Business & Electives in English and Spanish

Universidad de Piura - Lima
Lima, Peru

Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Popular Subject Areas

    Business & Electives in English and Spanish

  • Location


  • Host University

    Universidad de Piura - Lima

    For over 50 years, the Universidad de Piura - Lima (UDEP) has provided a high-quality education to its students. As one of Peru's top universities, UDEP boasts a 16:1 student-teacher ratio and is best known for its strong business and communication programs. UDEP's Lima campus is in the heart of the hip Miraflores neighborhood, where the ISA office and many homestays are also located. Studying at UDEP also gives you easy access to Parque Kennedy, world-class restaurants, a robust nightlife, and seaside strolls along El Malecón. Home to over 2,000 students per year, UDEP's modern, open campus features a grassy courtyard, library, study center, and several dining options.

  • Term

    Fall 2 2023

  • Program Dates

    Aug 06, 2023 - Dec 10, 2023

  • Program Length


  • Application Deadline

    Jun 01, 2023

  • Forms and Payment Deadline

    Jun 15, 2023

  • Credit

    12 - 16 Credits

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost


  • This session is in progress and is no longer accepting applications.

Study Abroad Program Description

Immerse yourself in Peruvian culture by attending local classes taught in both English and Spanish at the Universidad de Piura (UDEP). Nestled in the heart of Miraflores, the small UDEP campus offers individualized attention to their students. With a world-class Business School and a full roster of internationally educated faculty members, UDEP boasts a 90% employability rate for recent graduates. UDEP also encourages the diverse student body to explore various activities outside of the classroom through sports, cultural activities, clubs, and service-learning. ISA students are encouraged to fully participate in these opportunities on campus for a truly immersive experience.

All courses are taught by university faculty at the Universidad de Piura.

Enjoy Flexibility with ISA Flex

We’ve partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to help you overcome common study abroad challenges by adding an ASU Online course to your ISA program. With more than 2,100 courses to choose from, ISA Flex minimizes academic challenges, like major requirements and limited course options, so you can make the most of your experience abroad. Once you’ve applied, access the Flex form in your ISA Student Portal for more information on how to add this to your program and enroll in the course you need.



Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.


There is no language prerequisite for this program.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University


Meals and Laundry Service

Bridging Cultures Orientation

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model


Cultural Activities


Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities




12 - 16

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

12 - 16

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

18 - 24

Academic Information

Course Selection

The UDEP offers students a select list of courses in English with local students, as well as a list of recommended courses for international students taught in Spanish with local students.  In addition,  ISA students who are at a high advanced language level (5+ semesters of Spanish Language) are eligible to take any of the required or elective courses taught in Spanish from the School of Business Administration, as long as they meet any pre-requisites for the class. 

ISA students can choose between 12 and 16 credits during a semester program, keeping in mind that most courses are 4-credits.  

The Intermediate and Advanced Spanish language courses are designed for ISA students only and will open based on enrollment.  These language courses are worth 3 credits each.

ISA students may combine courses taught in English and Spanish with locals, as well as a Spanish language class from the list below.   

Course availability and contact hours are subject to change.

Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Peru Program Manager.


Language Requirement

Students who choose courses taught in Spanish with locals must have completed or tested out of a minimum of five semesters (7-8 quarters) of college-level Spanish.  


Course Credit

According to ISA policy, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student’s home university.



The transcript from the UDEP will reflect UDEP credits for each course. ISA recommends 1 UDEP credit = 1 U.S. semester credit / 1.5 quarter units. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.


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Support & Funding

ISA is here to support you when it comes to navigating identity questions related to traveling abroad, providing resources and information for your accessibility needs, and identifying funding for your program abroad.


Our U.S. staff is available to support you though every stage of your study abroad journey. Please reach out with any questions about ISA programs or life on-site to your country-specific Program Manager.

Our on-site staff are there for you as soon as you arrive in country and will support you throughout your time abroad.

