Center for International Education

Lima, Peru

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.

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Kathleen Hansen

Kathleen Hansen

Assistant Director for Overseas Studies & Exchanges in Center for International Education
Golisano Academic Center 119

Shannon Fee '12

"One of the more impressive sights in Peru is Ollantambo. At the top, there's a temple which consists of stones that weigh multiple tons. The village at the base is the only one in all of Peru whose houses still stand on the original foundation that the Incas constructed."

Student Blog
June 24th
Tipón During our trip to Tipón we were accompanied by a friend of Esperanza’s, Justo, who works as a biologist and specializes in the plant life of the Andes. He is an extremely intelligent and thoughtful man. He was not very talkative…
June 24th
Celebration of PentecostToday I awoke to the sound of music of the festival and it reminded me of the celebrations of Las Fallas during my time abroad in Spain. All of the town was alive with energy and the plaza was full of people from Ollantaytambo as w…
June 24th
The Tiniest ActionsEvery action has a reaction, whether we do something large or small it will have an effect on somebody or something else. During our time in Peru we had the honor of working with Kiya Survivors Therapy Center. Through a group effort fun…