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The Southern Connecticut State University
Department of Nursing Presents:
The 2017 International Course Abroad in

October 26 , 2017 - November 05, 2017 



Peru Application (PDF)

 Peru offers an unparalleled opportunity for students hoping to experience the cultural and historical depth of Latin America. Once home to one of the oldest civilizations known to history, the ruins of Machu Picchu speak to the enduring legacy of Peru's native population, and the country's vast natural beauty. Its sprawling cities are no less staggering, and students will be given the opportunity to not only see the sights, but to spend a week volunteering in one of its  clinics.

No city is as representative of Peru's storied past and bustling future as Cusco, once the seat of the powerful Incan empire, now an industrial and economic metropolis,

The SCSU Fall 2017 program in Peru will take students from some of the nation's oldest monuments and sites to its most modern medical facilities. They will hike the ruins of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, and receive firsthand experience of a Latin American healthcare system in the heart of one of Peru's busiest cities. 


Students must complete Southern's risk management paperwork before traveling abroad. Students must also have a record free of disciplinary problems, and have a valid passport as well as a GPA of 2.5 or higher.


Students will spend 7 nights in the heart of Cusco, and one in picturesque Aguilas Calientes, overlooking the mountains of Macchu Picchu.


Students will be given the opportunity to explore the Peruvian countryside, and to take a guided tour of the ruins of Macchu Picchu. The tour will include visits to a number of sacred sites including the Sun Temple and Room of Three Windows. 

Before returning home, students will also be able to tour the city of Cusco, which houses numerous historical landmarks, from the Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas to the ruins of Puka Pukara, Sacsayhuaman and others.

program fees: $ 3,200

Deposit:                        $1,250              Due :with Application
Second payment :      $ 975                Due : September 1, 2017
Third Payment :        $ 975                 Due: October 10, 2017 


 Program fee includes:
  • Airfare, lodging and breakfast 
  • Transportation in Peru, including to and from airports
  • Entrance fees to all museums and historical sites listed in itinerary

Program fee does not include:

  • Personal expenses and touring
  • Books, laundry, snacks, medical and other living expenses
  • Additional expenses incurred by alterations to the itinerary or arrangements

Please Note:
The program fee does not include the cost of OnCall insurance—a stand-alone insurance policy that provides coverage for evacuation and repatriation, required for all students studying abroad. Any student who has not purchased the SCSU (Aetna) student health plan, which includes OnCall coverage, is required to purchase the OnCall stand-alone policy for $36.00 prior to travel. For information on purchasing OnCall, contact the Office of International Education at 203-392-7257.

For information regarding financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at
(203) 392-5222 or
*Deposits will be refunded in full if this application is rejected by the program Director.

A non-refundable deposit of $1,250 (due with application) made out to 'Southern Connecticut State University' is due upon acceptance into the program. This guarantees your participation in the program and reserves your room. A second payment of $9,75 is due on September 1, 2017. The remainder of the balance ($9,75) is due no later than October 10, 2017.

Program fees are based upon historical program costs and current rates of exchange. Extreme fluctuation in exchange rates or boarding costs in Italy may result in additional fees being charged. The University reserves the right to change the itinerary of proposed trips if needed to control the cost of the overall trip. In the event that additional fees exceed the current costs by more than 20%, the student may choose to drop the course and receive a refund of all funds recoverable by the university. Fees will be frozen on October 1, 2017 and after October 1 there will be no refunds. The program does not accept responsibility for personal property, which must be insured separately if desired, and reserves the right to make changes required by circumstances.


Currently, all courses abroad for the academic year are expected to operate. Southern Connecticut State University's Office of International Education (SCSU-OIE) will monitor world events and make any change to this decision on an individual course basis any time between now and the departure dates.

If Southern Connecticut State University cancels an off-campus course, students will be refunded their deposits and all monies the university is able to recover from program providers. The SCSU-OIE office will aggressively negotiate with providers for the refunds.

If a student withdraws from an off-campus course at any time between now and the departure date, the student will forfeit his/her deposit but will be refunded all other recoverable amounts. In the event the price of the trip rises more than 20%, the student may withdraw and receive both recoverable funds and deposit.

Students who must cancel their participation in a course abroad program must do so in writing to Dr. Erin Heidkamp, Interim Director of the Office of International Education.

The Office of International Education will work to delay payment to providers on costs for course abroad programs as long as possible and request clearly-stated refund policies from all providers for all programs prior to payments. Students who wish to purchase cancellation insurance should contact their insurance provider.

If Southern Connecticut State University cancels an off-campus course, the staff of SCSU-OIE will work with individual course abroad faculty members in adapting their course, when possible, for the Southern Connecticut State University campus. This is understood to be an emergency procedure in place as a result of unusual or unforeseen world events. If an off-campus course cannot be adapted to the on-campus

setting, the faculty member will work to develop an alternative on-campus course for the students enrolled. If this is possible, efforts will be made to enroll students in existing on-campus courses.

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Maria Krol
Department of Nursing
Phone: (203) 392-6547

Final acceptance into the Peru Fall Program will be given by the program director, Dr. Maria Krol.