Summer Travel Study
Global Health: Global Health in Peru
All courses are 4 quarter units each.
Courses count toward the Global Health Minor.
Global Health 110A-Global Health in Practice
This course would introduce students to important concepts and topics in global health, including the burden of disease, global health actors and the Millennium and Sustainable Development Goals, and provide significant opportunities to experience global health in the field.
Global Health 110B-Diversities and Disparities: The Case of Peru
This course aims to help students better understand how diversities and disparities in peoples and places impact human health, using Peru as a case study. After a general overview of the topic, we will explore key global health issues. For each health issue, we will review the “state of the issue” briefly at the global level and then more specifically within the context of Peru. Excursions will complement classroom lectures. We hope to enhance students’ understanding of the significant influence of diversities and disparities on the health of populations around the globe.
Grades are based on attendance, class participation, a group presentation, as well as a final term paper. The instructors reserve the right to vary this format.
Course readers will be available
Budget and Financial Aid
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Program fee includes registration and course fees, accommodations, and program excursions.
Airfare, textbooks, optional courses, other meals and optional excursions are additional.
Fees are subject to change by action of the UC Regents.
Non-UCLA students will be charged a $50 Document Fee. This is a one-time document fee which covers fees for first-class mailing of official transcripts, diploma and much more. Please visit the Registrar’s Office Website for more information. Matriculated UCLA Students: Please visit the Registrar’s Office Website for document fee information.
All undergraduate students will be charged a $61 IEI fee per summer. The IEI (Instructional Enhancement Initiative) fee is a course materials fee that is charged in order to support the use of technology in undergraduate education at UCLA.
We recommend that you budget accordingly to cover optional sightseeing, laundry, Internet cafes, emergencies, etc. How much to budget depends on your travel, entertainment, and souvenir choices. It is always best to overestimate your spending. Take the time to research the cost of living in your destination and the activities you want to participate in while abroad.
We typically advise students to wait until late March to purchase airplane tickets for summer programs.
Financial aid for Travel Study programs is available to qualified UCLA students. All other students should inquire about financial aid at their home institution. For details about the financial aid application process, please visit the Financial Aid section of this website.
Students live in centrally-located hotels in both Lima and Iquitos. Students will stay in double occupancy rooms.
UCLA Summer Sessions reserves the right to change the housing location. Should this become necessary, we will arrange comparable accommodations elsewhere.
Daily breakfast is provided at the hotels, no other meals are included.
If you have strict dietary requirements, this program may not be able to accommodate your needs. Please let us know when you apply for this program if you have special dietary needs as well as any physical or medical conditions. We will advise you accordingly.
This program includes several excursions as part of its curriculum. Possible excursions include visits to Pampas, Belen, indigenous communities, local health NGO’s, a Butterfly Farm, the zoo, as well as Museo Larco.
A schedule of excursions will be available at a later date.
Limited free time is built into this program for independent sightseeing. If you plan on traveling extensively, we recommend that you budget additional spending money.