ISA Service-Learning in Lima, Peru

Location: Peru: Lima

Term: Fall, Spring, Summer, Throughout the year, Winter, May Term

Program Duration: 9-12 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

5301 Southwest Parkway Suite 200 Austin, TX 78735 United States

Call Us

Phone: 800.580.8826

Fax: 512.480.8866


Lima, the capital of Peru, is located on the west coast of the Pacific along the Rímac River. Lima is a large, international city balancing both traditional and modern influences. The traditional influences evolved from Peru's history as the home of the Inca and numerous other civilized cultures, dating back as far as 2000 BC.

ISA Service-Learning opportunities vary from rehabilitating marine life to working with disabled or at-risk youth to creating environmental protection campaigns. By partnering with community-based organizations and following a structured, reflection-based curriculum, you will learn how local experts are addressing these issues with the available resources while developing intercultural and leadership skills in a real-world context.

Each of our service-learning community-based organizations is unique, so visit the ISA Service-Learning website to learn more about your options in Lima. Although all our programs are great, we especially recommend Lima for students who are interested in marine biology or human rights.


1. Receive personalized advising on service opportunities and program options that are the best fit for you. You will receive confirmation of the community-based organization you have been matched with before departure.

2. Benefit from the ISA office, located in the University of the Pacific's student center. Our on-site staff provide support, lead the on-site orientation, organize cultural activities, assist with housing and offer travel advice. Participants can visit the ISA on-site office and check the bulletin board for upcoming community and cultural events, use the internet, or hang out and practice Spanish with other students, participants, and staff.

3. Begin your transition to daily life in your new country and culture on the Bridging Cultures Program, our in-country orientation.

4. Have the opportunity to earn academic credit.

5. Demonstrate the professional, cultural, and personal competencies you acquired while on the program through reflection-based assignments and activities that make up the ISA Service-Learning Portfolio.

  • Web Design
  • Technology
  • Public Administration & Government
  • Political Science & Politics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Media
  • Journalism
  • History
  • Graphic Design
  • Environmental Management
  • Dentistry
  • Criminal Justice
  • Creative Writing
  • Chemistry
  • Art & Fine Arts
  • Art History
  • Architecture
  • Health Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Sustainable Development
  • Spanish
  • Human Rights
  • Civil Engineering
  • Development
  • Medicine
  • Animal Sciences
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences
  • Women's Studies
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Social Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Nursing
  • Music
  • Marketing, Advertising, & PR
  • Marine Science
  • Linguistics
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Relations
  • Humanities
  • Health Sciences
  • Food Science & Nutrition
  • Environmental Studies
  • Education
  • Counseling
  • Communications
  • Business
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biology
  • Anthropology
Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

• Comprehensive advising and support
• Visa support
• Bridging Cultures Program, the on-site cultural and academic orientation
• Housing
• Meals and laundry service
• Guaranteed placement with community based organization
• Full-time resident staff with a maximum 20:1 student to staff ratio
• On-site ISA office, computer and internet access (WiFi)
• Airport reception
• Cultural activities

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Writing
  • Women
  • Water Projects
  • Volunteer Management
  • Tourism
  • Small Business Development
  • Disaster Relief
  • Nutrition
  • Legal Aide
  • Law
  • Hospital
  • Historic Preservation
  • Health Education
  • Gender Issues
  • Economic Development
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Conservation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Biological Research
  • Animal Welfare
  • Music
  • Youth Development
  • Youth
  • Tutor
  • Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Marine Conservation
  • Recreation
  • Nursing
  • Medicine
  • Media
  • Human Rights
  • Health Care
  • Health
  • Environment
  • English Teaching
  • Education
  • Special Needs
  • Culture
  • Counseling
  • Public Health
  • Community Development
  • Community Centers
  • Childcare & Children
  • Business
  • Arts
  • Anthropology
  • Agriculture
This Program is open to

American, Canadian, Worldwide, European, Australian, South African, Kiwi, Asian Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Phone/Video Interview
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
Year Founded