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Study in Peru

Interested in studying abroad in the Latin American nation of Peru? Click on the tabs below for an insight into the range of universities in Peru, the lifestyle and practical information for students.

Fast Facts

  • Capital and largest city: Lima
  • Main language: Spanish
  • Currency: the nuevo sol (one Nuevo sol = 100 centimos)
  • Borders with Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and the Pacific Ocean
  • Major exports include fish, copper, zinc, lead, gold, oil, coffee, sugar and cottonThird largest country in South America
  • Traditionally divided into three types of habitat: coast, highlands and jungle (of which jungle occupies most space)
  • The Peru Central Railway is the world’s second highest railway line (after Tibet’s Qingzang line)
  • Traditional cuisine includes ceviche (raw fish marinated in citrus juice), causa (a casserole of potatoes, avocado and tuna) and cuy (guinea pig, usually baked or barbequed and served whole)