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Exchange (Bilateral) Peru: Universidad de Lima
Lima, Peru (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: UW-Whitewater applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2017 03/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2018 10/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Exchange (Bilateral)
Language of Instruction:
English and Foreign Language
Housing Options:
Minimum GPA:
Class Standing:
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Areas of Study:
Accounting, Business, Communication, Economics, Finance, International Business, Law, Marketing, Psychology, Spanish
Language Prerequisites:
Target Language:
Program Description:

University of Lima

UW-W Exchange Program

Location Lima, Peru
Eligibility 2.5 GPA, All majors
Academic Focus Across the curriculum
Language of Instruction Mainly Spanish, with some business courses in English
Terms Semester, Year
Partner Website


Studying at the University of Lima offers students a unique opportunity to take courses in a variety of disciplines in Spanish, or business courses taught in English, while experiencing Peruvian culture and an international campus environment.

The University of Lima is a private university with over 15,000 students. The University offers the possibility of studying across any of its academic areas, including Business, Communication, and Psychology.  Information about the areas of study offered can be found here:

Business courses in English
2013 ULima Business courses in English.docx

Proficiency in Spanish is required for participation in this exchange program.  For students planning to take business courses in English, at least high intermediate proficiency is recommended (e.g. completion of Spanish 252 at the very least). For students planning to take courses in Spanish high advanced/superior proficiency is recommended (e.g. native speakers or Spanish majors/minors who have taken several 300- or 400-level courses in Spanish).


The University of Lima does not have dorms or residence halls but will provide assistance and guidance in finding adequate accommodations for exchange students who need it. Students are usually housed in rooms offered by Peruvian families where they may also get meals for an added fee. Students can also be housed in student boarding houses with other exchange students.


Student Life and Surroundings

The University of Lima created a PALS program where university students volunteer to help incoming exchange students adapt to the university community to introduce students to Lima’s social life, and to answer any questions that you may have throughout the semester.

Peru, a magical and age-old country, is full of cultural richness and diversity rarely found in other countries; it offers visitors infinite variety and the possibility of experiencing history, culture, nature, adventure and much more in a single country stop. Peru is also one of the only twelve countries labeled as "megadiverse', which is reason enough to plunge into the deep secrets of its natural sites hidden in the extensive Amazonian region, the glorious Andean mountains, the hot, dry valleys of the coast, and one of the richest seas in the world.

The University offers students the opportunity to develop their artistic skills through free workshops, partake in sports such as futbol, rugby, volleyball etc.,  as well as visit the many cultural sites around Lima. Exchange students also take advantage of their free time in visiting surrounding cities and cultural  monuments such as Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.


Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

Exchange programs are affordable study abroad options that allow students to pay UW-W tuition while studying abroad.  As with all approved study abroad programs, UW-W financial aid can be used on this program.  Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad, and UW-W and external study abroad scholarships are available.

UW-W tuition, as well as the Global Experiences Application Fee and CISI international insurance, are billed to the student’s UW-W account.  Other expenses are paid individually (e.g. living expenses) or to the host university (e.g. accommodation).


Estimated Cost of Attendance (per semester)

Billed by UW-Whitewater  
Tuition* 3,824
Application/Administration Fee 225
Contingency Fee 50
CISI Insurance 136
Subtotal $4,235
Additional Estimated Expenses  
Travel Documents 150
Round Trip Airfare 1,200
Accommodation** 1,500
Meals 1,500
Books/Supplies 100
Personal/Miscellaneous 1,500
Subtotal $5,950
Total*** $10,185

*2016-17 UW-W tuition for in-state residents. Non-residents are subject to UW-W non-resident tuition rates.  Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year.
**Accommodation is an estimate; individual options may vary
***For comparison, the UW-W Financial Aid office estimates the cost of attendance on the UW-W campus for one semester to be $9,292


Passport and Visa Requirements

Students will need a passport to study abroad that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of their program.  Students must also obtain a student visa to study in Peru.

Key Dates

Term Application Deadline Term Dates
Academic Year March 15th Early August to July
Fall Semester March 15th Early August to Mid December
Spring Semester October 1st Early April to July


CGE Exchange Coordinator:
Milliam Lor
Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel:  262-472-5379 (direct)
        262-472-5759 (appointments)

UW-W Faculty Exchange Advisor:
(for Spanish majors)
Dr. Peter Hoff
Dept. of Languages and Literatures
Office: Hyland 3432
Tel: 262-472-5469

UW-W Faculty Exchange Advisor
Dr. Jo Ellen Burkholder
Dept. of Sociology, Anthro & Crim Justice
White Hall, Room 206
Tel: 262-472-5776