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  • Locations: Aguas Calientes, Peru; Chiclayo, Peru; Cusco, Peru; Lima, Peru
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: WSU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Academic Standing: Graduate, Professional - Nursing, Professional - Pharmacy, Undergraduate Advising Guides: Nursing
Subject Areas: Health Sciences GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language(s) of Instruction: English Program Features: Clinical Experience, Service-Learning
Program Type: Faculty-Led Program Provider: WSU Faculty-Led Programs
Housing Options: Other Local Language(s): English, Spanish
Program Description:


Peru- Cusco Child Flyer pic 16

This course provides an experience in global community health care in the Amazon region of Peru. Students will apply assessment skills in planning and implementing health care to individuals and communities.

The program will provide an excellent opportunity to analyze the cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors that can influence health care.

Field trips will include an excursion on the Amazon River and  overnight in the jungle, a visit to the Sacred Valley of the Inca, and the Machu Picchu ruins nestled on the eastern slopes of the Vilcanota mountain range.Come expand your skills and have a learning experience that you will never forget in Peru!

WSU Sponsoring Unit: College of Nursing

External Partner: People of Peru Project
Program Dates:
May 16 - June 4, 2020 (Note: This program starts and ends in Lima. Participants will depart the U.S. on May 16 and arrive in Lima that evening. Participants depart from Lima on June 3 and will arrive in the U.S. on June 4.)
Program Eligibility Requirements:
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application.
  • Be 18 years or older at the time of the program.
  • Be in good standing with the Office of Student Conduct.
  • Be a current WSU student (matriculating or non-degree seeking).
  • Program Specific Eligibility:
    • Nursing and Pharmacy students.
    • Pre-Health applications are also accepted.
Please Note: a minimum number of participants is needed for this program.



Cost Information

Total Program Cost Estimate: $6,546

Program costs are categorized as those billed by WSU (Fixed Expenses) and those not billed by WSU (Estimated Additional Expenses).  A breakdown of these costs can be found below. For payment due dates please scroll to the “Billing Schedule”.

Fixed Expenses Billed by WSU
  Nursing Participants Pharmacy
Participation Expense*  $2,575   $4,114
WSU Tuition   $1,539   N/A
Global Learning Application Fee  $200  $200
International Insurance Fee   $42   $42
Total Paid to WSU   $4,356   $4,356
*Participation Expense includes excursions, accommodation, and program related in-country travel.

Estimated Additional Expenses*

Personal Expenses $300
International Airfare $1,400
Books & Supplies $0
U.S. Passport** $140
Visa** (N/A for U.S. Citizens) $0
Other $350
Total Estimated Additional Expenses $2,190

*All additional costs are ESTIMATED and may vary. These costs are not billed by WSU and are the sole responsibility of the participant.
**Please see the “Destination” tab for additional passport and visa information.

Billing Schedule:

This billing schedule is for the Fixed Expenses billed by WSU only and does not include Estimated Additional Expenses that are the responsibility of the participant.

Financially Responsible as of: February 3, 2020
Program Fee Date Billed Date Due
 Participation Expense 1st Payment  $500 February 24, 2020
February 28, 2020
 Application Fee  $200
 International Insurance  $42
 Participation Expense 2nd Payment  Nursing: $2,075
 Pharmacy: $3,614

March 20, 2020
 WSU Tuition Nursing:$1,539

Pharmacy: N/A 
Refund Policy: Participants are responsible for the Fixed Expenses of the program once they have committed to the program application and the application deadline has passed.

Financial Aid Disbursement Alert: Participants eligible for financial aid can use aid toward this program. Please note that per federal regulations, financial aid is released on the first day of the regular WSU semester, or ten days prior to the participant’s program start date, whichever is LATER. Program payment due dates may be before aid is released.  Participants must budget accordingly.




Peru- Machu PicchuWSU Courses (choose 1):  
  • Nursing students:
    • NURS 481 (3 credits)
    • NURS 427 (3 credits)
    • NURS 465 (3 credits)
    • NURS 495 (3 credits)
  • Pharmacy students:
    • Pharmacy Elective (5 credits)
Non-WSU Courses: N/A

Course Pre-requisites:
  • NURS 481: completion NURS 315
  • Pharmacy & Physical Therapy Students: interview by Pharmacy faculty leading program required.

Grades and GPA:

All courses will calculate into student’s WSU cumulative GPA unless noted as a “Non-WSU Course”.

Non-WSU Courses:
  • Will not calculate into student’s cumulative WSU GPA, but will factor into Major and Minor GPAs.
  • Courses and grades will appear on zzusis/MyWSU and WSU transcript.
  • These have a non WSU transcript provided.   Participants should anticipate transcripts taking two to four months to arrive at WSU.



