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Program Overview

Program Overview

CIEE’s Lima Language and Culture Short-Term Program will offer you the opportunity to study various aspects of Peru’s diversity in Lima. This new program is all about immersing yourself in Peruvian culture. Through classes at the oldest private university in the country, homestays, and a variety of cultural activities and excursions, studying abroad in Lima offers you a unique intercultural experience and fascinating insight into the country and its people.

Study abroad in Lima and you’ll:

  • Focus on the diverse communities of Peru, including education strategies in rural and indigenous communities
  • Gain new and different perspectives of social realities within Peru
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $5 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    The GAIN Grant helps cover airfare costs to and from CIEE program locations for students who demonstrate high financial need. GAIN Grants are available for short-term (January and summer), semester and year-long CIEE programs.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

    Applicants for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship can apply for the CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant, which provides both program cost support and support for airfare. Students will have to provide proof of having applied to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, upon request.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Volunteering

During each session, you will volunteer for a day at a local NGO that runs a school in a marginalized community on the outskirts of Lima. This might involve refurbishing desks, painting a mural, or teaching an English class. This unique opportunity will provide you with a perspective of a different social reality within Lima that you would otherwise not be able to access on your own.

Coursework

You will take one Spanish language course or area studies course taught in English each session. All courses are taught by PUCP faculty. You will also have the opportunity to interact with different communities and to experience various aspects of life in Lima through the CIEE co-curricular activities and program housing. If you have no prior background in Spanish language and choose an area studies elective course, you may also enroll in a one credit Communicative Spanish language course during one session.

Cultural Immersion

Each program session will include a variety of field trips and activities designed to support the learning objectives of the program. Some of these activities may include a visit to a local NGO which runs a school in a marginalized community, a tour of the historical center of Lima, a documentary film screening about geographic inequities and conflicts, a traditional Peruvian dance workshop, a visit to the pre-Incan archeological site la Huaca Pucllana, a culinary workshop to learn basic Peruvian dishes, a hike through Lomas de Lúcumo community eco-tourism project, visits to local museums to learn about the pre-Colonial past, or a boat tour around the bay of el Callao and Lima to appreciate the marine wildlife.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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End Date
Costs
Summer Session II 2017 (4 wks)
05/15/2017
06/19/2017
07/17/2017
$3,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$2,508
Housing ***
$875
Insurance
$167

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$900
Local Transportation
$120
Books & Supplies
$75
Personal expenses
$600

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Session II and III 2017 (8 wks)
05/15/2017
06/19/2017
08/13/2017
$6,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,633
Housing ***
$1,750
Insurance
$167

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$900
Local Transportation
$240
Books & Supplies
$150
Personal expenses
$1,200

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Session III 2017 (4 wks)
05/15/2017
07/17/2017
08/13/2017
$3,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$2,508
Housing ***
$875
Insurance
$167

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$900
Local Transportation
$120
Books & Supplies
$75
Personal expenses
$600

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Eligibility
2.5 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.5
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours and 45 contact hours per session. Students may participate in one, two, or three sessions. Students takng a content area course may also add an optional 1 semester / 1.5 quarter hour Communicative Spanish Language course (15 contact hours). Credit for this course can only be earned during one of the three sessions.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students take one language course or one area studies course taught in English each session. Students taking an area studies course may also add an optional one credit Communicative Spanish Language course (15 contact hours).
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About the City

About The City

The capital of Peru is home to extensive beaches, beautiful parks, and can’t-miss restaurants. Lima also happens to be a gold mine of firsthand lessons in cultural diversity. You’ll see Incan and pre-Incan archeological sites and Spanish baroque cathedrals alongside tall glass modern buildings – all in one fascinating location. This city of 12 million people is located on Peru’s Pacific coast and includes diverse neighborhoods sprawling out from the colonial center. Peruvian music, renowned cuisine, coastal geography, and a fascinating history all make for an ideal location for study abroad students to explore both language and culture.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Sonia Maruenda

Academic Coordinator

Professor Sonia Maruenda received a Ph.D and Master’s degree in Romances Languages and Linguistics from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, and her Bachelor´s Degree in Lengua y Literatura Hispánicas con mención en Lingüística [Spanish Language and Literature in the area of Linguistics] from the PUCP. She has years of experience teaching Spanish as a Second Language and Formal Linguistics applied to the study of Spanish to university students both in Peru and the United States. Her focus of interest is Formal Linguistics. She is currently developing a scientific grammar of Peruvian Sign Language (Lengua de Señas Peruana), a language which is for the first time, starting to be linguistically analyzed. She now resides in Peru with her family and also teaches Linguistic courses for the School of Humanities, Linguistics Department, at the PUCP.

