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  • Locations: Lima, Peru
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: International Studies Abroad 1 
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Housing Option: Local host family Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Spanish and Portuguese
Click here for a definition of this term Rank/Class Status: 1-First-year Student, 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Third Party Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Credit: Credit Evaluation Required, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Program Features: Service-Learning
Click here for a definition of this term Ohio State Program Contact: Jenny Kraft
Program Description:

Lima, Peru

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Program

The ISA Lima Summer program has been selected for students at the advanced Spanish language level. Participants live with host families and participate in ISA's exciting summer excursions, including a visit to Machu Picchu.

Locations

Lima, the capital of Peru, is situated on the west coast of the southern Pacific Ocean, along the outlet of the Rímac River. Lima is full of fascinating contrasts between traditional and modern influences. The traditional influences evolved from Peru's history as the home of the Inca and numerous other civilized cultures, dating back as far as 2000 BC. Indigenous cultural traditions and languages still thrive today in Peru. 

However, Lima is not only a traditional place, but has moved with the pace of modernity and now boasts strong industries and contemporary technologies. Lima is known for its interesting museums, colonial churches, vibrant cafe scene, striking architecture and genuinely friendly people. In addition, it is the hub of transport to Peru's endless natural treasures and archeological gems. South of the Capital, long white beaches stretch along the Pacific Ocean and are backed by white sand dunes. Lima's importance as the capital city of Peru and its idyllic location along the southern Pacific coast, provide an exceptional site for students to improve their Spanish and learn about Peruvian culture.

Accommodations

Homestays are the norm in Peru and are required for Ohio State students.  Students are provided with their own room or could possibly share a room with another ISA student. A traditional homestay includes room and two meals per day (breakfast and the student's choice of either lunch or dinner, seven days per week) and laundry service once per week. Each family has been carefully selected by ISA's resident staff in order to ensure a comfortable living situation. The homestay provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Peruvian lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor, not to mention the invaluable opportunity to practice the Spanish language with locals. Some homestays provide internet access, but not all.

Ohio State Program Contact

Jenny Kraft
kraft.51@osu.edu

Courses and Credits 

Each course a student takes abroad, regardless of the grade received or how course credit counts toward degree requirements, must:
  • Be approved via the credit evaluation process; students are strongly encouraged to do this prior to submitting their applications.
  • Transfer back to the student’s Ohio State record.
  • Be completed for graded Ohio State credit. This grade will be factored into the student’s GPA.
 Completion of the credit evaluation process does not guarantee the availability of the course abroad. Students are encouraged to have multiple back-up courses approved. Students who cancel their participation for failure to secure approval for desired course work will be subject to the cancellation policy
 
Students have two program options:
1. Summer 1
2. Summer 1 + service learning: Summer 1 followed by a 4-week service learning experience (minimum 20-30 maximum hours/week required = Spanish 5797

For every 30 service hours, students will earn 1 semester credit hour of Spanish 5797 (25 service hours per week x 4 weeks = 3.3 semester credit hours of Spanish 5797)

Please be aware of the following:
  • GPA & OSU course prerequisites determine eligibility; refer to the eligibility section.
  • All students must take a Spanish language placement exam upon arrival. Level of testing placement and course enrollment are not guaranteed.
  • Course offerings and equivalencies are subject to change based on student interest and university availability. 
Spanish majors/minors: 
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese has reviewed and pre-approved specific courses for this program. Please call 614.292.8485 to schedule an appointment to do the following: Non-Spanish majors/minors: 
  • Consult your major advisor regarding course selection and complete the credit evaluation process with the appropriate academic department(s). 
  • Students who wish to earn GE level Spanish credit (SPAN 1101, 1102, 1103 and 2000 level GE courses taught in English) may consult with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Send ISA Credit Verification Form.pdf to Jenny Kraft (.51) to obtain a signature.
You must complete these steps PRIOR to submitting the ISA application.
 

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, 3.0 Spanish GPA, successfully complete Spanish 3450 and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating on a third party provider/direct enroll program.

Application instructions:  This application process takes advanced planning.  Students should not plan to start the application process within one week of the deadline due to the number of elements involved.

Applicants are required to submit TWO applications: 
1.  OIA education abroad application (start at the "Apply Now" at the bottom or top of this page);
  • An academic reference from a current/recent Ohio State Spanish language instructor is required. Students with no Spanish language course experience at Ohio State may select an Ohio State instructor from the subject of their choice to provide the recommendation.
2. ISA application.
  • IMPORTANT: Students are required to obtain approval from Ohio State via completion of the ISA credit verification form
    (please see "courses and credits" section for additional information) before starting an ISA application
  • ISA requires all applicants to submit a non- refundable deposit of $95 at the time of application.
  • All elements of the ISA application must be completed by the Ohio State deadline. This includes the online application, application supplement (credit verification), official Ohio State transcript, service learning supplement page (if applicable) and resume (if applicable).  Students are advised to order an electronic copy of their transcript and request it to be emailed directly to their ISA Program Manager.  Online order requests may be completed on Buckeyelink under "Academics and Records." 

Passports

Passports are required for every Ohio State study abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about applying for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.


Program Costs

Students will pay the ISA program fee (minus a $200 discount given to OSU students) and International insurance fee. A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on university-approved third party provider or direct enroll programming is in effect until June 30, 2021. The ISA program fee includes instruction, volunteer/internship placement, room and meals with a host family, on-site orientation, excursions and transfer from/to the airport. Airfare, books/supplies, personal expenses and independent travel are not included in the program fee

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification from OSU, they will be held responsible for a $200 cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.

Scholarships

Students should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarships deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

Please review ISA's scholarship page for additional funding opportunities.

Information Sessions 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020: 1-4PM
  • An ISA representative will be on campus to hold drop-in advising hours.  Sign in at the front desk in Room 140 Enarson Classroom Building.

Notices

Please review this information about the Zika Virus and other pre-travel health considerations.

U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country specific safety information) 
Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance) 

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status, is prohibited.
 
 
 
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/17/2020 06/22/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.