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Summer 2012: Peru NURS
June 03, 2012 - July 04, 2012
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.
Interest Meetings:
10/06/2011 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM347 McDowell
02/08/2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM114 McDowell
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
05/16/2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM125 McDowell
Health Meetings - attend one of the following:
04/05/2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMStudent Health Services Conference Room - 2nd floor
04/06/2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMStudent Health Services Conference Room - 2nd floor
Program Notes
This program's deadline has been changed to 03/03/2012.

Program Description
Peru is a developing country steeped in ancient history, with the earliest evidence of human presence dating back to 9,000 BC. Its geography varies from the arid plains of the pacific coast to the Andes Mountains to tropical forests of the Amazon Jungle. These three regions are why Peru is one of the largest bio-diversity countries in the world, hosting over 25,000 species with over 1400 of those herbs having medicinal properties that benefit communities around the globe. The people are multiethnic and speak predominantly Spanish. Perhaps best known for Machu Picchu, Peru is considered to have some of the most sacred sites in the world including sites that are considered high energy vortexes. Presently the Peruvian culture still flourishes as did its ancestors, with traditional clothing, cuisine, pottery, textiles, and incredible music.

This study abroad will take the student on a journey that meshes ancient cultures with modern times. Peru will serve as your classroom as you travel to ancient Incan and pre-Incan sites and learn ancient holistic healings from a true descendant of Incan traditions, and how they are used in healthcare around the world today. For example, learn about preconception care and infertility issues at the Fertility Temple at Lake Titicaca, Birthing rituals of Peru at The Temple of the Uterus in the Sacred Valley, holistic practices such as Reiki at The Sacred Stone (a known energy giver) at Machu Picchu, to name a few. Over half of Peruvians live in poverty and there are many barriers in accessing basic and emergency health care services. Outside the cities, Peru has one of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world, equaling areas in sub-Saharan Africa. Partnering with USAID, the government is now taking steps to address the inequities in health care that exist in this country and as of 2010 is providing free medical facilities for the poor. Students will be able to evaluate health care services, assess needs in high-risk populations, explore holistic health care practices in particular herbal remedies, and assist in providing health care to pregnant and laboring women, their infants, and children. Service learning sites will be mostly in Cusco and The Sacred Valley.

Some of the areas and sites we will be studying at include Puno and Lake Titicaca with an overnight on the Taquile Island Indian Reservation, Cusco, Saqsaywaman, Raqchi, The Sacred Valley, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Circles of Moray, The Maras Salt mines, Chincheros, Machu Picchu, Lima, Paracas, Huacachina, and Nazca. All students will be housed in safe, comfortable hotels with breakfast included. All in country transportation by train, plane, and car is included as well as entrance to all sites.

Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
NURS 411: Topics in Health Care Delivery: Health Care Services for Women and Children in Peru (3 credits)
Consideration of selected issues and problems of nursing practice within the healthcare delivery system. Exploration of some topics may include a laboratory or clinical component. Variable topics.

Students will explore health care services for women and children in Peru as compared to the United States. Seminars will include the following topics: Millennium Development Goals, multicultural issues surrounding women’s access to health care screening and preventative services, prenatal care, childbirth, newborn follow-up, and pediatric health services. Through a service-learning component, interviews, and healthcare surveys students will assess the health care needs of local communities, develop a risk assessment map, and make recommendations for improving maternal and child health outcomes.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: Open to nursing and health studies majors, or by permission of professor. May be repeated for up to nine credit hours.
NURS 411: Topics in Healthcare Delivery: High Risk Labor and Delivery (3 credits)
Consideration of selected issues and problems of nursing practice within the healthcare delivery system. Exploration of some topics may include a laboratory or clinical component. Variable topics.

Using a seminar format, students discuss major issues identified in clinical nursing care of the high-risk childbearing woman. Content assists students in integrating scientific and theoretical knowledge into clinical practice. Course focuses on high-risk obstetrical topics, global issues impacting maternal mortality rates, legal and ethical issues, nursing roles, and nursing leadership.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: Open to nursing and health studies majors, or by permission of professor. May be repeated for up to nine credit hours.
UNIV 370-024: Study Abroad (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning

For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including a deposit and at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Summer Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $(TBD).
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $300.00 will be due in mid-March.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early June.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$1,612.00$4,324.00
Final Program Fee$5,300.00$5,300.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$45.00$45.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$6,957.00$9,669.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$(TBD)$(TBD)
Need- and merit-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All payments and application materials are due by 5:00pm on the dates listed below:
Submit Program ApplicationMarch 03, 2012
$300.00 DepositFebruary 25, 2012
$1,500.00 DepositMarch 15, 2012
Final Program Fee BalanceApril 05, 2012
Tuition and FeesMay 15, 2012
Lisa McBeth
Faculty Director
School of Nursing
301A McDowell Hall

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.

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