Staff Highlight: An Interview with Lima Resident Director, Michelle McRaney de Winder

One of ISA’s most veteran staff members, Michelle McRaney de Winder pioneered ISA programs in Peru. In 1998 she started working in our U.S. office and traveled the world leading programs. Michelle has led ISA programs in Spain, Mexico, Australia, … Continue reading Staff Highlight: An Interview with Lima Resident Director, Michelle McRaney de Winder

Exploring Lima: A Small Taste of Why Lima has the Perfect Peruvian Programs

Considered to be one of the most important centers of finance and industry in Latin America, Lima, Peru has recently become a popular destination for investors, politicians, foodies and international students. ISA has programs at three different universities in Lima, … Continue reading Exploring Lima: A Small Taste of Why Lima has the Perfect Peruvian Programs

City Discovery: The Many Facets of Lima

Discover Lima

Food in Lima

While many of Lima’s stately manors have given way to glass-enclosed apartment buildings, high-rise business towers and hotels, at least one part of Peruvian culture is returning to its roots: the cuisine. Lima natives — Limeños — are obsessed with food. A documentary Cooking Up Dreams (De Ollas y Sueños) profiles the emergence of Peru’s national cuisine on the world stage.

Desert Coast

Lima is a special city for a number of reasons! Despite being one of the biggest cities in Latin America, Lima is composed of 43 districts which provide visitors an opportunity to explore all of the great characteristics that make up each distinct piece of the city. Lima, although built in the desert, is known as the “Garden City,” as it has one of the largest fountain parks in the world! Continue reading “City Discovery: The Many Facets of Lima”

9 Things Not to Miss in Lima

Lima is incredibly special for a number of reasons. Venture off on a scavenger hunt with us as we show you some of the hidden treasures in the popular Lima neighborhoods of Barranco and Mira Flores. 1) Visit the Inca Market and ask for an Ekeko. An Ekeko is a symbol of good fortune. Originating in the pre-Columbian civilization, the Ekeko is known as the god of prosperity. The Ekeko is typically a mustachioed man dressed in traditional Andean garments, accompanied by bags and baskets full of food, money, household objects, and other items that signify a prosperous life both … Continue reading 9 Things Not to Miss in Lima