Office of International Programs

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola

Lima, Peru

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Lima was founded in 1535 by the conquistador Francisco Pizarro as his capital and was later named the official capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru, which encompassed most of South America at one point. To this day, the historic city center contains splendid examples of Spanish colonial architecture. Incan and pre-Incan archaeological sites dot the city and region, including Pachacamac, the most important pre-Incan sanctuary on the coast. 

The bilingual USIL was founded in 1995 and has four campuses in Lima and Cusco. The main Lima campus offers 22 undergraduate programs.

Terms Available:

  • Fall Semester
  • Spring Semester
  • Academic Year 

Language of Instruction: 

  • Spanish
  • English 

Language Proficiency Requirement:

Students are strongly recommended to have two years of university-level Spanish language instruction. 

Subjects Available:

  • Agribusiness Engineering
  • Business Management
  • Communication Sciences and Technologies
  • Corporate Graphic Art and Design
  • Culinary Arts
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Hotel Management
  • Marketing Information Technology
  • MBA
  • Spanish Language
  • Tourism Administration 

Course Search: 

The undergraduate curricula, organized by College and Department, are available here:  Course descriptions and/or syllabi are available upon request. 


  • Residence Hall
  • Homestay

Residence Hall: 

“La Casa de Don Ignacio-Lima, located in cosmopolitan Miraflores, was designed to offer accommodation to foreign students coming to USIL through the university’s exchange programs, as well as students who come from other parts of Peru. These exclusive accommodations have been designed to make our guests’ stay enjoyable. Comfortably designed common rooms facilitate interaction between students, generating new friendships and promoting cultural understanding. La Casa de Don Ignacio in Lima provides an attractive housing option designed especially for you, since students have shared rooms with a living room in comfortable apartments with WiFi, and common areas with laundry, TV room, kitchen, computer room, etc.

If you want to know more about La Casa de Don Ignacio, please visit” 

Estimated Total Costs: 

Estimated Costs – USIL

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