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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year,1,117 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Peru.

Academic year: March – early December 

Major school holidays/break:

  • Summer Break: Mid December – First week in March
  • Midterm Break: Last week of July – third week of August
  • New Year’s Day
  • Holy Thursday
  • Good Friday
  • Peruvian Labor Day
  • St. Peter and St. Paul
  • Peruvian Independence Days
  • Saint Rose of Lima
  • Battle of Angamos
  • All Saints Day
  • Immaculate Conception
  • Christmas 

Major exam period: October – December 

Structure of the University System

  • Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 5 or more
  • The language of instruction in universities: Spanish and English
  • Years of required English instruction in universities: Proficiency exam 
  • Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master’s, Doctorate