Lima is the capital and largest city in Peru. Metropolitan Lima is on the Pacific Ocean and has 8.5 million people.
Less touristy areas and lower costs are just some of the many reasons you should study abroad in Peru. Resting atop South America’s western shoulder, to study abroad in Peru is to enjoy a former Spanish colony turned ethnic melting pot; it is a place where international students can enjoy cultural influences from Amerindians, Mestizo, Chinese, Japanese, and Afro-Peruvian. Put simply, there is much to like in Peru. The capital, Lima, retains some fine Sevillian-colonial architecture, and Cusco remains a popular jumping-off point, but the nature reserves are the country’s true gems