Summer Term 2019

Lima, Peru

Costa Verde - Lima, Peru

Quick facts & links:

Application Deadline: April 15, 2019

Arrival Window: July 12-13, 2019

Program Start Date: July 14, 2019

Program End Date: August 15, 2019

All-inclusive Program Fee: $4,500


1. Contact us

Tell us a bit about you and we will be in touch with more information and to find a time to speak.

2. Apply

After a brief conversation (step #1) , please click here to apply for Summer Term 2019. Once we receive your application we will be in touch . Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

3. SUBMIT Program deposit

If you’ve been accepted to Summer Term 2019 - Congratulations! We are excited to welcome you to Lima this summer for what promises to be an unforgettable and enriching experience. The final step to confirm your spot is to submit your deposit. Please pay the non-refundable deposit as soon as possible and no later than April 15.

Summer Term 2019 - Deposit

Non-refundable Program Deposit for Summer Term 2019

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If you prefer to pay by check or bank transfer please contact

4. PRE-DEPATURE PREparations

Upon receipt of your deposit our local team in Lima will be in touch to help you get ready for arrival, start the matching process with a host family, share a language evaluation to help place you in the appropriate level Spanish course, and collect health/dietary information.

In the meantime, a few things for you to confirm:

  • Make sure you have a current passport that is valid for at least six (6) months beyond the program end date.

  • Visit your doctor / travel clinic to make sure you are ready for travel. We suggest you review CDC - Peru for recommendations.

  • Read the US Department of State - Peru for more country-specific information

5. Final payment

Your final payment is due by June 15, 2019.

To pay by check/money order: please sent balance payable to “EdOdyssey LLC” to EdOdyssey, PO Box 560605, Boston, MA 02196.

To pay by bank wire: please email for payment instructions and details.

To pay by credit/debit card: please click the link below:

Summer Term 2019 - Balance

Remaining balance for Summer Term 2019, due by June 15, 2019

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6. Get excited!

…and if you have any questions or need anything, feel free to contact our local team at any time.

Program Fee & Money Matters

Program fee

The all-inclusive Program Fee for Summer Term 2019 is $4,500. However, students that apply by March 31, 2019 are eligible for free airfare ($825 discount).

INCLUSIONS & exclusions:

Our program fees are all-inclusive. We don’t believe in hidden-fees. The Program Fee for Summer Term 2019 includes:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off

  • Intensive, small-group language booster program (approximately 80 hours total during the Summer Term)

  • Orientation and welcome lunch with local EdOdyssey team

  • All local activities and events, volunteer projects, museums, workshops, and cultural lessons (see full calendar for detailed schedule)

  • Transportation for all activities and planned events

  • All-inclusive excursion to the jungle (Iquitos, Peru)

  • Homestay experience with private bedroom and 3 meals per day

  • 24/7 support and advising while in Lima

  • International medical insurance

  • Assistance with all pre-departure preparations

The Program Fee does not include: passport application and/or renewal fee(s), personal spending money, visa fees (if applicable), extra baggage fees and other costs outside the scope of the program and/or not mentioned above.

money matters:

For information on Financial Aid and Scholarship information please visit our Money Matters page.

Contact Information

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

  • Patty Valencia, Program Coordinator:

  • Luis García, Cultural Advisor

  • Narda Antón, Academic Coordinator

Full Calendar

Important Dates for Summer Term 2019

  • Student Arrival / Pick-up / Check-in Window: July 12-13, 2019

  • Program Start Date / Formal Orientation / Welcome lunch: July 14, 2019

  • Language class / Local activities: July 15 - August 9, 2019

  • Excursion to "La selva" - Iquitos: August 10 - 13, 2019

  • Special good-bye ceremony: August 14, 2019

  • Program End Date (Summer Term 2019): August 15, 2019

If you have elected to arrive early for the Cusco/Machu Picchu Excursion and/or would like to customized your calendar (for example, additional language classes, etc.) please contact Peter McGovern at

A detailed day-to-day orientation and activities calendar will be published by June 1, 2019.

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!