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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 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 500,000 people.​

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.

About the Program

The Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL) Extension Center is located in Cusco, which is in the southeastern part of the country and about an hour flight away from Lima.

Students take Spanish classes or coursework in English in a stunning 16th century building with ancient Incan stones lining the walls which is a short walk from the center square. In addition to classrooms and administrative offices, the school offers WI-FI, a computer lab, student lounge and courtyard. The USIL Cusco Extension Center also has a strong focus on volunteering and service learning allowing students to connect and give back to their adoptive community.


The CCIS - USIL Cusco program receives support from the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University. 

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 2019

  • Program with housing at La Casa Don Ignacio w/breakfast: $9,430 CCIS members/ $9,830 non-members

  • Program with homestay w/3 meals daily: $9,430 CCIS members/ $9,830 non-members

  Spring 2020

  • Program with housing at La Casa Don Ignacio w/breakfast: TBD CCIS members/ TBD non-members

  • Program with homestay w/3 meals daily: TBD CCIS members/ TBD non-members

 

Summer 2020 Sessions I or II

  • Program with housing at La Casa Don Ignacio w/breakfast: TBD CCIS members/ TBD non-members

  • Program with homestay w/3 meals daily: TBD CCIS members/ TBD non-members

*Note: All  CCIS-Broward College Study Abroad Programs have a non-refundable program deposit of $300 due two 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 the semester program automatically receive a $700 discount.
  • The USIL Cusco Semester program is eligible for the William E. Greene Study Abroad Scholarship. This scholarship is available to Broward College degree-seeking students.

  • The USIL Cusco Summer program is eligible for the Broward College Honors Grant for Study Abroad. This grant is available to Broward College degree-seeking students who are active members of the Honors College at BC.

  • The USIL Cusco Summer program is eligible for the Kimberly Green LACC scholarship. Offered with the support of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University.
    This scholarship is available to Broward College students, students from community and state colleges throughout the U.S. and minority-serving institutions.


  • Additional scholarships are available to students through external organizations. Please review our Scholarships and Funding page for more information

Students attending Florida State Colleges and Universities outside of Broward College are eligible for a $300 discount for semester and summer programs.

Applicants who are not degree-seeking students at Broward College should inquire with the international programs office at their home institution regarding scholarships available to them.

Dates & Deadlines

Fall 2019
Program Dates: August 8 - November 30 , 2019
Application Deadline: June 28, 2019


Spring 2020

Program Dates:  TBC
Application Deadline:  TBC


Summer 2020 - Session I

Program Dates: TBC
Application Deadline:  TBC

Summer 2020 - Session II
Program Dates:  TBC
Application Deadline: TBC


 


How to Apply
Application materials are available on the CCIS Peru Semester or Summer program webpage.

​Broward students should make an appointment prior to applying to meet with the Study Abroad & Global Engagement Coordinator.  Appointments can be made by emailing abroad@broward.edu or calling (954) 201 7709
Contact Information

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

Violeta Rivera, Study Abroad & Global Engagement Coordinator
abroad@broward.edu
(954) 201-7709

Information appointments are hosted at the Davie Central Campus on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please email abroad@broward.edu with your availability and we will be happy to schedule and appointment!

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 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.

Lima has a population of more than nine 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.


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 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.

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 2019
$9,430 for CCIS members; $9,830 for non-member
s

Spring 2020
TBD for CCIS members; TBD for 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.

Costs Included: 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.

Costs Not Included: 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 the semester program automatically receive a $700 discount.
  • Additional scholarships are available to students through external organizations. Please review our Scholarships and Funding page for more information

Students attending Florida State Colleges and Universities outside of Broward College are eligible for a $300 discount for semester programs.

Applicants who are not degree-seeking students at Broward College should inquire with the international programs office at their home institution regarding scholarships available to them.


Dates & Deadlines

Fall 2019
Program Dates: Auguts 4 - December 14, 2019
Application Deadline:  April 26, 2019

Spring 2020
Program Dates:  TBD
Application Deadline:  TBD

How to Apply

Application materials are available on the CCIS Peru Semester webpage.  ​

Broward students should make an appointment prior to applying to meet with the Study Abroad & Global Engagement Coordinator.  Appointments can be made by calling emailing abroad@broward.edu or calling (954) 201 7709

Contact Information

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

Violeta Rivera, Study Abroad & Global Engagement Coordinator
abroad@broward.edu
(954) 201-7709

Information appointments are hosted at the Davie Central Campus on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please email abroad@broward.edu with your availability and we will be happy to schedule and appointment!

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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