Program Details

This maternal health program will explore Peru’s history of traditional medicine and its transition to modern healthcare through the lens of maternal health.
Location:
Cusco, Peru; Lima, Peru
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

This maternal health program will explore Peru’s history of traditional medicine and its transition to modern healthcare through the lens of maternal health. Over the course of three weeks, we will witness the variety of healthcare services and how they affect different parts of the population depending on wealth, geography, and social class. From private hospitals to rural clinics, we will meet with doctors, specialists, and healthcare workers to discuss the realities of health for Peruvians.

Information sessions:

Monday 2/6, 4:30-5:15, JC Room A
Wednesday 2/8, 12-12:45, JC Room D
Thursday 2/9, 2-2:45, JC Room B
Wednesday 2/15, 4:30-5:15, JC Room F
Thursday 2/16, 11-11:45, JC Room C
Monday 2/20, 10-10:45, JC Room B
 

Program Details

Seeking Credits for the following

  • Global and Community Health (GCH) 491: Study Abroad in Public Health
  • Global and Community Health (GCH) 591: Study Abroad in Public Health
  • Women and Gender Studies (WMST): tbd

Eligibility

This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students including those who do not attend George Mason University. Non-Mason students are welcome to apply, with space provided in priority to Mason students. 

Cost:
Program Cost (Summer 2017): $4,290 Included: Tuition (3 credits) Housing (hostels, adobe huts and camping) All meals 4-Day Lares Hike to Machu Picchu Pre-Departure Orientation International Travel Insurance Not Included: Round-trip airfare Personal spending

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes

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