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Wheaton College
Center for Global Education


Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru

Posted on September 2, 2010


In affiliation with IFSA Butler, students are fully integrated into campus life and have access to all departments and classes at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru (PUCP). PUCP, with 16,315 undergraduate students, offers a full curriculum of courses including anthropology, Latin American studies, sociology, economics, business, and the natural sciences. As South America’s third largest country, Peru’s rich history, geography and civilization makes it an attractive place to study abroad. Peru’s strategic location in the Andean region of South America allows you to fully immerse yourself in the Latin American culture and explore many archaeological locations such as the infamous Macchu Picchu.


PUCP is located in Lima, a busy metropolis of 8 million situated on the Pacific coast . Lima’s architecture ranges from pre-Incan to colonial to ultramodern. One will always be entertained in Lima as there is so much to discover! From art museums to beautiful parks and local markets students will always be engaged and inspired.


Academic Year, Fall and Spring semester options

Program Dates

Academic Year: August to July
Fall Semester: August to December
Spring Semester: February to July

Courses & Credits

Students enroll in five to six courses each semester. A mandatory Advanced Spanish Language course may be combined with special program courses taught in Spanish and university courses. 15 to 16 U.S. semester hours earns 4.0 Wheaton credits.

Admission Requirements

Juniors with a minimum GPA – 3.0. Two years of college level Spanish or the equivalent. All courses are taught in Spanish.

Housing & Board

Students live with families in the suburban, middle‐class neighborhoods of Lima and are provided two meals a day (Monday‐Saturday), one meal (Sunday).


Wheaton Comprehensive Fees. Expenses include Tuition, Room and Board

Other Expenses

$500 administrative fee, passport and visa fees, local transportation, books and supplies, required supplemental insurance and personal expenses.


All materials are available in the Center for Global Education.

Contact                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Make an appointment with Lynn Gaylord in the Center for Global Education, ext. 4950. Program details are subject to change at the discretion of the Center for Global Education.

Courses of Study

Final course schedules are not available until after arrival in Peru.

Special Program Courses:

  • Mandatory Advanced Spanish
  • Peruvian Social Reality (Internship component)


  • Fine Arts
  • Archaeology
  • Anthropology
  • Education
  • Natural Sciences
  • Political Science

For more information check IFSA Butler's site.

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