• Junior, Senior
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: Fifth Semester Spanish
• 3.0 cumulative GPA in all Spanish language courses
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Humanities and social sciences

Classroom Language



Apartments, Local Hosts, Residence Hall

Program Duration

Academic Year: Mid-August – Late July
Fall: Mid-August – Mid-December
Spring: Early March – Late July
Calendar Year: Early March – Mid-December

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Calendar Year 2018  10/13/2017
Spring 2017-18  10/13/2017
Fall 2018-19  3/2/2018
Year 2018-19  3/2/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
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Peru, Lima
Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru Exchange

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison's academic program in Lima, Peru allows students the opportunity to directly enroll in courses at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP). This program allows students to improve their Spanish language skills while learning about Peruvian culture. Students will take classes offered at PUCP and study alongside Peruvian and other international students. Students on this program should be prepared for an independent experience at PUCP. There is not a UW Madison staff member on site; however, PUCP's International Office offers support to all international students, including an orientation upon arrival.

Lima is located on the western coastline of Peru and is the capital city with a population of around eight million inhabitants, making it the fifth largest city in Latin America. The historic center of Lima was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988 due to the large number of historical buildings dating from the Spanish Colonial era. Most notable are the Plaza Mayor with its 16th Century Cathedral and the Presidential Palace and the Catacombs of the Convento de San Francisco. The city also has a large number of fine museums such as the Museum of Anthropology and the Gold Museum.

Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Strengthen language skills
  • Navigate new educational systems, as well as new learning and teaching styles
  • Observe Peruvian perspectives on academic disciplines