Education Abroad

Semester in Peru

Developing Global Skills in a Multi-Ethnic Context 

This semester long experience will broaden student’s perspective of language, culture, and societal structures through language immersion, integrated classes, homestays, visits to social NGOs, and cultural excursions.   Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya (UARM), a fellow Jesuit university, is known as one of the most multiculturally integrated universities in Peru.  Its location in the country’s capital, Lima, provides students the opportunity to experience, reflect, and engage in cultural, economic, and social diversity.  

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Do you have questions about planning for your semester abroad in Fall 2021 or AY2021-22? Learn more about planning your semester abroad through our FAQ about Fall 2021/AY21-22 Study Abroad

Fall 2021 Academic Offerings

Course offerings and XU course equivalents
 Required Courses 
Course Number of Credits Xavier Course Equivalent 
History and Culture (English)  3 credit hours  HIST 125/339; historical perspectives or humanities elective; DCR flag pending
Spanish Language Classes  6 credit hours (3 prior to start of semester; 3 during semester)   SPAN 
 Optional Courses (choose 2) 
Inequality in Latin America (English)  3 credit hours POLI 321 
Theology in Latin America (English)  3 credit hours THEO 306; theological perspectives or humaities elective
Latin American Literature (Spanish or English)   3 credit hours  SPAN 353 
Total Number of Credit hours  15 credit hours


Outside of Classroom Opportunities in Peru 

Housing: students will stay with Peruvian host families. 

Student Life: students will be paired with a student ambassador to help with cultural adjustment and life in Lima and at the university. Students are also able to volunteer in the community, participate in monthly reflections, and attend Jueves Cultural. Jueves Cultural is similar to International Coffee Hour, but includes more activities and opportunities to engage with the various cultures of Peru. 

Excursions: students will have the opportunity to be outside the classroom during their courses and have the opportunity to take weekend trips together. Additionally, the program will visit Macchu Picchu/Cuzco (included in program fee) and the Amazon jungle (optional activity, not included in program fee). 


As with our other semester programs, students will be billed their Xavier tuition for their semester abroad. In addition to tuition, students will owe $4,500 as a program fee. This program fee includes the following: host family housing and 2 meals a day, all academic and cultural visits, day excursions, and trip to Cuzco and Macchu Picchu.

Tuition and program fee does not include the airfare to and from Peru, visit to the Amazon jungle, optional cultural activities, and daily lunch. 

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