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Semester and Summer Study Abroad in Lima and Cusco, Peru!

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Study in Lima and Cusco!  In partnership with the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), Broward College is proud to offer study abroad programs in Lima and Cusco, Peru at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola to students attending colleges and universities across the United States.  Please click on the tabs below to learn more about the semester and summer program options!

Semester and Summer Programs in Cusco

About Cusco

Cusco is the gateway city to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu, which is an amazing stone settlement in the Peruvian Andes, and the most important and beautiful legacy of the ancient Peruvians. During their time in Cusco, studentsc can have the opportunity to visit Machu Picchu.

Cusco is located in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range. It was the site of the historic capital of the Inca Empire and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1983 by UNESCO. It is a major tourist destination, receiving almost two million visitors a year, and has a population of approximately 350,000 people.​

About the Program

The Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL) International Center is located in Cusco, which is in the southeastern part of the country and about an hour flight away from Lima. Along its cobblestone streets there are buildings made by the Incas, built entirely of stone. This magical city also has an exciting nightlife with cafes and restaurants to suit everyone’s tastes. Ten minutes away from the city, many ancient Incan ruins, fortresses and other archaeological ruins can be seen. ​

Eligibility
​This program is open to students of all programs of study.  In order to participate, students must be at least 18 years of age with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.
Coursework Offered

Each course is worth 3-4 credits.  Students will enroll in 12 - 15 credits for the semester program and 6 credits per session during the summer program.  The course offerings include Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Spanish. Students with an advanced level may enroll in Latin American Literature instructed in Spanish. 

Check out the Cusco course catalog!

Students take courses in USIL’s International Center, which is housed in a 16th century building with ancient Incan stones lining the classroom walls. Students will take several courses, some of which are taught in English and others in Spanish. Classes are small and interactive, providing students with more personalized attention from the instructors.

Housing

Students have two different housing options.  The first option includes living in shared, furnished apartments at La Casa de Don Ignacio, a student residence conveniently located near the central square, Plaza de Armas, which is close to many stores and restaurants. The student residence offers all the amenities a student would need such as 24-hour front desk, medical assistance, airport pick-up upon arrival and departure, wireless internet, computer room, dining room, TV, laundry service and safe deposit box. Students living at Casa Don Ignacio will also enjoy daily breakfast served in the dining room. Decorated in Incan-style furniture and bright colors, the Casa Don Ignacio provides students with a pleasant place to stay during their time in Cusco.

The second choice is the homestay option which allows students to live with a local Peruvian family.  Students are usually provided their own room and three meals a day, seven days a week.  Often times there is another student living in the house which allows them to work on homework together or share in the expense of taking the 10-15 minute, approximately $1.20 taxi ride to downtown.  Students will be picked up from the airport in Cusco by their host families and will be dropped off at the airport upon departure. There is onsite support in Cusco to ensure students are happy and healthy in their accommodations.

Costs

FALL 2017 PROGRAM

  • Program with housing at La Casa Don Ignacio w/breakfast: $8,380 CCIS members/ $8,780 non-members
  • Program with homestay w/3 meals daily: $8,930 CCIS members/ $9,330 non-members

SPRING 2018 PROGRAM

  • Program with housing at La Casa Don Ignacio w/breakfast: $8,530 CCIS members/ $8,930 non-members
  • Program with homestay w/3 meals daily: $9,130 CCIS members/ 9,530 non-members

SUMMER 2018 Sessions I or II

  • Program with housing at La Casa Don Ignacio w/breakfast: $3,720 CCIS members/ $4,220 non-members
  • Program with homestay w/3 meals daily: $3,950 CCIS members/ $4,320 non-members


*Note: All  CCIS-Broward College Study Abroad Programs have a non-refundable program deposit of $300 due three weeks after official acceptance. The deposit is applied towards the total cost of the program.


Cost Includes: Tuition and administrative fees, housing in shared room at La Casa Don Ignacio with breakfast or homestay with 3 meals daily, airport pick-up, library access, tutoring services, university ID, orientation and welcome ceremony upon arrival at USIL, service-learning program, and mandatory CISI international health insurance.

Cost Does Not Include: Airfare (approx. $1,200 round-trip), meals if living in Casa Don Ignacio (lunch and dinner, approx. $300 per month), public transportation (approx. $100 per month), textbooks (approx. $10-$50).

*All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification.*

Scholarships
​Broward College degree-seeking students who participate in this program will automatically receive a $700 discount for the semester program or a $400 discount for the summer program.  BC applicants may also be eligible for additional funding through the institution's William E. Greene (WEG) Scholarship for semester study abroad. Additional scholarships are also available to BC students through external organizations.

Applicants who are not degree-seeking students at Broward College should speak with the international programs office at their home institution regarding scholarships which may be available to them. Students who are attending Florida State Colleges and Universities outside of Broward College are eligible for a $250-$300 discount for semester and summer programs.​​
Dates & Deadlines

FALL 2017
Program Dates:  August 10 - December 2, 2017
Application Deadline:  June 1, 2017

SPRING 2018
Program Dates:  January 18 - May 12, 2018
Application Deadline:  December 1, 2017 (Extended)

SUMMER 2018 - SESSION I
Program Dates: May 17 - June 24, 2018
Application Deadline:  TBA

SUMMER 2018 - SESSION II
Program Dates:  June 28 - August 5, 2018
Application Deadline:  TBA

 

 


Application Materials
Application materials are available on the CCIS Peru Semester or Summer program webpage under the "Apply Now" tab.  ​Broward students should make an appointment prior to applying to meet with the Study Abroad Specialist.  Appointments can be made by calling #954-201-7709 or emailing abroad@broward.edu.
Contact Information

