Summer at Universidad del Pacifico (Lima)


    Academic Summer in Lima

    Universidad del Pacifico
    Taught in English
    Earn 1 – 2 Credits
    2 Weeks: $1595 USD


    • Low cost Tuition & Housing
    • Pre-departure resources (info)
    • Student services support staff
    • Cultural activities / field trips
    • Discount airfare booking
    • Easy check-in process
    • Earn academic credit
    • Transcript (certificate)

    The Program

    Summer school at the University of the Pacific (Universidad del Pacifico). Low cost, and open to all students 18 yrs and older. Two(2) week programs in July. Earn 2 – 3 academic USA credits, or 9 ECTS credits to transfer back home. Transcript certificate issued by the Universidad del Pacifico. Active social program, cultural activities, excursions, and a Volunteer (service learning) opportunity in the Amazon cloud forest of Peru (San Martin). Housing is provided in a Peruvian Host Family (plus meals), or in a Student Guest Houses nearby. Study with peers from around the world making new international friendships. Courses are all taught in English. Join us this summer for an academic adventure in Lima, Peru ! Early registration is advised, especially prior to May 30th.


    Lima was founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1535 with the name of Ciudad de los Reyes (city of the Kings), now called “Lima” which comes from the Aymara language (lima-limaq) “yellow flower” or of the Quechua (rimaq, “talker”) for its river, the Rimac. Today, Lima is the Peruvian capital home to over a third of the national population (over 9 million). The city is very multi-ethnic, hosting individuals of mixed, European, indigenous and Asian origin. The three(3) regions in the country (the coast, highlands, and rainforest) have different climates depending on the season. Coolest season is June – August, warmest from January – March,.

    The Universidad del Pacifico was founded in 1962, and has played a major part in the educational, economic, and social growth of the country and region.

    Courses: Academic

    Taught in English
    Earn 9 ECTS credits / 2 – 3 USA credits
    Transcript issued by Universidad del Pacifico

    Course # 1: Social Innovation & Volunteering (Service Learning in Amazon)

    Through this course, students will be able to learn from a strategic perspective, the processes and instruments related to socially responsible management. Specifically, issues such as the relationship between development and corporate social responsibility, dialog with stakeholders, organizational strategy and social responsibility.

    This course will offer students the opportunity of a unique experience by bringing them closer to a Peruvian rural community where they can demonstrate the existence of differences compared to an urban society in relation to their needs, language, culture and traditions. As part of the “volunteering program” (service learning), the local community is in the Amazon cloud forest of Peru (San Martin).

    Course #2: The Viceroyalty of Peru

    This course aims to reflect on the importance of the First Globalization caused by the formation of the Spanish Trans-Atlantic Empire during the Early Moder Age. The building of such an imperial system fostered the development of a world economy, linking for the first time Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Course offers participants direct interaction with material goods of the American viceroyalties, hand in hand with the best specialists. The immense bibliographic material and varied works of art will be analyzed. Focus is on the history of the origin of the Spanish Empire and the rise of the tiered system of governance known as the viceroyalty.
    Students will also have the chance to experience cultural activities such as a visit to the historic center of Lima and a gastronomy class.

    Course descriptions (Syllabus) available upon request.

    Early registration advised, prior to May 30th. Check with CSA if after May 30th.

    Academic Credit

    Transcript issued by the Universidad del Pacifico.

    Earn 3 – 4 USA credits / 9 ECTS credits


    Students stay in Peruvian Host Family homes, plus meals, or in shared “Student Houses” with other students. Cost is $75 – $100 USD per week. Pay there for housing.

    Early registration is advised to reserve housing in either host family or student house.

    Can also arrange own housing if preferred.


    Active social program, cultural activities, and excursions provided.

    Schedule provided upon arrival check-in orientation. Small fee may be requested, to help cover transportation and entrance fees (museums, etc).

    Dates & Fees

    Courses taught in English

    Course #1: Social Innovation & Volunteering (service learning)

    2020 Dates: July 6th – 17th $1595 USD
    2021 Dates: July 7th – 18th $1295 USD

    Course #2: The Viceroyalty of Peru

    2020 Dates: July 13th – 22nd $1595 USD
    2021 Dates: July 12th – 21st $1295 USD


    Age 18 yrs or older.

    Open to students and adults worldwide.


    Arrival instructions included with admission documents.

    Arrival check-in on weekend (Sat / Sun). Courses starts Monday.

    Use airport transport services to Campus check-in point.

    If you desire airport pick-up, ask in advance. Possibly available, cost extra.


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