To-Do List for New Students (2017-2)

1. Please Complete the Following Forms:

-Student Information Form

-Internship / Volunteer Questionnaire

-Flight Arrival Information


2. Language Evaluation

El Sol - Escuela de Español is our partner for language instruction. You will receive an e-mail from there several weeks before the start of your program. There are two tasks you must complete to help them place you in the appropriate language class:

  1. Online Language Evaluation - the e-mail will include a link to an online quiz. Please complete this within the timeframe specified in the e-mail.
  2. Phone / Skype Call - in addition to the online evaluation, El Sol will also work with you to schedule a phone or Skype call to evaluate your speaking. Please keep an eye out for this email.


3. Get Social!

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  • Throughout the semester as you  post online be sure to use #edodyssey and #studyabroadperu so everyone can share photos!


4. Get Excited!


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 exact dates and times are subject to change. While in Peru your Program Director will keep you informed of any changes.

Some other helpful calendar links:




Documents / Resources

General Documents

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.


  • Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa- 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.

Movies / Shows

  • 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.

Other Fun

  • 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!


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