Program Overview

The Liberal Arts program in Lima is ideal for students who have at least two and a half years of college-level Spanish or the equivalent and wish to continue their language study and enroll directly at the PUCP alongside Peruvian students. In addition to direct enrollment courses, you will explore Peruvian history, mestizaje, ethnic identity, politics, globalization, and development through the CIEE course and CIEE cultural activities. All courses are taught in Spanish.

You will be required to take the required four-week intensive Spanish pre-session course. During the regular semester, you will enroll in the CIEE core course, two or three direct enrollment courses, and/or an additional Spanish language course. All courses are taught by faculty from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP).

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Liberal Arts Program in Lima, Peru

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Application process

If you are interested in applying to a CIEE program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, recommendation, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Program Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by CIEE.

IMPORTANT: Application for a CIEE program involves two parts:

  1. Completion of the GEO application process.
  2. Completion of the CIEE application process.

Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the CIEE deadline. An application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Dates and Deadlines

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE.
TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20184/1/2017Late JulyEarly December
Academic Year2017-184/1/2017Late JulyMid-July
Spring Semester201910/15/2018Late FebruaryMid-July

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