Program Overview: This study abroad experience in international nutrition includes two 2-week modules on communication and nutrition education, community-based research, clinical nutrition, or water and food safety. Students interact with Peruvian researchers, program managers, Peruvian nutrition students, collaborate on group projects, and conduct fieldwork in communities to observe barriers to behavior change.
Course: Food Science and Human Nutrition: FSHN 496 A, 4 credits, Summer 2017
Program Director: Dr. Grace Marquis, email@example.com , Dr. Matthew Rowling firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Prerequisites: Must be 18 years of age or older. At least a junior in life sciences or demonstrated knowledge/interest in food and nutrition. Spanish is not required but the equivalent of two years of college Spanish is highly recommended. Completion of an upper-level clinical nutrition course is recommended for students who wish to complete the clinical nutrition module and preference of assignment module will be given based on this criteria. As part of the course will take place in Sierra, students must confirm they have no medical condition for which high altitude is contraindicated (>3000 m).
Criteria for selection: GPA (3.0 minimum); upper-level nutrition knowledge. Knowledge of Spanish is preferred, but not required.
Program Cost Description:
Program Fee - approximately $3,155.00, includes lodging, breakfast, program-sponsored field visits and activities, transportation to/from the institute; and administrative fees. This does not include airfare.
Other Fees - 1) $10 program application fee to the Ag Study Abroad office; 2) $105 study abroad administrative fee charged by Study Abroad Center; 3) tuition (approx $1184) and fees (approx $250) for 4 credits during summer 2017. Out-of-state students will be charged at the in-state rate for the four credit hours, $40 ISU application fee (for non-ISU students). In the past the cost of tuition has been reimbursed via a scholarship, not sure yet if that will be the case for Summer 2017.
Out of Pocket Personal Cost - 1) Airfare (varies); 2) meals on own (approx $280); 3) passport which costs $135 if you don't already have one; 4) Required CISI insurance (primary health and emergency insurance) $1.31 per day, and 5) immunizations (varies based on where you go). Of course, there are also other personal costs, such as meals and souvenirs, etc, (approximately $100 per week depending on your spending habits).
Program fee, tuition and fees, and the $105 administrative fee will be applied directly to students' Ubill .
Tentative Program Schedule:
The specific activities depend on the modules that the students choose. Four options will be offered. The order of the modules will depend on the availability of the IIN staff in Lima. This will not be decided until the spring.
Most activities take place in Lima . There will be a 1st set of modules (Jun 5-16th), an extended trip to Huaraz, about 8 hours northeast of Lima, with the anticipated dates Jun 16-19th, and the 2nd set of modules (Jun 19-30th).