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Claudia Reyes

Resident Coordinator

“Nina” Claudia Reyes is in her 5th and final year of anthropology at PUCP. She has extensive experience in student organizing and project development, with a special interest in ethnicity, gender, and intercultural studies. She is one of the founders of the student group, AfroPUCP, whose mission is to promote research, awareness and social responsibility around issues concerning the Afro Peruvian population.

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Marion Tizon

Resident Director

Marion Tizón holds a post-graduate certificate in social management from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), where she is also pursuing her Master’s degree in the same field, with a concentration in community participation and education. She completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Anthropology at Swarthmore College. In addition, Marion is an intercultural trainer who is passionate about cultural differences and intercultural communication. Originally from Maine, she grew up in a bicultural and bilingual family, and has lived, worked and studied in Lima, Perú since 2007, the year in which she helped found the CIEE Study Center in Lima.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

All of the courses offered in this short-term program were developed by CIEE in conjunction with faculty from PUCP, are exclusively for CIEE students, and will be held on the PUCP campus.

Founded in 1917, the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) is the oldest established private higher educational institution in Peru. It’s hard to believe that its beautiful 90-acre campus with extensive, well-kept gardens is located in the busy commercial district of San Miguel. The ample and relaxing site has the feel of a huge park that houses classroom and faculty buildings, a central library, computer facilities, a sports center, numerous lively student cafeterias, and even an archaeological site. The University hosts nearly 18,000 students and many research centers including the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights. It was recently ranked as the best university in Peru and among the top 25 universities in all of Latin America by QS Top Schools.

Host Institution

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP)

Transportation

Transportation in Lima is primarily by bus and taxi. You will be getting to and from campus on public buses. This process will be explained in depth during the on-site orientation. On the first day of classes, someone from the homestay will accompany you on the bus.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

You will live in private Peruvian homes. Housing, three meals a day (at the homestay), and laundry costs are included in the program fee. In order to support students with low levels of Spanish, students will share a homestay with another student unless they specifically request to be by themselves. When possible we will pair the students with one higher-level Spanish speaker and a lower-level speaker within the same house.

The CIEE Lima Study Center has been working with host families since 2007 and staff believes that the homestay is essential to your learning process and integration into life in Lima. The opportunity to live with a Peruvian family not only allows you to deconstruct stereotypes and observe real life in action, but also creates opportunities to talk about issues presented in your courses and practice your Spanish language skills. Homestays also provide a unique source for learning about Peruvian culture and for personal growth.

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Orientations

Orientations

You'll begin your study abroad experience in Lima even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. Meeting with students online, the Resident Director shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple: to help you understand more about the program and identify your objectives so that you arrive well-informed and return home having made significant progress towards your goals.

A mandatory two-day orientation session conducted in Lima at the beginning of the program introduces you to the city, local Peruvian culture, and academic program, and provides practical information about living in Lima. Cultural activities and workshops are designed to assist you with cross-cultural adjustment and adaptation. Ongoing support is provided by CIEE staff on an individual and group basis throughout the study abroad program.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. Homestay families will have Wi-Fi access available and there is also Wi-Fi on the PUCP campus.

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Academics

Academics

This program is designed for students with an interest in Peru, Latin America, and Spanish language. The program offers a combination of beginning Spanish language courses and a range of area studies courses focusing on culture, education, diversity, and marginalized communities. Students take one language course or one area studies course taught in English each session. All regular CIEE Spanish language and area studies courses include 45 contact hours for 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours per session. Students may also add an optional one credit Communicative Spanish language course (15 contact hours). Classes are taken on the PUCP University campus where the CIEE Study Center is located.

Academic Culture

Peruvian students begin their academic studies at PUCP by fulfilling their general education requirements, which takes approximately two years. They then enroll in more focused academic courses in their specialized field of study for three years. Emphasis is placed on memorization and note taking in most classes. Because Peru is in the southern hemisphere, the Summer sessions of this CIEE program will be taking place during Peru’s winter and will, for the most part, overlap with the PUCP academic year. The first semester of the academic year in Lima begins in late February and ends in early July, and the second semester begins in late July and ends in early December. While the courses for this program are for CIEE students only, CIEE students will have the opportunity to interact with local students on the PUCP campus.

Nature of Classes

Courses are taught by PUCP faculty and are for CIEE students only.

CIEE Community Language Commitment

This program will enhance students’ proficiency in Spanish both through the beginning Spanish courses as well as by living with a host family and engaging with the local community through cultural activities.

Grading System

Grades are based on quizzes, exams, attendance, homework assignments/special projects, oral presentations, and class participation.

