CUZCO: ASA – Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola

Cuzco, Peru

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Dates

  • Fall Semester - Late August - early December
  • Spring Semester - Depart US Mid January - Depart Cuzco Mid May 12
  • Summer 1 Semester - Late May - Late June
  • Summer 2 Semester - Early July - mid August

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 1
  • Spring Semester - October 1
  • Summer 1 Semester - March 1
  • Summer 2 Semester - March 1

Description

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

The Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola is a bilingual university which has been graduating young entrepreneurs who contribute to the sustainable development of Peru for the past 11 years.  The university was created as an innovative option in education, promoting entrepreneurship among the students. All courses are taught in English as the university believes that it will make their graduates better prepared for a competitive labor market.

Courses

The Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola in Cuzco offers courses to students with any level of Spanish ability. All Spanish language classes are taught in Spanish and electives are taught in English.  Spring and fall lstudents earn16 NU credits per semester by taking four classes.  Summer students earn 8 NU credits by taking two classe.

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Host University

The mission of the university is to produce humanistic, entrepreneurial, leading professionals who conduct research and contribute toward the sustainable development of Peruvian society. The university has campuses in both Cuzco and Lima.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    • Completed OISP online application
    • ASA online application

      Northeastern University students should not pay the $150 program deposit at time of application. They should apply online without making a payment and then call ASA to pay the $50 application fee.  The $100 program deposit will be covered by Northeastern University OISP.

      Please submit the following directly to OISP:

    • Official transcript
    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
    • Release & Credits Form
    • One Letter of Recommendation required if GPA is below 3.0
      • 2 passport photos. You can have passport photos taken at CVS. You must submit official passport photos and notsnapshots or photocopies.
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    Cost

    Fall 2014 or Spring 2015: $21,367

    Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($21,267), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

    Peru, Cuzco: ASA Study Abroad Program Budget (Semester)

    Summer 1 2014: $10,295

    Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,195), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

    Summer 2 2014: $10,295

    Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,195), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

    Peru, Cuzco: ASA Study Abroad Program Budget (Summer)

     

    Accommodations

    Students can either choose to live with a Peruvian host family (includes 3 meals a day and 1 load of laundry per week) or in a residence hall (no meals included).

    Destination

    Located in southeastern Peru near the Urubamba Valley of the miraculous Andes mountain range, Cuzco is the original home to the Inca Empire. The undisputed archeological capital of the Americas, Cuzco boasts some of the world's most impressive historical sites. Start your adventure on the Inca Trail where you will be surrounded by a unique mixture of scenery including lush forests, subtropical jungles, and majestic mountains all while walking along ancient paths and ruins. Considered one of the best hiking trails in the world, this trail will lead you to the famous "Lost City" of Machu Picchu nestled high in the Andes Mountains. Another archeological marvel is the Sacred Valley of the Incas which is located nearly 2000 ft below the level of Cuzco. This enchanted valley winds along both the Urubamba river and the Vilcanota river and is home to spectacular ruins and some of the most beautiful towns in Peru including Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Chincheros and Maras where you can enjoy the sacred agricultural land, buy handmade goods, or further fuel your adventurous side by kayaking, hang gliding, climbing, or horse back riding. The city of Cuzco is full of life day and night. By day enjoy the charming streets surrounded by stone arches constructed by the Spaniards or seek out ancient treasures hidden within the colonial mansions and churches such as the Cathedral of Santo Domingo. At nightfall the city of Cuzco is beautifully lit up and alive with energy, music, and culture