It is a great time to be a student in Peru. The country has had the second most stable economic growth in Latin America over the past 10 years, and it is the fourth largest sender of students to the U.S. from South America.
Lima is a rich and diverse capital city with over 32 districts and close to 10 million residents. Although it may be at times overshadowed by more touristic destinations like Cusco, Lima is the capital city for foodies everywhere. It boasts the largest number of culinary schools of any capital city in the world. Its cuisine is world-renowned for being anything but boring. The Peruvian culture embraces fusion and diversity and for these reason tourists will find restaurants offering Criollo, Afro-Peruvian, Chinese-Peruvian, Japanese-Peruvian, Amazonian and Andean inspired dishes for all price ranges. Whether you enjoy a ceviche overlooking the Pacific Ocean or a Pisco sour within the Hotel Bolivar, we guarantee you will be satisfied.
For history buffs and museum lovers, Lima offers some of the finest Baroque and Renaissance buildings, mansions, plazas, and churches on the continent. The Plaza Mayor in downtown Lima, for example, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988 and is just 30 minutes away from the tourist districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. Walking tours and bike tours of Lima are low in price and can be completed in just a few hours, day or night. So, whether you descend into the Lima Cathedral’s Catacombs or get lost exploring the largest Chinatown in the Andean region, Lima will keep you entertained.
Beyond being an ideal place to tour, U.S. university representatives will fall in love with Lima because it is the heart of the educational system of the country. The most competitive state and private universities along with Peru’s leading bilingual schools are concentrated here and, by consequence, so are the brightest students in the country. EducationUSA Peru’s largest centers are also found here and the team of advisers will ensure every U.S. university gets to connect with the right students for them.
So, come to Lima! ¡Te esperamos!