Peru Program

Tampa Student Information

Stateside students from the USF Muma College of Business have the opportunity to travel to Peru to study at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, paying the same USF tuition rate as they pay in Tampa. Students will be able to live, shop, study, and play in Lima, Peru.

Courses offered in Peru are the same courses taught at USF's Tampa campus; the majority are taught by Tampa-based business school faculty members who travel to teach the accelerated courses at USIL.

Students participating in this study abroad program must meet all pre-requisites and requirements to be fully admitted to the Muma College of Business, which generally means all core "principles" courses (financial and managerial accounting, macroeconomics and microeconomics, a calculus course, and business computers course) have been completed with at least a C. All minimum GPA requirements must be met and students must commit to spending at least one semester in the Peru program.

Classes are taught in English at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola. The courses are taught at a faster pace at USIL, with twice-daily lectures and extended study sessions, so courses that are normally completed in 16 weeks in Tampa can be completed in three weeks. This accelerated schedule means students must progress through the rigorous curriculum quickly, but allows students ample opportunity to immerse themselves in the Peruvian culture, explore, shop, and make business connections.

Housing, books, food, and all personal expenses are not included in the tuition fees; just as in Tampa, students are responsible for their own accommodations and making their own travel arrangements. However, both the academic advisor at USF, as well as the program director in Lima, can provide assistance and make suggestions for both travel and housing. Students may apply for study abroad scholarships to help offset tuition or other expenses associated with the study abroad trip.