Faculty-led Orientations

All faculty-led participants are required to attend the orientation sessions listed below prior to departure.  Participants will be notified regarding the date and times for those orientations which are not noted as being online after the program has been officially confirmed.
  • Faculty-Led and Financial Planning: This is an online training that is a required application component that provides additional details on the application process, costs of the program, billing, financial aid, and other relevant information. This training is accessible once an application is started.
  • Global Learning Pre-Departure Orientation: There is an online session that participants will have access to in the final stages of their Global Learning application.  Additionally, there is an in person country specific component.
  • Faculty Directed Orientation: These take place over multiple sessions and will be planned by the program faculty director.


Destination Details

Site Descriptions

Peru- Iquitos AerialLocated in South America, Peru is a vibrant tourist destination full of historic architecture, traditional cuisine, and famous sights like Machu Picchu and the Amazon Rainforest.

The program will take place in various locations, but a large part will be in Iquitos. Iquitos is full of Peruvian cultural heritage such as the Cathedral of Iquitos, the Iron House, the Old Hotel Palace, and many others.

  • Language: Spanish is primarily spoken.
  • Currency: Peruvian Nuevo Sol (Compare to U.S. Dollars)
  • City Size: Iquitos has 437,376 people (2015 estimate) and Lima has 8,852,000 (2015 estimate)
  • Weather: The rainy season will just be finishing up so only moderate rainfall with average temperatures in Iquitos during May-June is 70-87 °F. The average temperature in Lima during May-Jun is 60-70°F.

Accommodation Information
Participants will stay in program arranged housing and may include dormitory style housing, hostels, hotels, or tents.  Internet access is available in country – however connectivity may be slow or non-existent in some locations.

Passport & Visa Details

It is each participant’s responsibility to acquire a valid passport to travel internationally.
United States citizens can use the links below for information on how and where to apply for a United States passport:
Unless otherwise noted below, it is the responsibility of the participant to determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program based on their nationality, and to apply for any such visas.  Some visas may require a fee or that applicants travel to the nearest Consulate or Embassy to apply in person.

United States citizens can use the link below to determine if a visa is required for the destination and how to acquire the necessary visa. 
  • United States Department of State
  • Peru does not require an entry visa for U.S. Citizens for stays less than 90 days (as of 2019).
    • Please Note: Information presented here may change, regardless of what is stated here YOU are responsible for ensuring you have any required visa and for any visa costs.
Non-United States citizens are required to meet with the Global Services Department for United States entry and exit requirements.  Check visa requirements for your host country/countries based on your country of citizenship.



How to Apply

Before the Deadline:
  • Please Note: There is no application fee for starting an application.
  1. Click "Apply Now" to begin an application.  You will be in "Application Phase." Complete the application materials:
  • Signature Documents
  • Questionnaires
  • Material Submissions (Electronic and/or Physical)
  • Online Trainings
  • In-Person Meetings (if applicable)
Please Note: Items which say “NOT Required by Deadline” can be submitted after the deadline but are due before you depart to go abroad.
  1. Once all materials have been completed, your application will be moved to “pending” phase.   Once your faculty have reviewed your application and approved your participation you will be moved into “accepted” phase. 
  • “Pending” Phase: your application has met all Global Learning and program specific requirements, and your application is being reviewed before your participation is determined.  After review, if you are accepted your application will move to the “Accepted” phase.
  • “Accepted” Phase: your application has met all Global Learning and program specific requirements and you have been accepted to the program, conditional on whether or not you commit by the deadline.
  1. Commit to the program: Once in the “accepted” phase, you will see a box appear asking you to “Commit” or “Decline” your participation on the program. 
  • If you click “Commit”: you have committed to participate in your program and accept all responsibilities associated with commitment.
  • If you click “Decline”: your application will be withdrawn.
After the Deadline:
  1. After you commit and are in "Committed phase", complete:
  • Required orientations (see “Orientation” tab for more information)
  • Remaining or new applications items (questionnaires or material items) which were not due before the deadline.
  • Any requested material items specific to your program.
  1. Prepare to Depart!
  • Apply for a visa (if required)
  • Buy airfare (if not included in your program)
  • Start packing!


How to Fund Your Program

Financial Planning: Know Your Budget!
  1. Review the costs and payment due dates of this program carefully
  2. Financial Aid recipients should speak with Student Financial Services
  3. Review your Faculty-Led and Financial Planning (FLFP) training (see orientations tab)
  4. Discuss fees and expenses with any financial contributors (i.e. spouse, parents, guardians)
  5. Know what funds you have to spend before and during the program
  6. Create your budget
  7. Explore additional financing (scholarships, funding sources, etc.)
Explore Scholarships: Community Resources:
Consider asking your home or college community groups and organizations about additional funding resources. Groups may include:
  • Rotary International, Kiwanis, Sorority or Fraternity or Religious Organizations
  • Private Businesses
  • Online Fundraising


Contact Information
Peru- Peruvian Women
Faculty Nursing Co-Director:
Bonnie Sarkinen

(509) 372-7179

Faculty Nursing Co-Director:
Gina Cronrath
(509) 372-7179

Faculty Pharmacy Co-Director:
Taylor Bertsch
(509) 368-6555

Global Learning Department:
(509) 335-6204

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.