Study abroad – Peru

Bring your classes to Peru! The Department of Communication at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL) is taking program requests for winter and summer faculty-led programs. We can help you design courses in communication studies as well as journalism and mass media classes. We are a bilingual, private university located in Lima with an extension campus in Cusco. We offer campus classroom space, intercultural opportunities, Spanish classes and a trip to Machu Picchu for 2-4 week classes.

Contact Dr. Anthony Spencer or International Student Coordinator Keith Annis for more information.

Anthony Spencer, Ph.D.
Director de Carrera de Comunicaciones
317-1000 Anexo 3256
Nextel 810*8739
Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola
Av. La Fontana 550. La Molina

Kevin Barnhurst – Fulbright

Kevin Barnhurst
University of Illinois at Chicago
Fulbright in Peru
Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Italy
I received a Fulbright Senior Scholar award to do research and teaching in Peru in 1989. I lectured at the University of Piura, the University of Cuzco, and the University of Lima, where I worked with a counterpart and spent most of my 4 months in the country. My research produced a series of articles on news design, information graphics, and related topics, published in Spanish and later collected in English as News as Art (Journalism Monographs no. 130). I also did research on political communication and published two articles on the Shining Path and political violence in Peru, one in the Journal of Communication and the other in an edited collection on terrorism and communication. Since returning, I’ve been in continual contact with colleagues from Peru, have co-authored and collaborated with them, and have encouraged others to apply for Fulbright awards. I’ve also hosted students and faculty on Fulbrights in my department at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
I became a Distinguished Fulbright Chair in 2006, doing research in Vercelli and Turin, Italy, and lecturing in Naples, Sassari (Sardinia), Padua, and visiting Rome, Genoa, Venice, and Milan and the lake country. I had visited Italy only once, in Florence, but for a scholar of visual studies, spending time in Italy is an important experience. I also learned about the educational system and political system, and  I learned the language, lectured in Italian, and published articles in the language. Since returning I have been collaborating on editorial projects with Italian colleagues, who have invited me to return and lecture in Milan, Perugia, Udine, and other cities. Now I have good friends and colleagues throughout the country. I consider a Fulbright award one of the highest honors a scholar can receive.

Univ San Ignacio, Peru

We at the Center for American Education and the Department of Communications at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola in Lima, Peru are looking to expand our North American degree offerings. We are currently accepting proposals for partnering institutions for our dual degree program in Communication Studies or Mass Communications.

Currently, we have an agreement with the University of South Florida to offer both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration (they are ranked among the top 25 public universities in the US in this field), and have recently concluded an agreement with the University of Houston (ranked among the top 5 in this discipline) to offer a BS in Hotel Management.

This partnership essentially provides an international annex campus for a state university in the US and allows us to extend our presence in the English-language world of Peruvian education. We pay a fee to the university based upon the number of students in the cohort. Our students leave with degrees from both USIL and the partnering institution. All faculty members of the programs we currently offer are SACS and AACSB-accredited in their respective disciplines.  Additionally, our US-based partner institutions have the opportunity to send faculty to our campus at regular intervals to teach the courses in their specialization.

Below, please find links to the CAE and departmental web pages:

We will have a representative at NCA in November as well if you are interested in discussing the program outlined above in person.

For more information contact:
Dr. Anthony Spencer
Department of Communications
AnneLiese Busch
Center for American Education