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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.

Programmes
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

1 4-star review of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

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Review by Sean, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London, United Kingdom
Humanities, Independent
HOUSING    
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: With a family
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: With a family
Why?
Personal comments:
Very efficiently organized by the International department.
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STUDENT LIFE    
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    
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:



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:
none

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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?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Personal comments:
I wished a had better knowledge of the language before I went to Peru, I would have benefitted more.
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EXPENSES    
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:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
Most of my friends preferred the clubs in Miraflores which were pretty expensive.
Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Food, Travel, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Don't take travellers cheques, the banks charge a high rate to exchange them. Stick to the atm machines - using your check-in account card NOT your credit cards which are also quite expensive
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OVERALL    
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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