Alongside students from the four NU campuses, this program will take University of Nebraska students through Peru to explore Peruvian culture and investigate socio-ecological efforts to promote sustainability in public health.
Gain valuable first-hand experience in the global health field with various visits to local health clinics, indigenous communities, health NGO's, academic institutions and government agencies, all while developing Spanish language skills and engaging with the landscapes, language, and people of Peru.
Students will spend one week in Peru's largest city, Lima, where they will have a chance to explore this city's urban sophistication and historical treasures with visits to The Ministry of Health of Peru, various health clinics and schools, as well as, community events, markets, museums, cultural centers and café's.
After this, it is on to Cusco, the cosmopolitan Inca capital known as the belly button of the world, where students will spend a second week and take in captivating landscapes as they learn the heritage of Peru.
From Cusco, students will have the chance to visit Inca temples, Spanish constructed churches, rural schools, indigenous communities, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Students will also have the opportunity to explore the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and reflect on the awe-inspiring beauty, ingenuity, engineering, ecology and spirit of place.
Course Information: Latino and Latin American Studies, LLS 4950/8956 (2 sections)
This course will examine how the interactions between natural and social systems affect the challenges of sustainability within diverse populations. We will focus on the important role of culture, education, ecology, economics, and politics in building a sustainable future as a central plank of public health. Moreover, it will explore the potential trade-offs as they relate to governmental economic and social development priorities as they relate to tourism, public education, public health and social welfare.
By applying a multidisciplinary lens to the sciences of sustainability, students will incorporate the natural, social and health sciences to examine specific communities and the infrastructure that influences the places within those communities where people live, learn, work, play and rest. The course will involve practical field experience and open dialogue around how we create and sustain healthy, safe communities both locally and globally. Students will focus on Peru as a case study of how diversities and disparities in people and places impact human health.
Course Information: Anthropology, ANTH 4920/8926 (2 sections)
Application Deadline: February 2017
This is a competitive program open to students from all 4 NU campuses. Students will be selected after the application deadline and notified via email. All students, including non-UNO students, should apply on Horizons. Please do your best to select the information that closest pertains to you when creating a profile and completing the application.
Summer 2017 Course Dates: TBA, prior to departure. Partially internet mediated.
International Travel Dates: June 24-July 6, 2017
Tentative Cost: $2,550*
A limited number of students from each campus will be partially funded. The scholarship is already included in the cost shown above.
What is included: International flight, accommodation, local transportation, most meals, excursions and insurance.
What is not included: UNO tuition and fees, some meals, passport, spending monies.
Cost for 3 credits UNDERGRAD tuition and fees:
- Resident - $1011.55
- Non-Res - $1446.55
Cost for 3 credits GRAD tuition and fees:
- Resident - $1227.55
- Non-Res - $1917.55
Please contact OLLAS Office at 402.554.3835 for further information.
General requirements for application: Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Preference will be given to students graduating no sooner than December 2018, with at least 2.75 GPA, and sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate students. Your essay and transcript must be submitted for program consideration.
Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, PhD
Regina Emily Robbins, PhD
The faculty leaders are seasoned international travelers and researchers and will provide unique and useful insights into the experience.