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Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
Lima, Peru (Outgoing Program)
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Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
University Exchange Language of Instruction: Spanish
Non-English Language Prerequisite:
6 or More Semesters Housing Type: Host Family
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Non-English Language Learning Option(s):
Study Abroad Adviser: Alex Spellis
University Name:
Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
Language Category:
Language Category C Study Level: Undergraduate
Program Description:


  • The Pontifical Catholic University of Peru is located in the coastal metropolis of Lima.
  • Lima, the largest and capital city of Peru, has an amazingly intricate ecosystem.
  • The 2019 Pan American Games will be hosted in Lima!
Note – This program is ideal for independent students majoring in Spanish!
Program Requirements
  • 3.0 Combined Retained GPA
  • Passport (valid through six months after return from study abroad)
  • Six or more semesters of College-Level Spanish
  • 2 Recommendation Letters: OU Spanish Professor and another OU Professor
  • Host University Application
  • Enter on Tourist Visa, then change status at the Migrations Office in LIma
PUCP offers a wide variety of classes in many fields. Some of these fields are: architecture, art, sciences, law, social sciences, economics, education, communication, humanities, engineering, psychology and theology. Exchange students are allowed to take any course that they can handle based on their academic backgrounds. Click here for a complete list of departments and course offerings at PUCP.

There are also Spanish language courses offered to international students for an additional cost to be paid once at PUCP.  For more information, please click here as well as ask your study abroad adviser for a copy of language course syllabi.

To see courses previously taken by OU students at PUCP and their OU equivalents click the following link: Pontifical Catholic University of Peru - Course Equivalency Information

Academic Calendar
Fall Semester (Second Semester): August - December
Spring Semester (First Semester): March - July
Current Semester Dates

Money Matters
Since this program is a University Exchange program you will pay OU tuition/fees to the OU Bursar and housing/meals/living expenses to PUCP.

Use this Pontifical Catholic University of Peru Budget Estimate to help you plan for study abroad and compare programs!

There are number of scholarships available for study abroad students. Below is a partial list to get you started! Housing
Living with a host family is the best option for OU students.  The families are screened and selected by the host university international office.  Students interested in other lodging arrangements will be handled on a case by case situation, but approval is rarely given for independent apartment living.

Get Started
Start by attending a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about study abroad as well as your next steps. Then, schedule an appointment with the study abroad adviser for Peru to move on to Phase 2!

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2016-2017 02/21/2016
03/04/2016 TBA TBA
Fall 2016 02/21/2016
03/04/2016 08/10/2016 12/10/2016
Spring 2017 09/18/2016 09/23/2016 TBA TBA
Calendar Year 2017 09/18/2016 09/23/2016 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2017-2018 02/19/2017 03/03/2017 TBA TBA
Fall 2017 02/19/2017 03/03/2017 TBA TBA

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