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  • Locations: Lima, Peru
  • Program Terms: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 11/02/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Minimum GPA: 2.0
Accommodation Options: Host Family Type Of Aid That Can Be Applied: Federal Aid, Gilman eligible, XU Scholarships, XU study abroad scholarships
Type of Program: XU Semester
Program Description:
Machu Picchu Peru Group 2016 UARM Semester in Peru
Spring Semester 2018

Developing global skills in a multi-ethnic context.
Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya (UARM)
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.   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. 
Required Courses
Course Number of Credits XU Equivalent
Inequality in Latin America (English) 3 credit hours  
History and Culture (English) 4 credit hours  
Spanish Language Class 6 credit Hours (3 prior to start of semester, 3 during semester)  
Optional Courses (choose one)
Theology in Latin America (English) 3 credit hours  
Latin American Literature (taught in Spanish or English) 3 credit hours  
Environmental Sustainability (English) 3 credit hours  
Total number of credit hours 16 total hours  

Outside the Classroom:
  • Housing with host families
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Volunteering
  • Monthly Reflections
  • Jueves Cultural
  • Academic Visits
  • Weekend trips
  • Long excursions: Macchu Picchu/Cuzco (included in price) and Amazon jungle (optional). 
  • Xavier semester tuition
  • Program fee: $4,000
  • Includes: host family and 2 meals a day, all academics, cultural and academic visits, day excursions, and trip to Cuzco/Macchu Picchu.
  • Not included: international airfare to Peru, visit to Nieva/jungle, optional cultural activities, and daily lunch.