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Lima, the capital of Peru, lies on the Pacific coast. Though its colonial center is preserved, it's a bustling metropolis and one of South America's largest cities with 10 million residents. It's home to to great museums, surfing, nightlife, and one of the top culinary destinations in the world.

PUC-Peru offers UT students an opportunity to take a variety of university courses, taught in Spanish, alongside local students. Located in the capital city of Lima, PUCP has more than 17,000 students. UT students have access to a broad spectrum of courses. Additionally, they can choose to receive a Certification of Peruvian Studies while attending PUCP. The university offers a "PUCP pal" to help students integrate more fully into university life.


Area(s) of Study

  • Accounting
  • Computer Science
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Physics
  • Anthropology
  • Curriculum And Instruction
  • Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Latin American Studies
  • Public Relations
  • Art History
  • Economics
  • Liberal Arts
  • Radio-Television-Film
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Linguistics
  • Social Work
  • Communication
  • Geography
  • Management
  • Sociology
  • Communication Studies
  • Government
  • Mathematics
  • Studio Art
  • Comparative Literature
  • History
  • Philosophy

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Academic Information

Students are required to take credits that equal 12 UT credits. Note that PUC-Peru courses vary in number of credit hours received. At PUCP, a full-time student has at least 12 credits. UT students are required to enroll in 12 UT credits (or the local equivalent). Students may select courses from a variety of departments.


Students can take courses in 45 specialties. You are not considered to be a degree candidate at PUCP.You are authorized to enroll in courses from different levels and from different academic Schools. A seat in a certain class is subject to vacancy and will be granted provided you have fulfilled the prerequisites for these courses at UT Austin.

Language(s) of Instruction



Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Students may live with host families or may choose to arrange to share students. The PUCP helps facilitate this through the application.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Students pay a one-time $75 application fee and regular UT tuition for the semester abroad. Students are responsible for airfare, passport/VISA, housing, transportation, and general costs of living. SCHOLARSHIPS: $20,000 in Latin America scholarships awarded annually | International Education Fee Scholarship.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • March 10, 2021 to July 10, 2021
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: October 1, 2020
- Fall
  • August 12, 2020 to December 12, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Frequently Asked Questions
Academic Credit

Next Step

1) Attend 'Explore Latin America' info-session for summer OR semester programs. See website for dates and locations. 2) Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss credit. 3) Attend Ready to Apply session with Eli Klosterboer. Further instructions provided at Explore session. 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

Program information above is subject to change