Semester in Lima

Learn about the Spanish language and the local culture from top professors, alongside students from Lima and around the world. Go sand boarding, visit the highland towns of the Andes, and explore Islas Ballestas to check out penguins, seals, and sea lions.

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. You'll love studying abroad in Peru! Start getting excited about:

Local professors and international students – Your professors are the top Peruvians in their fields. You will learn about the Spanish language and the local culture from the experts, alongside students from Lima and around the world.

Study Spanish abroad in a vibrant, metropolitan setting – The way to learn Spanish is to immerse yourself in it, and that’s just what you’ll do on Semester in Lima as you navigate the city and make friends. 

Fascinating classes in English and Spanish – Semester in Lima lets you study a wide variety of courses taught in English or Spanish!

So much to see when you study abroad in Peru – On breaks from school, you can check out northern beach towns like Piura, go sand boarding in Huacachina, fish for piranha in the jungles and rivers of Iquitos, explore the fun colonial city of Cusco, learn about indigenous culture in the highland town of Ayachucho, visit Islas Ballestas (known as the Poor Man’s Galapagos) to check out birds, sea lions, and more . . . And that’s just to start!   

Active, hip city with something for everyone – With sophisticated dining options, remarkable museums, thousand-year-old ruins and temples, some of the best shopping, galleries, and cafés around, and even some great surf spots, you will be impressed by the multitude of things to do every day in Lima.