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Program Description


CONHI Machu Picchu

   Quick Facts

  • Four cities: Lima, CuscoAguas Calientes including Machu Picchu, and Chinchero

  • July 6 - July 20, 2019

  • Open to students of sophomore standing (at time of program) with a GPA of 2.0 or higher

  • Non-nursing majors welcome

  • Earn 3 credits for courses required for BS degrees in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation

  • Spanish language not required, but will improve your overall experience

  • Limited spaces available – apply early!

A few words from Aliria Munoz Rascon, The Originator of ASU's Peru Study Abroad Program:

"Teaching and learning in Peru has changed every individual, myself included. When studying abroad, we may all expect to enjoy new cuisine (such as the rich and complex flavors of every Peruvian dish!), speak a new language, or see beautiful scenery. What we may not anticipate is what these experiences feel like and the internal transformation that occurs when you are physically and emotionally attuned to these moments.  Studying abroad will transform the way you think, communicate, shop, learn, listen, love and work.  It will shape your career and your role as a global citizen. Not just what you do each day, but how you do it."

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.


Lima Cathedral


Machu Picchu


Location Details

Your study abroad experience begins in Peru’s largest city, Lima.  Home to nearly 10 million people, this costal city is a mix of both urban sophistication and historical treasures.  During your week in Lima you will have a chance to explore this city known for its outdoor markets, museums, cultural centers, café’s, and much more.  You will also have a chance to experience the historical treasure and learn first hand about the people of Lima as you explore culture and ethics in health.

After a few days in Lima, you will then continue your study abroad experience in Cusco, where you will spend three weeks.  During this time you will be staying with a host family and will be immersed in the culture of Peru. You will work with community members on the development of a basic health literacy primer focused on maternal and child health awareness.  Cusco is considered a cosmopolitan Inca capital and is both a modern and traditional city allowing you to see the heritage of Peru.  Inca temples and Spanish constructed churches sit side by side in a city where you are equally likely to see a McDonalds or a llama. 

Machu Picchu: Planned Excursion 1 
The well-preserved Inca ruins of Machu Picchu are the literal and figurative high point for many people visiting South America.  The Incas built this estate in the 1450’s and left approximately a century later.  It remained unknown to the outside world until it was rediscovered in 1911.  At the midpoint of your study abroad experience you will visit this historical site, reflecting on the awe inspiring beauty and the juxtaposition of cultures in Peru.

Chinchero is a smaller town outside of Cusco known for its talented weavers, crisp air, and beautiful mountain views. There is an abundance of llamas, sheep, goats, and a variety of vegetation.

Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.


Eligibility Requirements

  • GPA 2.0 or higher
  • Sophomore standing
  • Priority given to healthcare majors
  • Spanish language not required, but encouraged as this will greatly enhance your trip
  • Course pre requisites: ENG 102,105 or 108 


Students have two options to complete 3 credits of coursework:

Option 1: 

HCR 230:  Culture and Health (3 credits) General Studies: C&G. 
  • Required for nursing and non-nursing majors in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI)

Option 2:

HCR 498: Transcultural Health (3 credits): General Studies
  • For students who have already taken HCR 230 and HCR 210 or approval by faculty. 
Group Lecture

Students at the Market


Faculty Directors


Ana Murphy, MS, RN
Faculty, ASU CONHI

Ana Orrantia Murphy is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Barrett Honors College faculty in ASU’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI). Ana’s international experience includes a medical mission in Honduras, Spanish studies in Guadalajara, Mexico and living, working, and traveling in Spain for 2.5 years. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University in December 1982. Upon graduation, she was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force Nurse Corps. She spent 7 years on active duty, including a 2.5 year tour of duty at Torrejon Air Base in Madrid, Spain. She was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain and received numerous military citations for her service. She earned a Master’s Degree in Community Health Nursing from ASU in 1993 and began her career as a nurse educator. Her clinical experience is varied from adult medical-surgical, cardiac, all areas of maternal-child nursing, and community health. Ana has been a prenatal educator for 30 years and continues as such for a major hospital system in the Phoenix area. During semester breaks she travels to colleges and universities throughout the United States teaching national nursing licensure exam review courses.

Joe Russo, MPH

Joe Russo is a Project Manager with ASU’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI). Joe’s international experience includes field work in Cusco, Peru, and work with US-Mexico border communities here in Arizona. With a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from ASU and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Arizona, Joe has primarily focused his career on reproductive health and adolescent development. Prior to his time at ASU, Joe worked with the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), managing Arizona’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, Reproductive Health Program, and Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Programs. Joe also led an ADHS Special Work Group on social and cultural determinants of health, advising leadership on how the agency could make programs more holistic and accessible to Arizona’s diverse communities. Outside of work, he is currently completing his Doctor of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health at the University of Arizona, and volunteers with foster youth programs through Arizona’s Children Association.


Ana Murphy, Faculty

Joe Russo, CONHI Staff


CONHI Housing

CONHI - Lima Colonial Street


Program Housing

Housing and meals: Students will experience a variety of housing arrangements while in Peru. While in Lima, students will stay in a local hotel as a group.  As the group moves to Cusco and Chinchero, students will then become more immersed in the cultural experience, staying with pre-approved and “student-family-matched” home stays (see photo). Hosts in Cusco have been thoroughly screened, have hosted students prior, and will be matched with students appropriately. Three meals a day will be provided by the host family as well (this is included in the cost of the program).  

Transportation: Transportation to and from Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) will be provided for the group. An on-site orientation of each host city will be included. Students will be responsible for any individual travel they choose to do in each host city.

Walking/Excursions: Many aspects of this program will include a fair amount of walking. The excursion to Machu Picchu includes moderate to intense hiking at higher elevations. Additionally, both Lima and Cusco are very walkable cities and many choose to do their sightseeing this way. Thus, quality walking and hiking shoes are a necessity for all students.



Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Activities in this program include a significant amount of walking with some mild to moderate hiking during excursions to Machu Picchu. Students will also use public transportation while in Lima and Cusco. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.
Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Students Downtown Lima


Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2019 is $3,960.

Program Fee includes: ASU tuition for 3 credits, housing, tours, cultural and academic visits, excursions, most transportation, round-trip airfare from Lima to Cusco, breakfast each day in Lima, meals in the homestays in Cusco, and international health insurance. Not included: Round-trip airfare to Peru, ASU student fees, other meals, domestic airport transfers, non-program related optional excursions, passports, books, and your own personal expenses.

Faculty-Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program Cost Sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

  • The CONHI Study Abroad Scholarships are for two students attending the "From Lima to Machu Picchu: Exploring Healthcare, Culture, and Ethics in Peru" experience through ASU during Summer 2019, and the application deadline is February 1, 2019.


Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/10/2019
Rolling Admission 07/06/2019 07/20/2019
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until Study Abroad Office contacts you to do so.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.