Study Abroad Peru

Cross Cultural Health Education in Peru and the U.S.

HED 476, 3 credits

Given the global outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Borough of Manhattan Community College has decided to cancel upcoming study abroad trips. Considering the speed of spread and the number of countries experiencing community transmission, we believe it is in the best interest of our students and faculty to postpone travel. Study abroad groups may face unpredictable circumstances, travel restrictions, challenges in returning home or accessing health care while abroad. Information on Summer 2021 study abroad programs will be available soon.

Taught in English, BMCC’s Study Abroad Program in Peru will expose students to the rich history and culture of inhabitants of the Andes. Class sessions will be based in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire. Cusco is an ancient colonial city built on Inca monuments, and has been declared a World Heritage site by the United Nations. Field trips and housing with local families will expose students to the culture, health practices, and beliefs of the Andean people. Students will learn about public hospitals, alternative medicine and private clinics, and compare their findings to health care and outcomes in the United States. Students will travel with Professor Michael McGee to Peru.

Prerequisites and/or Co-requisites: ENG 088, ESL 062, ACR 094, or completion of a higher-level course and HED 110 or NUR 112; if you have taken another HED or NUR course, email for approval; see additional  eligibility requirements.

Program Fee (2020 costs)

  • BMCC Students: Appx. $1,400 (includes the BMCC Association Scholarship, which covers 60% of the program fee for qualified BMCC students (see here for details))
  • Non-BMCC Students: Appx. $3,500

Covers international airfare, program-related activities and transportation in Peru, housing, meals and international health insurance; the fee is subject to change.

Tuition: All participants will be registered for 3 credits and expected to pay BMCC tuition. Please visit the Bursar’s website to determine your tuition cost and payment options. If you are eligible for a tuition waiver, it may be applied to this course.

Additional Costs: This may include optional side trips, additional meals, personal expenses, passport and/or visa.

Financial Aid and Scholarships may be available.

Passport: You must have a valid passport to participate in this program. Passports must expire at least six months after the end date of your program. See more here.

Visa: You may or may not need a visa depending on your country of citizenship and program length. Start learning more by visiting the webpage of the Peruvian Consulate in New York. You will receive more guidance after admission to the program.

For more information regarding the program, please contact:
Professor Michael McGee
Office: Room N-799U
(212) 220-8000 Ext. 7131

Please note that all information listed above is subject to change at any time.

Study Abroad

199 Chambers Street, Room S-750A
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 776-6429

Office Hours:
9 a.m.–5 p.m.