Living with a host family and attending a local school in Peru will give you the opportunity to really get to know this ancient and diverse culture, from the modern metropolis of Lima to the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. During your study abroad in Peru, you’ll meet new people and learn lots of new things, and in your spare time you’ll hang out with your host family.
Things to know
Peruvians eat a lot of meat – be prepared for most meals to include it in one form or another. The Peruvian communication style tends to be very subtle and indirect. There is a tremendous amount of diversity in Peru, with sizable populations of Europeans, indigenous peoples, Peruvians of African descent, and Asians. In fact, the former president of Peru was of Japanese descent.