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CIS Abroad: Semester in Lima, Peru (Third Party)

The Program

There’s a little bit of everything in Lima. You will find stunning ocean views, colonial-era buildings, a fun local spirit, delicious food, and more colorful, inexpensive souvenirs than you can imagine—not to mention a phenomenal university – Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola. The University is home to approximately 6,000 students and offers 18 distinct academic areas, from Agro-Inudstrial Engineering and Agribuisness to Tourism Management and everything in between. Because this is a bilingual institution, all of your Peruvian classmates will speak English, and you’ll be able to take classes for your major taught in either English or Spanish. You will study with local students as well as students from around the world and enjoy all the campus facilities the University has to offer.

The Academics

On Semester in Lima, you’ll be studying at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola. The University offers numerous courses taught in both English and Spanish, so you’ll be able to find courses within your major as well as improve your Spanish-language ability. Courses are available in Agro-Industrial Engineering and Agribusiness, Architecture and Urban Planning, Art and Design, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Communications, Economics, Finance, and other subjects. Please click here to view all courses taught in English.

You will earn 12-18 graded UConn credits per semester upon completion of this program.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below, go to the horizontal navigation bar on the Education Abroad homepage; click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.

 Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
BADM 2893 Marketing Management DIRMKTNG Marketing Management 3 12/31/2020
ECON 2493 Foreign Study ECO5205 Peruvian Economy 3 12/31/2020
ECON 3421 International Trade ECO5105 International Economics 3 12/31/2020
HDFS 3083 Foreign Study FC-FBA DESHUMA Human Development 3 12/31/2020
MGMT 4893 Business Management FC-ADM GESTEMPR Business Management 3 12/31/2020
MGMT 4893 International Business FC-IBS INTBUSIN International Business 3 12/31/2020
MGMT 4893 Global Business Strategy NIN6104 Global Business Strategy 3 12/31/2020
MGMT 4893 Business Management FC-ADM GESTEMPR Business Management 3 12/31/2020
PSYC 3883 Foreign Study PSI5409 Communications Psychology 4 12/31/2020

The Experience

You will have the choice of living in a residence hall or homestay.

Many students choose to spend their time on the USIL campus, either studying or participating in the academic, cultural, and sports events organized by the University. Apart from the activities organized by the University, each academic department organizes events that promote student participation and contribute to their personal and professional development. Among these activities, you can enjoy the Dia de la Facultad (the “Department’s” Day), which brings together students and graduates of each of the programs to hang out and participate in various activities. There are also talks, seminars, presentations, conferences, trips, and other activities.


Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking on the link below.

This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
The Details

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Business, Economics, Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, Agriculture, Arts
Language of instruction: Spanish Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.75