Thursday, October 6, 2011

Student Housing in Lima

There are many housing options for students coming to Lima, and depending on your preferences, there is sure to be one that fits you!
If you are coming with a study abroad program, the program will set up your housing and you are given these options:
  • Home Stay: Living with a Peruvian family; many are available when studying abroad with a program. Meals and cleaning are provided.
  • Residencia: Living in a home with 5-10 other international students. Must prepare your own meals with this option.
  • Dorms: USIL dorms house international and Peruvian students. Must prepare your own meals with this option.
  • Other: Find your own apartment or reside in a Hostel for the duration of your stay.
Also, the university has student housing options. My university, the USIL, has off-campus dorms options, and offers these to any students on a first come, first serve basis. The dorms located in Miraflores (a district in Lima, about a 30 minute bus ride to USIL). Many international students use these, but as these are popular, there is often a waiting list, and it is not advised to bank on this housing if it is not already set up upon arrival.
 Keep in mind that most Peruvian students live at home with their families.

MY RECOMMENDATION: without hesitation I would recommend to anyone living with a host family! It is the best way to experience the Peruvian culture and food and surround yourself with the language! The families are all very welcoming and accomodating!

1 comment:

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