Welcome to Study Abroad: Peru!
To-Do List for Perspective / New Students
(2018-1; February - July 2018)
2. Passport Information
Please send a clear, color photocopy or picture of your passport information page (the page with your picture and other information) to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible and no later than Wednesday, December 13, 2017. If you are not a U.S. Citizen, pleas also include a copy of your Visa/Resident Card, etc.
3. Language Evaluation
El Sol - Escuela de Español is our partner for language instruction, which is part of your orientation. You will receive an e-mail from there several weeks before the start of your program; please keep an eye out for this email. There are two tasks you must complete to help them place you in the appropriate language class and level: online language evaluation (they will e-mail you a link to an online quiz) and a Skype call (they will schedule this with you after they receive your online quiz)
4. Let us know when you're coming...we'll pick you up!
Please submit your flight arrival information as soon as you know the details so we can arrange your airport pickup. We must receive this information at least three (3) weeks before your arrival date in order to arrange for airport pickup. You will receive confirmation from our team before departure with pick-up details.
5. Get Social!
- Follow us on social media:
- Throughout the semester as you post online be sure to use #edodyssey and #studyabroadperu so everyone can share photos!
6. Get Excited!
Resources for Current Students
(2017-2; July - December 2017)
Meet the Local Team
- Student Handbook (2017-2) - health & safety, medical matters, emergency procedures, culture and much, much more.
- Important Numbers & Contact Information (page 6 from Student Handbook 2017-2) - all of the most important numbers, addressed and people of contact during your program.
- ICIP Semester Overview & Calendar - an overview of your Independent Cultural Immersion Project (ICIP), deadlines and other important meeting dates.
This is where you will find important dates and events relevant to your program. Events, outings and more are always being added so be sure to check back often. Please note: dates and times are subject to change.
Some other helpful calendars:
Cultural, Fun & Other 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.
- Restaurant Recommendations (pages 12 - 15 from Student Handbook 2017-2) - a selection of our favorite restaurants and cafés around Lima.
- 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 email@example.com
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