Study Abroad Peru

Lima - Summer / Fall 2018

Costa Verde - Lima, Peru

Quick facts:


Arrival Window: July 13-14, 2018

Start Date: July 15, 2018

End Date: December 21, 2018



Arrival Window: July 13-14, 2018

Start Date: July 15, 2018

End Date: August 15, 2018

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Contact Information

Our local team is here to support you 24/7. You can contact us at any time:

  • Patty Valencia, Program Coordinator:

  • Narda Antón, Academic Advisor

  • Luciana Farah, Homestay Coordinator

For a detailed contact information plus emergency contacts, please reference the contact sheet below: 


Quick important dates (SUMMER TERM):

  • Program Start Date / Welcome lunchJuly 15, 2018
  • Orientation / Language class / Local activities: July 16 - August 9, 2018
  • Excursion #1 ("La selva" - Iquitos): August 11 - August 14, 2018
  • Program End Date (Summer Term): August 15, 2018

Quick important dates (FALL TERM 2018-2):

  • Program Start Date / Welcome lunch: July 15, 2018
  • Orientation / Language class / Local activities: July 16 - August 9, 2018
  • Excursion #1 ("La selva" - Iquitos): August 11 - August 14, 2018
  • PUCP university orientation: August 16, 2018
  • Start of university classes: August 20, 2018
  • Excursion #2 ("La costa" - Ica): October 6 - October 8, 2018
  • End of university classes: December 15, 2018
  • Excursion #3 ("La sierra" - Cusco / Machu Picchu): December 16 - 20, 2018
  • Program End Date (Fall Semester 2018-2): December 21, 2018

Helpful Links & Cultural Resources

General Resources

  • Migraciones (Peru) - more information about visas (tourist, student, etc), changing status, etc.
  • USA Embassy in Lima - resources and information for U.S. citizens in Lima. If you're not a U.S. citizen be sure to consult your country of residency's embassy.

Language Resources

  • WordReference - a great online dictionary include context for words, sample sentences, verb conjugation charts, and more.
  • Jerga Peruana - Want to speak like a local? Peru is known for its long list of jerga or slang. Here's a fun list of some of the most popular words you'll be hearing around Lima.
  • Speaking Latino - another great site with Peruvian jerga, local food & drink vocabulary, a breakdown of different Peruvian accents, and much more! Definitely worth a look.

Lima / Peru Resources

  • Lima Easy - a great, general guide to Lima and Peru. With a little bit of everything, this is like the Wikipedia for Peru.
  • El Comercio - what's happening in your city? El Comercio is the major daily news publication - check it out!
  • Go2Peru - the official tourism website of the Republic of Peru.
  • Living in Peru - an online, English-language magazine for expats in Peru. This publication includes everything from news articles, restaurant reviews and blogs to travel tips, event calendars, and business.
  • Lonely Planet: Peru - Lonely Planet's online Peru guide.
  • Country Reports: Peru - Country Reports does a great job summarizing the history, culture, food, people and customs of Peru.
  • ¿Y tú qué planes? - An awesome resources, published by PromPeru with tourism tips, recommendations, activities. If you're planning a trip somewhere within Peru this a great place. Looking to plan a short-trips, long-trips or weekend getaway? Start here!

Books, Movies, Shows & More

  • Death in the Andes - written by famous Peruvian author, Mario Vargas Llosa, this book comments on the often difficult realities of Peru. It is a great read that takes the reader to the 1980s in Peru during the time of the Shining Path terrorist organization.
  • Al Fondo Hay Sitio - premiered in 2009, Al Fondo Hay Sitio, is a TV Series that highlights the social and economic difference of two families, the Gonzales and the Maldini. The show does an excellent job illustrating the many quirks of Lima and the social reality of Peru in a fun way. There are 8 seasons. 
  • La  Teta Asustada (The Milk of Sorrow) - a 2009 film by Peruvian director Claudia Llosa and co-produced by Spain and Peru. This was the first Peruvian film ever to be nominated for an Academy Award. The film tells the story of Fausta who is suffering from a rare disease called the milk of sorrow. The story takes place during the time of The Shining Path in Peru.
  • El Pezweon - Peruvian? Totally. Funny? No, hysterical. Appropriate? We're not sure.  El Pezweon is a play on the words "pez" (fish) and "webon" or "huevón" (peruvian slang that can roughly mean lazy, jerk, idiot, dude, guy, or man depending on the context). This comic, started in 2008, was created by two PUCP graduates. If you can understand the humor you're well on your way to understanding Peruvian slang!


Discover or know another great video, article, book, picture or something else Peruvian/historical/cultural that other students would benefit from? Let us know and we will add it to our list! Email us at