Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), one of South America’s most prestigious universities, educates, researches, and promotes knowledge, culture, and development. Located in the capital city of Lima, UPC prides itself on its creativity and innovation, being the first global university in Peru. Not only is Lima physically beautiful, but it also offers a unique blend of cultural history and global modernization.

Program Highlights:

  • UPC offers more than 30 areas of study within hospitality and tourism management, architecture, contemporary arts, health sciences, humane sciences, communications, law, economics, business and engineering.
  • Lima is on the coast of the Pacific and is one of the largest desert towns in the world, making the contrasts of the city striking. 
  • Near the pre-Inca pyramids that survived the Spanish conquest and modern civilization are beautifully restored colonial mansions dating back to the 17th century.

Program Details

Application Process

In order to complete the exchange process, you must complete the following steps:

Submit the following documents to Kathy Hansen in the Center for International Education:

  • Copy of official transcripts
  • Letter of presentation from Nazareth; must state the program you are currently enrolled in
  • Passport copy
  • Passport-sized photo in color (.jpeg extension, white background, facing forward)
  • Copy of flight reservation for visa purposes
  • UPC Course Application Form (include at least 3 more courses than those you are interested in studying during your semester at UPC in case courses overlap or are unavailable due to lack of student demand)

You pay Nazareth University tuition and retain your full Nazareth financial aid packages (excluding work study).


UPC will assist you in securing private rental accommodations or host family arrangements near the campus; utilities and food may or may not be included. You are responsible for arranging and paying for room and board.

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    At A Glance

    Term: Fall or Spring

    Program Level: Undergraduate

    Program Type: Academic

    Major(s): Arts, Law, Business, Communications, and Economics

    Language Requirement: Spanish

    Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5