Get ready to get inspired by a country built on a rich history, diverse scenery, and internationally acclaimed food. Built around the largest empire of pre-Columbian America – the Inca; Peru is home to the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. With plenty of places to hike in the Andes and coastal regions, you will figuratively and literally become breathless from its sights. The least of your concerns should be the gastronomic experience; this country is known for having the famous ceviche, lomo saltado, aji de gallina, and other tasty dishes.
Peru’s climate varies from temperate and cold in the Andes while being tropical on the East and dry on the West. Its population consists of about 32 million people along the coastal and mountainous regions of the country. The predominant language is Spanish followed by Quechua, most commonly used amongst the indigenous community.
You will find Peru to be a nation of many adventures and experiences you will want to try.
Peruvian culture has a mix of ancient and mystical history behind the Incas, the origin of the Nazca culture, and the Spanish colonizers. It includes mestizo, Amerindian, and Japanese origins which make up a very diverse background. Both pre-colonial and colonial architecture can be appreciated in various cities. Do not forget to try Peru’s traditional and fusion food that still includes recipes that are 2,000 years old or so and a very tasty drink called pisco. You will be attracted by the country’s unique artisanal craftsmanship and colorful cotton and threads.
Living in Peru can prove to be relatively inexpensive, laidback, and full of amenities where you can enjoy and be very comfortable. Many of the Peruvian cities include a mix of buildings and houses where you can decide the size of living space that best suits your needs. Peru provides a mix of great modern and traditional accommodations. However, you might find that the housing might be unfurnished, and rent cost could not include electricity or internet. The best bet to find full and affordable housing would be through a real-estate agency.
Peru has a wide variety of options in primary and secondary international education including private schools based on American, British, French, and German curriculums. These schools usually provide knowledge on 2 – 3 languages. By the end of secondary school, students could choose an academic or technical route (the former being similar to an American high school diploma and the latter a certificate in a technical field.
Peru has some of the oldest educational institutions in South America including The National University of San Marcos, The National University of Engineering, and the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru among others.