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The quick facts:

HOST UNIVERSITY: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP)
HOST CITY: Lima, Peru
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: Spanish (prerequisite: 3 semesters of Spanish or equivalent)
TERMS AVAILABLE: Spring Semester 2018
Fall Semester 2018
Full Year
Summer Term 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15 for Fall Semester & Summer Term
November 15 for Spring Semester
HIGHLIGHTS: ✅ Guaranteed internship or service project
✅ Local EdOdyssey advisors
✅ 3 included excursions, including to Machu Picchu
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE: Click here to learn more or contact us
GUARANTEED FINANCIAL AID: Click here to learn more or contact us
HOUSING: Hand-match host families
WEATHER IN LIMA: Warm and mild


Completing a study abroad program in Peru has been one of the most transformative and meaningful experiences of my life. I have so many positive memories of Peru and I feel as though EdOdyssey helped me to take full advantage of the opportunities I had while living in Lima.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 
— Mattie C., Program Alumni (2017)

Why is Peru & PUCP perfect?

1. Learn Anything

PUCP has courses in everything from archeology to education to political science to dance. Some popular courses include Peruvian Social Reality, History of Contemporary Perú , and even Quechua (the language of the Incas!). Click below to see a full subject list:


To preview a detailed class list, please visit the PUCP's website here. [Click on the "facultad"/"especialidad" that you are interested in and then "plan de estudio" to see the current course offerings].

2. Urban & Natural Diversity

• Lima, Peru has more than 9.5 million people, more than New York City!

• Study on a 100-acre campus with modern buildings, picturesque gardens and archaeological excavations.

• Peru is the most ecologically diverse country in the world with 84 of the 103 existing ecosystems and 28 of the the 32 climates.

3. Immerse Locally

• Courses are taught in Spanish for full language immersion.

• More economical option compared to Europe or Argentina, which means you'll be able to afford more: surfing, hiking, night clubs, food & drinks, beaches, mountains, jungle, etc.

• A homestay experience living with a host family.


Before starting at Harvard next Fall, I wanted to take a gap year. One of my goals for this year was to go outside of my comfort zone and travel internationally for the first time. EdOdyssey was the perfect fit for me. They were helpful with every step of planning and assisting with all of my activities, homestay family, volunteer opportunities, and acclimating to Lima during my time in Peru. I could not have had a more amazing experience in Peru through EdOdyssey!
— Jake L., Program Alumni (2018)

Why EdOdyssey?

We enhance the relationship between your university and PUCP with planning and programming.

1. Full Preparation Planning

• Information sessions for prospective students.

• Document prep and application tutoring for applicants.

• Cultural briefings for students before departure.

2. Local Programming

• Three excursions planned for students to Ica (coast), Cusco (mountains), and Iquitos (jungle) so they will see the three major reasons of the country.

• A 4-week orientation program with an intensive language booster.

• Make local friends fast with "patas" program.

• Full local support team available, including homestay coordinator, academic coordinator, academic coordinator and program manager plus amazing homestay families.

3. Unique Personal Projects

• Guaranteed internship / volunteer placement due to our extensive professional network in the area.

• Every student completes an independent personal project so they can follow their passions while in Peru.

Sample Student Projects:

PROJECT: Understanding poverty in Lima

"I am grateful for the opportunity to have understood the poverty and allowed me to better comprehend the different realities that exist in Lima and in the world at large." -Mattie C., student

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PROJECT: Teaching Assistant at Villa per se

"I learned a lot about education and about the Spanish was a perfect environment to practice my Spanish." -Katie Ann H., student

"For my personal project I worked at Villa Per Se, an amazing elementary school based in Lima, as a teaching assistant..." -Margaret G., student

Dates & Fees:

  • Spring 2019

Dates: early February - mid-July, 2019 (exact dates to be announced soon)

Application Deadline: November 15, 2018

All-inclusive Tuition & Fees: $15,500*

Estimated Personal Costs: $50-200/month (based on student feedback).

Scholarships / Financial Aid are available: Contact us for more information and to discuss options and opportunities! We're committed to helping as many students get abroad as possible.

*What's included: University tuition (up to 5 classes, any department), homestay experience (including two meals per day), month-long cultural orientation, intensive small-group language course (80 hours), three excursions, local actives in Lima, full-time local support team (Program Coordinator, Homestay Coordinator and Academic Advisor), monthly cultural events, internship/volunteer advising and placement, personal project, international emergency medical insurance, visa support, airport pick-up and drop-off in Lima.

  • Summer Term 2019

Dates: July 14 - August 14, 2019 (exact dates to be announced soon)

Application Deadline: April 15, 2018

All-inclusive Tuition & Fees: $4,500*

Estimated Total Personal Costs in Peru: $400 (based on student feedback)

Scholarships / Financial Aid are available: Contact us for more information and to discuss options and opportunities! We're committed to helping as many students get abroad as possible.

*What's included: Homestay experience (including two meals per day), orientation, intensive language course, excursions to Iquitos (jungle), events & activities in Lima, local support team, international emergency medical insurance and airport pick-up and drop-off in Lima.

Optional Add-on: Arrive early and join us for an amazing excursion to Cusco including an unforgettable visit to Machu Picchu!

  • Full Year

please contact us for more details, tuition and to build your application.

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Contact to start:

Kaitlyn McGovern, Director, University Relations - EdOdyssey


Phone: +1-857-284-1740