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Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP)

Av. Universitaria cdra. 18, San Miguel, AP 1761 Lima 100, Peru
3.21 / 5 based on 30 reviews.

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Accreditations
48% of students recommend
30 reviews
Housing
3.5/5
All experiences (30)
Student life
3.8/5
5 stars (6)
Academic
2.5/5
4 stars (6)
Languages
3.8/5
3 stars (12)
Expenses
2.8/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
3.7/5
1 star (6)
Apart from Lima, Peru is one of the most amazing countries on earth!!! (I'm not exagerrating). I recommend you travel as much as possible, there's so much to see and do. The country has everything, Amazon rainforest, the Andes, incredible desert to stretches forever, and a beautiful coast in the far north! It has to be one of the best destinations in Latin America. Read Review
seanbeesley, United Kingdom

30 reviews of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

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HOUSING    
by Nathalie, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, ALFA European Union-programm
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? Living in the city on your own brings you to get more in touch with the autochton population and way of life.
Personal comments:
The PUCP doesn't have a campus, it's a university in the city. The master I studied there was programmed over two years, so I found it was better for me to get my own appartment and settle down as soon as possible to start studying right away. But the PUCP always offered us alternatives, contacts and advices in order to find a place to live and organized every foreign student's location during the first period.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Sean, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London, United Kingdom
Humanities, Independent
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Stay clear of central Lima at night too risky in terms of safety. The district of Milaflores is ok for clubs and pubs, although it is very touristy and fairly expensive. I recommend the district of Barranco, much mkore fun and traditional of Peruvian culture - great fun!
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ACADEMIC    
by Nathalie, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, ALFA European Union-programm
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
The master I studied there was a special programme, designed ad-hoc and financed by the UE. It is not a common study programme of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Anyway, the preparation of the teachers that gave us classes is absolutely excellent and proves that South Americas produces as good professionnals as the rest of the world. My recommendation, as a foreign student there, is to try to talk to teachers and ask them for advice and contacts as often as possible, because the majority of them are deeply implicated in the peruvian political, social and economic life, and can intriduce you to the reality of the country in a priviledge way.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
Maybe it exists, but I think a University as PUCP must be implicated in the improvement of Peru's development. The theoretical part of classes is of course necessary, but I think it is also necessary to create in the wealthy students of such an important university a concrete conscience that they are the future and the hope of their country.

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by Adrian, ,
Language, Independent
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Personal comments:
it was pretty good I spoke all the time the instruction language of the university
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EXPENSES    
by Nathalie, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, ALFA European Union-programm
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
The funding was assured by The PUCP and the EU
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
Food, nightlife and travelling are less expensive i Peru than in Belgium, so I spent proportionnaly less money in Peru for these matters, even if I travelled and went out a night maybe more that in Belgium. In another hand, it was the first time I lives on my own, so obviously I spent more money in accomodation in Peru than in Brussels (even if my appartment wasn't that expensive), and maybe also in food, even if food in Peru is really really cheap. Telephone was a big expense for me, but it was my choice, to keep in touch with my famialy ans most of all with my boyfriend. But it wasn't a disaster neither because I soon found a Internet telephone system (Net2Phone).
Telephone, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Food ans tipical dishes are so delicious in Peru, that I recommend to eat the "Menus" that people cook and serve in small restaurants, anywhere in the city (even in the some posh neighbourhoods such as Miraflores where I lived) for small prices (2 dollars is a maximum price). Eating those menus, you can eat current peruvian cook, and more global dishes arranged i the peruvian way. It's not worth it to got to a fancy tipical folkloric restaurant to eat the delicious ceviche, ají de gallina, cau-cau, chupito de camarón or arroz chaufa. The chinees restaurants, CHIFAS, also offer abundant and cheap menus of delicious asiatic-peruvian gastronomy, simbol of fusio between those two cultures.
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OVERALL    
by Sean, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London, United Kingdom
Humanities, Independent
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
Had exhausting it is to live in Lima. Its a pretty dangerous city, You can't afford to fully relax when you go out, have to be aware all the time of your surroundings. The city is very chaotic and noisy. The most depressing thing is the weather! There's a permanent grey sky and you never see the sun! Except during the 3 months of summer (December, January, February).
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
If you plan to study in Lima, I STRONGLY recommend you go to La Catolica. All the staff (especially the internationaL dept), tutors and students are very friendly and helpful!



FINAL COMMENTS

Apart from Lima, Peru is one of the most amazing countries on earth!!! (I'm not exagerrating). I recommend you travel as much as possible, there's so much to see and do. The country has everything, Amazon rainforest, the Andes, incredible desert to stretches forever, and a beautiful coast in the far north! It has to be one of the best destinations in Latin America.
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