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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019
Year 2020-2021 03/02/2020
Fall 2020 03/02/2020
08/09/2020 12/13/2020

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Anthropology, Art History, Economics, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Spanish, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 5 semesters
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Program Provider Click here for a definition of this term Features: Excursions, Mini-Sessions, and Field Trips, Home-stay, Service-learning, Volunteer, Weekly Activities
Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Kate Dawson
Program Description:
Hosted by: IFSA

Academic Focus: Peruvian Studies, Latin American Studies, Spanish Language and Literature. This program offers particularly strong course offerings in the following disciplines: History, Political Science, Economics, International Studies, Philosophy, and Social Science. This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suitable to students with academic interests in the majors listed above.

Eligibility Requirements:
Minimum 3.0 GPA; good academic standing. Students must have completed at least one Spanish foundational course at the 300-level.

Program Overview:
IFSA provides a program that is truly immersive inside and outside the classroom. Students are able to enroll in courses at a local university, which allows exposure to international higher education and engagement with local students. IFSA also organizes excursions that are both academic and social in nature as well as hands-on volunteer opportunities. Additionally, there have been new courses and site visits that  explores gender issues and LGBTQ+ rights. There have also been opportunities for students interested in archaeology to visit pre-Incan sites.

A full course load typically consists of 15-17 credit hours. Students take two program courses: Advanced Spanish and Social Peruvian Realities. In addition, students choose from a wide array of direct enrollment courses at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. All university classes are taught in Spanish and are integrated with full-degree seeking students. For a list of courses offered at the university, please visit the following website (Academics --> Program Courses).

Credit and Grade Translation - IFSA Peru

Emory College Study Abroad maintains a list of blanket approved courses. This list specifies how courses taken abroad will transfer back to Emory.
PLEASE NOTE: Students may obtain additional approvals for courses that are not currently on this blanket approved list: Blanket Approval List.

Living Arrangements:
Students will be housed in carefully selected Peruvian homes, which will give them the opportunity to improve their Spanish daily and to integrate with Peru's culture. The host family provides two meals per day (Monday through Saturday) and one meal per on Sunday.

A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is available in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheets. Fall  Spring

Financial Aid/Scholarships:
Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: Diversity Abroad (scholarship for under-represented students), Fund for Education Abroad, Benjamin Gilman Scholarship and Butler Scholarship/Travel Grant. For more information, please click here.

IFSA also provides an array of financial opportunities. These include scholarships for first-generation students, Work-to-Scholar Grant and loan repayment. You can find more information here.

Kate Dawson, Study Abroad Assistant Director,

This program is currently not accepting applications.