Discover Peru: an exciting destination for an exchange program


When you think about an international exchange program, the first thing that comes to mind is the Erasmus+ program. However, there are a lot of programs that will allow you to make a stay of a few months in a foreign university, I invite you to know the program Santander Iberoamérica!

With this program, managed through the Mobility Office at University CEU Cardenal Herrera, you can study for some months in any of the universities with which we have an agreement; Among them, the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences or Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. Why is Peru a fabulous destination to study? Here Laurie Loli Letellier and I will tell you why!

Laurie Lolli Letellier (center) during her recent visit to our university

Hello, Laurie! What brings you to CEU Valencia?

I’m visiting the different partners that UPC has here in Spain, and right now we have two of our students here at University CEU Cardenal Herrera. I wanted to visit my colleagues in Valencia and also to see how their students could feel interested in coming to study for a while in my country, Peru!

What can a CEU student expect from a university such as the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences?

It is a private university with more than 37,000 students that has four campuses in Lima. In all the campuses the same careers are offered except the one of Medicine and Dentistry, that are studied in a specific campus.

All faculties have international accreditations. For example, for Communication there is a very interesting mesh that allows students to interact with real media, something very beneficial for communication guys because it provides a very practical approach. In addition, there is a study for television, another one for radio… We have very modern facilities we have only existed since 1994. You see, we are a very young university but we do not stop growing.

Spain is still a very popular destination for us; of the 100 students we send abroad every year, about 40 choose your country.

I would invite CEU students to find out more about Peru. Lima is one of the most modern cities in Latin America, we have one of the largest economies on the continent, we have Machu Picchu (which is one of the wonders of the world), a spectacular gastronomy… In short, a lot of history, a great cultural heritage, something that any student can contribute much on a personal level!

Do you think Spanish students will find it easy to adapt to Peru?

Interacting with Peruvians is very simple; we are a welcoming country and we love meeting people from different parts. In addition, from our university we try to make students from outside feel welcome, we guide them constantly about what to do, what to visit, where to stay…

Our country is also relatively cheap compared to Spain and quite safe, I would not hesitate to invite CEU students to discover more about Peru.

Peru as a tourist country: an ideal destination for students

The arrival of international students to Peru is a growing process, year after year. Many international students choose Peru as their student destination, whether for its culture, for its magnificent sites to visit and for the many factors, undoubtedly associated with the process of internationalization of universities.

Peru has a great advantage as a destination in the region, students are attracted by the great tourist attractions that can be found in the interior of the country, but also their position in the region is also an advantage. Getting to Peru allows you to travel around Latin America and learn more about that culture. Even another new and growing trend is the return of international students to work in the country or create their own companies.

There is still a lot to be developed, but it is certainly a sector to take into account, since it produces benefits at both economic and socio-cultural levels.

If you have made the decision to travel to this fascinating country to make your student exchange, you will find very useful the following link, through which you can begin to prepare your stay in Peruvian lands:

  • Perú Travel: Although it is the official tourist portal of the country and is not specifically designed for students, it has a lot of precise information about the abundant practical information about life in this country, what you have to keep in mind when you arrive, places you can go, activities and incredible photographs.

Peru, a magical and ancient country, has a diversity and wealth uncommon in the world and offers the student infinite alternatives and the possibility of living a unique experience: history, culture, nature, adventure and much more in one destination.

Do not miss this opportunity: Peru is waiting for you!


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