This program is designed for advanced students who would like to take a variety of courses with Peruvian students in Hispanic Linguistics, Quechua and literature among other subject areas. All classes are taken at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru with Peruvian and international students
Lima, the capital of Peru has a rich history of Incan and Spanish culture. Today, the city blends both indigenous tradition with European culture. Evidence of Lima's past, such as some 1,600 wooden balconies from the colonial era are spread throughout the city next to modern skyscrapers and shopping plazas. Students will enjoy a city that has the charm of history, a vibrant indigenous culture and modern attractions and amenities.
Founded in 1917, the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru is the oldest-established private higher educational institution in Peru. The University is located on a 43-hectare campus, with a student population of more than 13,000.
Homestays are the norm in Peru and are required by Ohio State for students participating on ISA programs. They are either within a quick walking distance to the different universities attended by ISA students or are conveniently located near public transit routes relative to the universities. Travel times vary, but generally range between 15 and 30 minutes. ISA students are provided with their own room or could possibly share a room with another ISA student. A traditional homestay includes room and all meals (breakfast and the student's choice of either lunch or dinner, seven days 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. Some homestays provide internet access, but not all.
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 priorto 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.
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.
Course selection instructions:
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese has reviewed and pre-approved specific courses for this program.
Please schedule an appointment with Michelle Coria (.2) to discuss approved Spanish course work and complete the advising course selection form.
Coursework taken outside of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese must be approved via the credit evaluation process with the appropriate academic department(s).
You must complete these steps PRIOR to submitting the ISA application.
In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have a 3.4 cumulative GPA, 3.5 Spanish GPA, junior rank, successfully completed Spanish 4430 and 3450 and interview with a Spanish professor. Additionally, applicants must 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 advance 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.
IMPORTANT: Students are required to complete the course selection process (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, ISA credit verification form, 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 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.
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 program fee includes an in-country tuition, lodging with a host family, most meals, on-site orientation and some excursions.
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.
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.
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** 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.