Universidad del Pacifico was founded in 1962, in a context dominated by the continental debate on what should be the development model for Latin America. Since then, Universidad del Pacifico has been a key element in the educational, economic and social growth of the country and the region.
Universidad del Pacífico offers courses in several academic areas. These courses are subject to change. Business students considering this program should meet with an advisor in the Office of International Business Studies (College of Business Administration, David Straz Hall 101) to initially evaluate course options. Once a student is accepted to study abroad, s/he will meet with an International Business Studies advisor to approve courses. Please note that the classes often change: it is the student’s responsibility to remain in direct contact with the Office of International Business Studies to request changes or updates. Grades do not transfer to Marquette University for this program. Only credits will transfer provided that a grade of “C” or higher is earned.
Universidad del Pacífico does not have student dormitories. However, the International Office does provide information and assistance to exchange students on accommodation in a student house (privately run dorms), live in a family home or rent a flat (apartment) in the city. Monthly rents are about US$ 300 to US$ 400 for a room at a student house sharing the common living areas and kitchen.
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Few destinations have as much to offer visitors as Peru. The country is best known as the heart of the Inca Empire; however, it was home to many diverse indigenous cultures long before the Incas arrived. Peru’s population is divided almost equally between the highlands and the population centers of the coast. The division marks a sharp cultural as well as geographic divide. The inland regions are marked by extreme poverty and subsistence agriculture, while the fertile river valleys of the lowlands have produced a wealthier, more cosmopolitan culture. Almost half of Peru’s people are Indian, while another third are mestizo. Although Spanish is Peru’s official language, a multitude of indigenous languages continue to hold sway in the highlands.
Lima is the capital and the largest city in Peru. With a population of almost 10 million, it forms the most populated metropolitan area of Peru. Due to its colonization, immigration and native influences, Lima is a melting pot of cultures, giving students a unique experience. For sports fans, Lima is home to five major league soccer teams; Club Universitario de Deportes, Alianza Lima, Sporting Cristal, Deportivo Municipal and CD Universidad San Martin. From museums and archeological sites, to festivals and sports, there is always something happening in Lima.