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August 14 - 25, 2014

Students will begin the program in Lima, where they will be able to tour and learn about the culture and government of Peru. From there they will fly to Cusco and settle into the accommodations at the CerviCusco Clinic. Students will set up a laboratory for cervical cancer screenings; which includes adjustments to the microscopes available as well as preparing staining equipment which may be a modified stain depending on available resources. After screening for five days, students will have an opportunity to tour Cusco and Machu Picchu.

Academics:

Students will earn 6 URI credits for MLS 590 - Special Problems in Clinical Lab Science.

  • Students will be responsible for completing readings prior to departure for Peru, on-site lab work, and a final project to be completed no later than two weeks after the return from Peru.
  • Students will assist in the medical laboratory needs of the Inca/CerviCusco Clinic in Cusco, Peru with an emphasis on cervical screening and diagnosis for the women of rural Peru.
  • Students will be involved in the processing, screening and diagnosis of cervical Pap smears.

Housing and Dining:

While in Peru, students will stay in double occupancy rooms in a hotel in Lima and at the CerviCusco Clinic. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Cultural Activities:

Students will engage in cultural excursions while in Peru including: exploring the city of Lima, visiting cultural and historical sites in Cusco, and an excursion to Machi Picchu.

 

Program Fee: $2,975.00
6 URI Credits Accommodations in Lima and Cusco Breakfast and lunch
In-country travel Program-related excursions  

 

NOTE: All fees subject to change

AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED

 

Program Deadlines
Application Deadline: April 1, 2014 Final Payment Due: August 4, 2014


For more information, please contact:

 

Program Director URI Faculty-Led Programs Coordinator
Barbara Klitz Kelly Watts
Special Programs/CCE Office of International Education
401-277-5210 401-874-2019
bgk@etal.uri.edu spoie@etal.uri.edu


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