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PERU Lima & Cuzco
Lima is a wonderful place to live and study. USIL professors are excellent and the campus offers many opportunities to learn Spanish and engage with the local community. The KEI Program Manager and Onsite Director are amazing. The orientation was very thorough and helpful. The KEI Director is a kind person who knows the city and available when needed. Thank you.

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CUZCO: semester, year & summer LIMA: semester & year   

Academics (Cusco): semester, year & summer

The semester and summer curriculum in Cusco offers courses and community service. Courses are offered at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL). Community service is organized at various NGOs and humanitarian organizations. Students can enroll in a maximum of 15 credits per semester and 6 credits per summer session. Click on a course title to view the syllabus.

Spanish & Quechua Language

Beginning Spanish
Pre-Intermediate Spanish
Intermediate Spanish
Advanced Spanish
Written Communication in Spanish (in Spanish)
Latin American Literature (in Spanish)
Beginning Quencha

Humanities & Social Science

Contemporary Society and Culture of Peru (in English or Spanish)
Institutions in Peruvian Society (in English)
Introduction to Volunteering Service Learning and Social Responsibility in Cusco (in English)
History and Culture of the Incas (in English or Spanish)

Nutrition & Health

Healing and Shamanism in Andean and Amazonian Cultures (in English)
Andean Nutrition (in English)

Arts & Architecture

Art and Design in Cusco (in English)
Inca Architecture (in English)
Photography in Cusco (in English)
Cultural Heritage Conservation (in English or Spanish)

Tourism & Business

Economics and Sociology of Tourism (in English)
Cultural Tourism in Cusco and Peru (in English)
Participatory and Immersion Tourism in Peru (in English)
Sustainable Tourism (in English)
History of Peruvian Cuisine (in English)
Gastronomic Tourism in Cusco and Peru (in English)
Business in Peru and Latin America (in English)


Introduction to Communication (in English)
Communication for Development (in English)
History of Latin American Cinema (in English or Spanish)
Inter-cultural Communication (in English or Spanish)
Communication Psychology (in English)


Peru's Biodiversity (in English)

Additional Courses for Summer Session I 2018

Abnormal Psychology (in English, taught by visiting professor from USA)

Community service

Service (not-for-credit) allows students to learn from practical experience and engage with the local community. Positions are available at the following fields. Examples of placements include, but not limitted to, St. John of God Clinic, Huillcapata School, Juvenile Home Maria Salome Ferro and Juvenile Home San Judas Chico.
  • Inter-cultural Education
  • Environmental Care
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Crafts and Local Traditions
  • Health and Social Welfare
  • Construction in Marginal Rural and Urban Areas

Credit & transcripts Credit and transcripts issued by the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (accredited in Peru) and Lincoln University (accredited in USA)

University Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL), founded in 1993, is an autonomous not for profit institution of higher learning. The university offers a comprehensive curriculum that is taught in Spanish and English. The academic community consists of 5,000 students and faculty, spread across three campuses in Lima and a satellite campus in Cuzco.