U.S. Team

Michelle McRaney

Program Manager, Peru


Michelle McRaney

Resident Director, Peru

Cecilia Aramburu

Student Services Coordinator, Peru

Identity Resources

Accessibility & Accommodations

With our wide portfolio of program types and locations, we’re confident there is a suitable, accessible program for each student.

Securing accommodations abroad can take time, so we ask that those with requests inform ISA early in the advising process. We recommend reaching out to your Program Manager or our Accessibility Team ( to discuss your accessibility needs or accommodations abroad.

Destination Information

Our diversity pages for each ISA destination include information on Indigenous communities, languages, race and ethnicity, religion, LGBTQIA+, and disability access. We hope it will help when reflecting upon and contextualizing intersectionality in your host community.

Identity Blog

ISA offers students the opportunity to blog about their experiences abroad from their own diverse perspectives. These posts can be found on the ISA Student Blog, and interested students should email for more information.


All students should have the opportunity to study abroad. To help make this a reality, ISA offers a variety of scholarships to help cover your study abroad costs. To learn more about our scholarship opportunities, check out our scholarships & grants page!

If you receive financial aid from your home university, you can likely use those funds for study abroad, as well. Speak with your home university’s financial aid office to learn about your options. Check out steps for using financial aid.

Questions about scholarships and funding? Email us at


Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the Peruvian lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor to Peru. With an open-mind and flexibility, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations, however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.


Host families are best if you are seeking full linguistic and cultural immersion during your time abroad. Each host family has been carefully selected by ISA's resident staff in order to best accommodate your needs and to ensure a comfortable living situation. Homestays will provide two meals daily and laundry service once a week. While students typically have their own room and share a homestay with another ISA student, you might share a room with another ISA student of the same gender.


While similar to a homestay, pensiones are larger homes that provide housing to multiple students. This option includes two meals per day/seven days per week (excluding excursion days) and laundry service at least once per week. You will also be expected to coordinate meals with the meal schedule of the pensión. This is a great option for students who are more independent and would like to live with a larger number of students in a homestay setting.

Student Residence

Residencias are occupied by international students. At the residencia, you may or may not have your own bedroom and you will share bathrooms and common living areas. Residencias do not include meals, but you will have access to the kitchen and storage area at the residencia. All residencias include wi-fi and some include a computer lab.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.



Cultural Activities in Lima

The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Lima. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Lima special.

These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included a city tour, graffiti lesson, Real Felipe Fortaleza tour, Huaca Pucllana pyramid and museum visits and a service day.

Ica, Paracas & Chincha

Partake in included activities such as dune buggies and sandboarding in the Huacachina Oasis, visit Paracas and the Ballestas Islands for a chance to see Humboldt penguins and sea lionsand visit Chincha and the Hacienda San José.

Playas del Sur

Slip away from the city to soak up the sun with Limeños at a local beach and try a traditional stuffed bread made in a clay oven.

Lima City Tour

Discover the historical center of the Peruvian capital by visiting the Monasterio San Francisco de Asis, Plaza San Martín, Jirón de la Unión, Palacio Torre Tagle and Iglesia San Pedro.

Iquitos * Optional

Travel by boat deep into the Amazon jungle, fish for piranhas and observe wildlife such as exotic birds, monkeys, pink dolphins and sloths at the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, not to mention a visit to the Manatee Rescue Center and local river communities to learn about environmental conversation and the rescue of the native language and culture of the Kukama Kukamiria.

Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu * Optional

Feed the aplacas, llamas, vicuñas, and guanacos at Awanacancha, visit Pisac and Ollantaytambo and depart for Aguas Calientes. Take a guided tour of the former capital of the Inca empire, Machu Picchu and explore the ruins afterward. Learn about traditional Andean weaving at Chinchero and stroll down the cobblestone streets of Cusco during the historical city tour.


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