Living in Peru
Peru is perfect for traveling. Of course you can and should visit Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail, but there are many more amazing sights Peru has to offer. The people are friendly, the weather is good and there’s a large community of internationals. What else do you need?
Semester Exchange or Internships in Peru
Doing a semester exchange or an internship in Peru is also getting more popular. 18 universities out of the top 300 universities in Latin America are located in Peru. The highest-ranked universities are Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Perú in Lima and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM). Spanish is still the main language spoken at most universities, but there are enough courses provided in English for foreign students.
Lima is known as the industrial and financial center of Peru. There are many international companies located that provide internship opportunities in various fields of interest. For international students looking for an internship
Cost of Living in Peru
Before you are going to look for accommodations in Lima, it’s important to know that the best areas to live in are the artsy district Barranco, the upscale area Miraflores and the business district San Isidro. Finding a room in Peru is a lot cheaper than in Europe or the United States. On average, Lima is 33% cheaper than Barcelona and 51% cheaper than Amsterdam.
In Lima are various student rooms available in international houses. You get to live together with other international students as well as with Latin Americans including Peruvians. Together you will explore the culture, the nature of Peru and of course the nightlife. Get to know students within an instant and feel home within your first week.