Sarah Lawrence College in Lima, Peru
Sarah Lawrence College in Peru allows students with a high level of Spanish fluency to take four courses during their semester abroad in Peru. Students will take one core course and three electives, selected from a wide range available through direct enrollment.
All students will enroll in the program’s core course, which also doubles as a course in reading and composition in Spanish. This core course, taught by the program’s resident coordinator, a well-known Peruvian poet and former member of the Sarah Lawrence College faculty, is designed to familiarize our students with Lima’s cultural, historical, and social palimpsest, through visits to various sites where they can observe, in situ, five thousand years of Peruvian history and development. Visits include museums, archeological sites, the colonial center and its churches, the Republican mansions from the 19th century, and various locations in and near the city that will enable students to learn about Lima’s present cultural life (ranging from marginal neighborhoods to art galleries, markets, etc.). Outside of Lima students will also visit Cuzco, Ollantaytambo, and Macchu Picchu.
As part of the core course, students will produce a research project that will be directed by the instructor/program coordinator, through bi-weekly individual meetings.
Students will select three electives from the wide ranging curriculum offered by the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). During the orientation, the program coordinator will assist students in the selection of their courses. Browse the disciplines and majors offered by PUCP»