Peru: Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Cusco
The Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL) offers students the option to study on its main campus in metropolitan Lima or on its extension campus in historic Cusco. With a dynamic student population of international students coming from more than ninety universities throughout the world, USIL creates opportunities for students to advance their studies, exchange knowledge with professors and students, visit tourist attractions such as Machu Picchu, and enjoy the country's exquisite cuisine. In Lima, students enroll in coursework conducted in English or Spanish in subject areas such as hospitality/tourism management, marketing, economics, international business, international relations, and culinary arts. In Cusco, students can enroll in all levels of Spanish language and take coursework conducted in English such as Art and Design in Cusco, History of the Inca Civilization, Biodiversity of Peru, and Photography.
Additional features: airport pick-up, onsite orientation, international student support, and volunteer opportunities
Located in the La Molina district, the Lima campus includes a library, Student Center, cafeteria and on-campus restaurant. The recently opened Cusco center is housed in a 16th century building within walking distance of the famous Plaza de Armas.
The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), a partnership of colleges and universities—two and four year, large and small, public and private, domestic and foreign—encompasses the broad spectrum of international higher education. CCIS members sponsor a variety of programs, notably study abroad programs and professional development seminars for faculty and administrators, which are designed to enhance international/intercultural perspectives within the academic community.
USIL’s international center is located in Cusco, which is in the southeastern part of the country and about an hour flight away from Lima. The city of Cusco was declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1983 and has a population of approximately 350,000 people. Along its cobblestone streets there are buildings made by the Incas, built entirely of stone. This magical city also has an exciting nightlife with cafes and restaurants to suit everyone’s tastes. Ten minutes away from the city, many ancient Incan ruins, fortresses and other archaeological ruins can be seen. Cusco is also 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, students will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to visit Machu Picchu.