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Instituto del Sur de Arequipa celebrates 35 years

“35 years ago, the Sodalitium Christanae Vitae, together with professionals and businessmen committed to Arequipa, embarked on the dream of founding a higher education institute”, María Teresa Campos, current general director of the Instituto del Sur, recounts in a greeting video. (ISUR).

Autoridades del Sodalicio de Vida Cristiana y el Instituto del Sur en Misa del 35 Aniversario.

ISUR authorities during the Mass.

For this reason, on September 28th they celebrated the thirty-fifth anniversary by thanking God in a Holy Mass held at La Merced Church, presided over by our brother Father Marcio Paulo De Souza, Chaplain of the ISUR. In addition to the authorities, teachers and students of the Institute, Jorge Luna, Regional Superior of the Sodalitium in Peru, and authorities from the San Pablo Catholic University accompanied the emotional Eucharistic celebration.

What courses does the Instituto del Sur have?

The technical professional study programs offered by ISUR are 10: Banking and Financial Business Administration, International Business Administration, Marketing, Hospitality and Restaurant Services Administration, Official Tourism Guide, Gastronomy, Information Systems Development, Graphic Design and Multimedia, Interior Design and Decoration, and Clothing Design.

“Currently, the career with the greatest demand is Gastronomy, which today has 26% of the student population, followed by Graphic Design and Multimedia with 17%. These two careers have an important attraction because they offer young people the possibility of entrepreneurship,” María Teresa shares.

In 2023, the Instituto del Sur has more than 3,070 students, who are being trained in the 10 technical professional study programs and more than 1,500 students trained annually in continuing training programs.

The Instituto del Sur belongs to an educational network that brings together universities, institutes and colleges; and that are backed by more than 35 years of experience. It is also part of the Association of Higher Technological Institutes and Higher Schools of Peru – ASISTE Perú.