Ancient culture in South America
Peru is a fascinating nation in South America, located on the western coast. It has become a desired destination for international students. There are about 2,900 American students studying in Peru annually. Peru welcomes all students from all continents in the world to come and study there.
Higher education in Peru is divided into three branches. The first one is Technical and Vocational Training. Although most of technical and vocational training are private schools, they are still under control of Ministry of Education.
Secondly, students can choose to apply for technological colleges. They offer courses in three years (approximately 3,000 hours of study). Graduates will get Technical Professionals degree. Some courses take four years (approximately 4,000 hours of study) to complete. This is followed by the title of Professional.
The highest education level is universities which provide academic lectures in different fields. Each university has its curriculum based on its characteristics and needs. Universities can award students Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and Doctorate’ degree.
The ancient culture and picturesque landmarks are the two things students especially can’t miss if they study in Peru. Its culture dates back to thousands of years. The Inca Empire and Machu Picchu, the ancient citadel of the Inca are the symbols of the Peruvian culture. The site seems to bring countless discoveries with a sense of curiosity. There are recreational activities such as hiking, rafting or mountain-biking. Fortunately, studying and living in Peru doesn’t cost that much. Considering food expenses, around 20 nuevos soles per day is reasonable, which means 600 nuevos soles (around 170 €) per month.
Top 3 reasons to study in Peru:
- Top education in South America
- Ancient culture to explore even nowadays
- Recreational activities
Did you know this about Peru?
- Education in primary and secondary schools is free for children aged 7–16 years old.
- Because of the large rainforests and 90 distinct microclimates, Peru is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world.
- Guinea pigs are a national delicacy eaten in Peru!