It is a great time to be a student in Peru. Peru, with the second most stable economic growth in Latina America over the past 10 years, has seen an increase in both graduate and undergraduate students with an increase over last year of more than 17%. Peru is the fourth largest sender of students to the U.S. from South America Lima. The graduate scholarship program that focuses on STEM, public health, education and other fields of study has been extended for another 5 year period.
Peru 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 Cuzco, Lima is the capital city for foodies everywhere. It boasts the largest number of culinary schools of any capital city in the world. It´s cuisine is world-renown 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 and your taste-buds 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!