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Program Description:

       Study Abroad in PERU with IFSA   


 Community Building and Sustainable Development in Peru

About the Program

Combine the Lima metropolis bustling city life, worldly food fusion, endless cultural and night life with Iquitos, the capital of the Peruvian Amazon, the largest city in the world not reachable by road. Science and culture come together as you study and work with local organizations on environmentally focused community improvement projects.

About Lima

One of the most cosmopolitan and important capitals in South America, Lima is located in a stunningly beautiful setting setting in west central Peru, along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Among the many things to do in Lima are the local markets featuring beautiful crafts, student friendly entertainment, museums, archaeological sites and architectural treasures. 

Program Benefits
  • Ideal for students interested in Spanish language proficiency, community development and sustainable studies, environmental and biological sciences, and Latin American studies
  • Academic and language tutors are available as needed
  • Further your knowledge of community action and environmental sustainability, contributing to your increased understanding of the confluence of science and culture
  • Study in Coastal Peru in Lima and in Iquitos, part of the Amazonian jungle region, two unique ecological systems
  • Work with a non-profit in the Iquitos to gain practical experience abroad and participate in environmentally focused community improvement projects


IFSA scholarships are primarily need-based and factor in any additional cost your study abroad program might have over home school tuition. The awards are $500 for summer programs, $1,500 for semester programs and $2,500 for full year programs. These scholarships may apply to any IFSA program, with the exception of our custom programs.

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Contact Us
6201 Corporate Drive Suite 200 
Indianapolis, IN 46278

Deadlines, Costs & Steps to Apply to this Program:
1. This is a Partner Program which requires two complete applications:
(a) program-specific application found on their website, and
(b) IPO/UMass online application which can be started here .
2. Deadlines & Program Dates. Check on the Partner Program website. They will differ from the deadlines for your IPO/UMass application process.
3. Costs for this program can be found on the Partner Program website.
4. Create your online IPO account, if you have not already done this.
5. Visit the IPO Advising Center or IPO Peer Counselors in the Learning Commons.
6. Set up an appointment with an IPO Program Advisor.
7. Only UMass Amherst applicants can apply to this program through UMass IPO.
8. UMass IPO is not responsible for the content of partner program sites.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 05/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.