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IFSA-Butler Community Building and Sustainable Development in Peru
Lima, Peru (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: Luther applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Lang. of Instruction: Spanish Minimum GPA: 2.75
Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Housing: Homestay, Hostel
Program Type: Off-Campus Study Areas of Study: Culture, Developmental Sciences, Ecology
Program Description:
Lima, Piura and Moyobamba Peru
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We're excited that you're considering IFSA-Butler's Community Building and Sustainable Development summer program in Peru! While improving your Spanish, you'll have the opportunity to visit three of the most beautiful cities in Peru and volunteer with a local NGO.
Application Deadline
April 1


Host University
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

What the Community Building and Sustainable Development program has to offer

  • Three courses specially-designed for IFSA-Butler students
  • The opportunity to visit three of the most beautiful cities in Peru, each with a distinct ecological and cultural environment
  • Students live in Lima, Piura and Moyobamba
  • An amazing visit to the Amazon is also part of the program
  • An experience that will contribute to your increased understanding of the confluence of science and culture
  • Parterning with the NGO Ciudad Saludable to participate in environmentally focused community improvement projects
  • Ideal for students interested in Spanish language proficiency, community development and sustainable studies, environmental and biological sciences, and Latin American studies
IFSA-Butler Services
  • Tuition
  • Full academic advising and course selection/approval assistance
  • Butler University transcript for easy credit transfer
  • Academic records maintenance
  • Grade and credit query assistance
  • In Lima student will stay with carefully selected host families in Upper middle class neighborhoods of Miraflores and San Isidro
  • In Piura and Moyobamba, students stay in shared rooms in hotels.
  • The program fee includes two meals per day.
Predeparture support services
  • Personalized advising with your IFSA-Butler program advisor
  • Welcome packet, Preparing to Study Abroad guide, Financing Study Abroad guide, and newsletter updates
  • Parental support including Preparing to Study Abroad guide and Financing Study Abroad guide
  • Assistance in accommodating students with disabilities
  • Financial aid assistance and transfers
  • Travel and student visa assistance
On-site services
  • Full-time IFSA-Butler staff abroad for assistance and support
  • 4- to 10-day orientation programs (including transportation, accommodation, activities, student handbook and welcome materials, and most meals)
  • Transportation to host university accommodation following orientation
  • New student orientation at host university
  • Newsletter updates throughout the semester
  • IFSA-Butler welcome meal
Health services and emergency assistance
  • Full medical insurance plan for all students
  • 24-hour emergency assistance and support from on-site IFSA-Butler staff
  • Access to local medical facilities
  • Numerous scholarships available
    Any student applying to an IFSA-Butler program can apply for our general scholarship awards, which are $500 for a summer program, $1,500 for semester study, and $2,000 for the full year. We also offer special opportunities such as First Generation College Student scholarships and a Fill the GAP study abroad savings program that matches contributions up to $1,000. Click here ( for more information about our scholarship opportunities.
  • Ability to pay by credit card
  • Support for U.S. university direct billing arrangements
What's next?
For more information or to contact this program's advisor, click here or follow the link below to apply.

Contact Us
6201 Corporate Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46278

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01-MAR-2018 31-MAR-2018 TBA TBA