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August 20 - 31, 2015

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.


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 attend 3 classes prior to leaving. They will be held on:
    • May 27 at 3:30pm
    • July 1 at 3:30pm
    • August 3 at TBD
  • 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: $4,300
6 URI Credits Round-trip airfare Accommodations in Lima and Cusco
Breakfast and lunch In-country travel Program-related excursions


NOTE: All fees subject to change


Program Deadlines
Application Deadline: April 1, 2015 Final Payment Due: July 20, 2015

For more information, please contact:


Program Director URI Faculty-Led Programs
Barbara Klitz International Center
Special Programs/CCE 37 Lower College Road
401-277-5210 401-874-5546

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URI Summer Faculty-Led Programs

Brochure 2015