Language of Instruction

English
Spanish

Faculty

All courses are taught by PUCP faculty.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Session I

EDUC 3001 LMPE
Public Education, Culture and Development

The concept of scholastic education in Peru is tied closely to the idea of progress and development on a national scale. In this course students will analyze the school as a complex institution and learn about the social actors that play a role internally and externally. They will study how authority and discipline is used within schools. Ethnography will be used as the methodology of investigation and will be presented as an important instrument for the management and development of pedagogy within education. There will be special attention given to intercultural education, its concepts, and possibilities. Contact hours: 45. Credits: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours

SPAN 1001 LMPE
Beginning Spanish I

This course provides beginning Spanish language learners with the tools needed to develop and improve their oral and written abilities in Spanish, although the major focus is upon their oral skills. Prior knowledge of pronunciation and the most basic grammatical structures of the language is not required. This course has an essentially communicative orientation, through which students perfect their oral and aural comprehension, ability to communicate in a variety of contexts, expand their vocabulary, learn Peruvian idioms, and strengthen their knowledge and use of the most important grammatical structures of Spanish, while exploring social issues of Peruvian life. Contact hours: 45. Credits: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours

SPAN 0001 LMPE
Communicative Spanish

This is an optional elective course available to students enrolled in a CIEE area studies course. This language course provides the linguistic tools necessary both for students to make themselves understood in basic conversations as well as to enable them to gain a better understanding of Peruvian culture. Successful communication is the main goal. The course will have an emphasis on oral practice which will be based on real life situations in which students may find themselves during their time in Peru. Contact hours: 15. Credits: 1 semester / 1.5 quarter hours

Session II

LAST 3001 LMPE
Peruvian Cultural Diversity

This trans-disciplinary course will focus on Peru’s most critical and enduring social and cultural predicaments, namely: ethnicity and racism; poverty, marginalization and social discrepancies; cultural diversity and change; and gender relations. These topics will be studied historically, but emphasis will be placed on contemporary characteristics. Students will also be encouraged to use their stay in Lima to observe “ethnographically” the topics discussed in class. Contact hours: 45. Credits: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours

SPAN 1002 LMPE
Beginning Spanish II

This course provides higher-level, beginning Spanish language learners with the tools needed to develop and improve their oral and written abilities in Spanish, although the major focus is upon their oral skills. Prior knowledge of pronunciation and the most basic grammatical structures of the language is required. This course has an essentially communicative orientation, through which students perfect their oral and aural comprehension, ability to communicate in a variety of contexts, expand their vocabulary, learn Peruvian idioms, and strengthen their knowledge and use of the most important grammatical structures of Spanish, while exploring social issues of Peruvian life. Contact hours: 45. Credits: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours

SPAN 0001 LMPE
Communicative Spanish

This is an optional elective course available to students enrolled in a CIEE area studies course. This language course provides the linguistic tools necessary both for students to make themselves understood in basic conversations as well as to enable them to gain a better understanding of Peruvian culture. Successful communication is the main goal. The course will have an emphasis on oral practice which will be based on real life situations in which students may find themselves during their time in Peru. Contact hours: 15. Credits: 1 semester / 1.5 quarter hours

Session III

GEND 3001 LMPE
Gender and Queer Studies in Latin America

Drawing from many cultural examples and genres, this interdisciplinary course looks at the historical and social contexts of the various aspects of LGBT life in Latin America. Focusing on writings and works of art by and about LGBT people, this course will explore the concept of identity and its relationship to the formation of community. Field trips and discussions with community leaders will help provide students with additional perspectives that support the course readings and discussions. Contact hours: 45. Credits: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours

SPAN 1001 LMPE
Beginning Spanish I

This course provides beginning Spanish language learners with the tools needed to develop and improve their oral and written abilities in Spanish, although the major focus is upon their oral skills. Prior knowledge of pronunciation and the most basic grammatical structures of the language is not required. This course has an essentially communicative orientation, through which students perfect their oral and aural comprehension, ability to communicate in a variety of contexts, expand their vocabulary, learn Peruvian idioms, and strengthen their knowledge and use of the most important grammatical structures of Spanish, while exploring social issues of Peruvian life. Contact hours: 45. Credits: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours

SPAN 0001 LMPE
Communicative Spanish

This is an optional elective course available to students enrolled in a CIEE area studies course. This language course provides the linguistic tools necessary both for students to make themselves understood in basic conversations as well as to enable them to gain a better understanding of Peruvian culture. Successful communication is the main goal. The course will have an emphasis on oral practice which will be based on real life situations in which students may find themselves during their time in Peru. Contact hours: 15. Credits: 1 semester / 1.5 quarter hours

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