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  • Locations: Lima, Peru
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: HC applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Spanish Suggested GPA: 3.0
Language Requirement: Completed at least 301 ICIP Required: Yes
Housing Options: Homestay Community Based Learning: No
Ability to work abroad: No Board: Partial Board
Program Exception Flag: None Program Sponsorship: Holy Cross Office of Study Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Visa required for U.S. passport holders: Yes Earned Academic Credit: Yes
Program Description:
Cusco, PeruPhoto courtesy of Nicole Clifford '15 - "Meeting Machu Picchu", Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru

View video of information session held on 9/14/20:

Name: Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP)
Location: Lima, Peru
University size: 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students
University founded: 1917
Terms available: academic year; fall and spring semesters; calendar year possible
Dates: early July to mid-July (academic year); early July to mid-December (fall); early February to mid-July (spring); early February to mid-December (calendar year)
Start and end dates noted are tentative and subject to change.
Orientation, language program, host families, excursions, support and more:
Pre-university program: Pre-university language program at El Sol Language School
University website:
Study Abroad website:
Student life/campus activities:
Visa fees: $100 (Possible expense upon arrival - depending on the entrance stamp, some students need to process a visa in Lima)
Housing deposits: n/a
Registration info: Students take Spanish Language and Culture, and three university courses per semester. Pre-university language program does not count towards required course load.
ICIP required: Yes
Other requirements: Completed Spanish 301.
Courses previously taken by Holy Cross students:
On left-side menu, click on Courses Taken Abroad for Holy Cross Credit then select program.
Grade equivalency sheet: Available on the Holy Cross Registrar’s website:
*Note: Different departments may present their course catalogs differently. Some have a list of available courses, some provide an overview of the required courses for a particular major (Peruvian students are much more restricted within their majors). These catalogs are a general guide, you will have assistance in selecting your classes on site.
All information listed above is subject to change.


For more information, please contact:
Emma Meade - Assistant Director

Phone:  508-793-3090
Office:  Smith 213

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 11/13/2022 02/20/2023 07/07/2023 12/15/2023
Calendar Year 2024 11/13/2022 02/20/2023 01/29/2024 12/14/2024
Spring 2024 11/13/2022 02/20/2023 01/29/2024 07/09/2024
Academic Year 2023-2024 11/13/2022 02/20/2023 07/07/2023 07/09/2024