Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola

About USIL: 
Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL) located in Lima the capital city of Peru, proudly touts the unique entrepreneurial and global perspective of its faculty. Students can expect a mix of theory and practice in the class room, as USIL applies students’ lessons through the practical application of case study. Along with undergraduate work, this university also offers business-oriented graduate programs to international exchange students. In particular, USIL provides course work for an MBA program and an MS in Management. USIL provides a specialized Spanish immersion course set in Cusco for international exchange students visiting the university--there is however, a program fee associated with the Cusco program. Courses are also available to those interested in the culinary arts. 

Location:  Lima, Peru

Website:  or for more information on the USIL exchange program click here. For more general information about the country and university click here.

Academics Available:  USIL is open to all majors; however, the school has a strong business and hospitality orientation. USIL is available for both undergraduate and graduate studies. For more information click here. For information on the summer program click here. See Melissa Matsubara for course availability.

Reduced Price: USIL is offering a reduced price to study in Cusco for Spring 2015 and Summer 2015. The regular price of a semester in Cusco is $5,300 USD but will be lowered to $4,700 USD for Spring 2015. The regular price of a summer program in Cusco is $2,300 USD but will be lowered to $2,000 USD for Summer 2015.

Dates to Remember:


Application Due

Study Abroad Dates

Fall Semester

July 15

Mid August to December

Spring Semester

February 11

March 30 - July 20

* Please remember HPU Study Abroad Application Deadline is Mid-March for Fall and Mid-October for Spring. 

Admission Requirements:

  • Must have attended HPU for one semester
  • Must intend to graduate from HPU
  • Must have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be fluent in English; some Spanish is preferred.

Application Procedure:

  • Complete the Student Exchange Program data sheet.
  • Schedule and attend a formal interview with Melissa Matsubara
  • Be prepared to discuss your motives for studying abroad and your degree plan.
  • Select an exchange partner university that has courses which can be used for your intended HPU degree.
  • Fill out the exchange university’s admissions application
  • Obtain recommendation letters to be turned in with your application. (This depends on the individual university’s application requirements)
  • Passport photos (Amount and size depend upon each university)
  • Sign a Course Request Approval (CRA) to verify your foreign coursework and HPU equivalents.

Health Insurance: Health Insurance is mandatory for all study abroad students.  HPU recommends health insurance from Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) for students study abroad. There is more information medical coverage and rates of CISI health insurance at

Housing Accommodations: Accommodations will depend upon the program and respective campus the student chooses. For those looking for accommodation through the university, USIL offers its students redisence at Casa Don Ignacio. Please follow this link for more information on Casa Don Ignacio:
Students are responsible for establishing their lodgings for the duration of their visit, and must contact USIL accordingly.

Currency:  The current exchange rate can be calculated online at

Visa Information:  Participants need a proper visa prior to entering Peru. Students are advised to contact a consulate or the Embassy of Peru for more information.
U.S. Passport information is available at 522-8283 (recording) and online at  You'll find more information about the details of obtaining a student visa at

HPU Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs
Hawaii Pacific University
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Tel: 1-808-544-9326, Fax: 1-808-544-9355

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