payment details.
Airfare, personal expenses and vacation travel additional. Initial prepayment of $500 due upon acceptance.
Airfare, personal expenses and vacation travel additional.
Initial prepayment of $500 due upon acceptance.