For more information on the program or questions, please contact:

Violeta Rivera, Specialist of Study Abroad & Global Engagement
Office of International Studies
Broward College - Weston Center
4205 Bonaventure Boulevard
Building 110 / Suite 208
Weston, Florida  33332
(954) 201-7709

abroad@broward.edu

Student Testimonials

"My Study Abroad trip to Peru was amazing! Living with a local Peruvian family made the experience authentic and complete. I was thrown into a typical daily Peruvian lifestyle via delicious, home cooked meals, local excursions, festivities, and so much more. My weekly schedule consisted of taking a taxi or the public buses to get to school each day then later enjoying a leisurely walk home down the busy street where I witnessed the sights and city life. Learning and conversing in a different language in a foreign country is an unforgettable adventure that will stay with me always! I love Peru!" - Niki Smuck. Broward College


 

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"I had an amazing time studying abroad in Cusco, Peru. The people I met and the places I went were unforgettable. My advice for any students thinking about coming to Cusco is to do it! The city is very safe, and tourist friendly. The people are all very nice and helpful. The housing is really nice, and the breakfast is delicious. Looking back on my experience in Peru, I regret nothing! I made incredible friends and met people from all over the world. I would advise doing a trek to Machu Picchu, not necessarily the Inca Jungle trail, because that is not for everyone, but some sort of trek. It made the entire experience so much more rewarding and powerful." - Chris Lena, Bunker Hill Community College


Semester Program
in Lima

About Lima

Lima has a population of more than eight million people and welcomes visitors from all over the world. In the historical center of the city, declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, splendid samples of colonial architecture and beautiful carved balconies can be seen. There are archaeological sites throughout the city as well as on the outskirts of Lima.

Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru. It is located in the central part of the country, on a desert coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Lima is the fifth largest city in South America and is one of the largest financial hubs in the country.

About the Program

The Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL) is a modern campus located in the La Molina district of Lima, Peru, and has a student body of over 10,000 students. Spacious classrooms, laboratories, a library, Student Center, cafeteria and an on-campus restaurant all serve to complement the students’ academic program. USIL has a dynamic student population because it hosts international students from more than 90 universities throughout the world through exchange programs. Students may enroll in any of the 22 academic programs USIL offers, which are taught on the Lima campus both in Spanish and English. The program offers students the opportunity to advance their studies, exchange knowledge with professors and local students, gain international experience, and visit a country with many tourist attractions and exquisite cuisine.​

Eligibility

​This program is open to students of all programs of study.  In order to participate, students must be at least 18 years of age with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.

Coursework Offered

Students enroll in coursework in English and coursework in Spanish.

  • Business

  • Economics

  • Marketing

  • Art & Design

  • Communications

  • International Business

  • Hospitality Management

  • International Relations and more

​Each course is worth 2-4 USIL credits and students are welcomed to enroll in up to 20 USIL credits per semester. For the English translations of coursework taught in Spanish, please click here.

Housing

Students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Peruvian culture through residing with local host families.  The host family will provide the student with a furnished, private bedroom along with three daily meals, laundry and access to the internet.  After completing a housing profile, students will be paired with a family located in a neighborhood close to the university. 24-hour support is available to students residing in homestays, and all host families receive an orientation and information regarding their student prior to their arrival.

Costs

Fall 2017: $9,030 for CCIS members; $9,430 for non-members
Spring 2018: TBA

*Note: All  CCIS-Broward College Study Abroad Programs have a non-refundable program deposit of $300 due three weeks after official acceptance. The deposit is applied towards the total cost of the program.

Cost Includes: Tuition and administrative fees, homestay with three meals daily in a private room, airport pick-up and drop off, library access, tutoring services, university ID, orientation and welcome ceremony upon arrival at USIL, and international health insurance.

Cost Does Not Include: Airfare (app. $950 round-trip), excursions (app. $100 during semester), public transportation (app. $100 per month), and textbooks (app. $10-$50), passport, personal expenses

*All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact abroad@broward.edu to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.*

Scholarships

​​Broward College degree-seeking students who participate in this program will automatically receive a $700 discount for the semester program or a $400 discount for the summer program.  BC applicants may also be eligible for additional funding through the institution's William E. Greene (WEG) Scholarship for semester study abroad. Additional scholarships are also available to BC students through external organizations.

Applicants who are not degree-seeking students at Broward College should speak with the international programs office at their home institution regarding scholarships which may be available to them. Students who are attending Florida State Colleges and Universities outside of Broward College are eligible for a $250-$300 discount for semester and summer programs.

Dates & Deadlines

FALL 2017
Program Dates:  August 8 - December 16, 2017
Application Deadline:  June 1, 2017

SPRING 2018
Program Dates:  TBA
Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017

How Do I Apply?

Application materials are available on the CCIS Peru Semester webpage.  ​Broward students should make an appointment prior to applying to meet with the specialist of Study Abroad & Global Engagement.  Appointments can be made by calling #954-201-7709 or emailing abroad@broward.edu 

Contact Information

For more information on the program or questions, please contact:

Violeta Rivera, Specialist of Study Abroad & Global Engagement

Office of International Education
Broward College-Weston Center
4205 Bonaventure Boulevard
Building 110/ Room 208
Weston, Florida 33332
(954) 201-7709

abroad@broward.edu

 
Student Testimonials
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"I would tell any student thinking about studying abroad stop thinking and DO. Stop making excuses and put a plan into action. If someone told me I would study abroad in Peru for 5 months, I would have laughed at the idea.  Thanks to the William E. Greene Scholarship I was able to experience meeting people from all over the world, learn a new language, try exotic foods, and experience a new culture. Studying abroad is imperative to your growth as an individual." - Tiffany Power, Broward College

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