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IFSA-Butler Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Peru
Lima, Peru (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
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Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Budget Sheets Spring Semester
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Dept Offering Program: Study Abroad OIP Program Type: Study Abroad (semester)
Language of Instruction: Spanish Language Prerequisite: YES
Program Features: Academic Study Degree Level: 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior
Time Away: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester Housing options: Homestay
Program Group: Study Abroad OIP Program Adviser: Jordan Zilla
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IFSA-Butler Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru 

Please be reminded that you need to to complete to applications for this program:

  • Princeton application deadline: October 26, 2020
  • IFSA application deadline: November 1, 2020
IFSA-Butler in Peru offers students at an intermediate level of Spanish the opportunity to take courses alongside students at degree-seeking Peruvian student Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Pero in the areas of political science, literature and language, engineering, and more. 

The University

Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP) is a private university in Lima founded in 1917 located on a 100-acre campus where you will find modern buildings, picturesque gardens, and archaeological excavations. PUCP is consistently ranked one of the top universities in all of Peru. 

The Setting

PUCP is located in Lima, Peru, the country's capital situated on the Pacific coast. It is one of the largest cities in South America and a bustling metropolis home to vast art collections and beautiful architecture and surrounded by both mountains and beaches. 



Students will take two mandatory IFSA-taught courses on the program: Advanced Academic Writing and Peruvian culture and Peruvian Social Society. Additionally, students will complete their course-load by taking direct enroll courses at PUCP.  A normal course-load is the equivalent of 15-16 US credits, and this is the required enrollment for students in order to transfer back four Princeton credits. You can read more about the IFSA-taught courses and the PUCP university courses by visiting IFSA's website.


For Princeton approval, participants must have at least a 3.0/ B average for the fall and spring semesters prior to the semester of study abroad. Students almost must have taken at least up to the 107 level of Spanish (207 preferred). 

Grading & Credits:

For information regarding credits, grading, and other academic policies, read the Academic Policies on the Study Abroad website.

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester: early August to mid December 
Spring Semester: early March to mid July

Please refer to the IFSA website for updated academic calendars.


Students will live with carefully selected host families throughout Lima. Two meals per day Monday through Saturday will be provided, with one meal on Sunday. Homestays offer students the opportunity the become fully integrated into the local culture and use their Spanish consistently while at home. 

Money Matters

Students who receive financial aid at Princeton continue to receive Princeton financial aid for the approved costs of study abroad programs during the academic year. Students who do not receive financial aid will pay all program fees directly to the provider. For detailed information about financial aid, program fees, and billing for study abroad, please visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website.

For estimated program costs, please click on the budget sheet at the top of this brochure.

Passport and Visa

Students are responsible for ensuring that their passports are valid for their entire stay in Peru. For further information on renewing or obtaining a U.S. passport, please consult the U.S. State Department passport website.

IFSA Butler will provide admitted students with more detailed information about obtaining a student visa. 

Application Process

Students interested in applying to this program should complete the following steps:

  1. Click "apply now" here on the GPS brochure to begin an application. Complete all of the study abroad application items listed in GPS by the GPS deadline and submit to the Office of International Programs. 
  2. Complete the IFSA online application according to IFSA's deadline.


Start planning your study abroad experience!

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Spring Semester 2021 10/16/2020 10/20/2020 TBA TBA
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