This study abroad course will expose students to the rich history and culture of the inhabitants of the Andes. Sessions will be based in the city of Cusco, Peru, the former capital of the Inca Empire. Students will contrast and compare aspects of the Peruvian health care systems to that of the U.S. Hosting with local families and field trips will broaden the student’s perspective on the culture, health practices, beliefs and rituals of the Andean people. The course will be based at the Centro Tinku, a cultural center dedicated to exchanges between students and inhabitants of the Andes.
Peru is a country in South America that's home to a section of Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu, an ancient Incan city set high in the Andes mountains. The area surrounding Machu Picchu, including the Sacred Valley, the Inca Trail and the lively city of Cusco.
Classes will be conducted at Centro Tinku, Cusco Peru.
An educational and cultural institution dedicated to the organization of academic programs in South America for US Universities. Since its creation in 2003, Centro Tinku has developed study abroad programs with a dozen major U.S. universities, always emphasizing the originality of each program and the specific requirements of each institution.
Located in the heart of the colonial city of Cusco at 3,450m (11, 300 ft) above sea level. Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire, later lived under Spanish colonial rule for 300 years. Its streets and buildings reflect this dual heritage.
Prerequisites and/or Co-requisites:
This 3 credit course is open to all BMCC students who have completed 12 credits and the following prerequisite and/or Co-requisite courses: ENG 088, ESL 062, ACR 094, HED 110 or NUR 112
12 credits complete at time of application
Program Deposit Due:
For more information regarding the program, please contact:
Professor June R Soto
Professor Michael McGee,
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