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Global Health: Peru

Dates: 6 July–16 August 2023
Application Deadline: 1 February 2023

In partnership with Johns Hopkins University and PRISMA, a Peruvian NGO that designs and implements innovative research studies and projects, students will participate in an exciting global health internship experience in Puno, Peru. Students will work on this funded environmental health study focusing on children’s exposure to indoor air pollution and will become immersed in the Peruvian culture and language. Students will live in apartments provided by the project in Puno, Peru, a southeastern city located on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Cultural excursions include visits to Cusco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, and the Uros Floating Islands.

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Steven Thygerson
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(801) 422-1891


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Frequently Asked Questions
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Students in the program summer term are required to take a minimum of 6 credits from this list of courses: IAS 399, HLTH 492R, HLTH 491R, or HLTH 496R.

Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate tuition for 6 credits summer term, international health insurance coverage, accommodations, transportation and entrance fees for program activities and program excursions, orientation, and on-site coordination and support.

Does not include international airfare, passport, immunizations, personal expenses, meals, cell phones/international data, tuition for prep course, or personal excursions.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Accepted students are required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 201R, 1 credit hour) during the winter semester.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Housing will be in apartments rented by Johns Hopkins University.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
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(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information document.

Applications will remain open until program is filled. If spots remain open, the final deadline is anticipated to be 1 February 2023.

Priority Deadline: 23 November 2022
Application Deadline: 1 February 2023
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Steven Thygerson, Professor of Public Health, is the faculty director for the program. He has extensive global health experience in countries such as Nepal, Peru, Switzerland, Mozambique, South Africa, Ethiopia, Brazil, and Pakistan.

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(801) 422-1891
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International Study Programs
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(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.