University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Office of International Education (OIE) WEB GUIDE
Nursing Clinical Community & Families in Peru
Location: Arequipa, Alto Cayma, and Cuzco, Peru
DatesI: ~May 16 - June 3, 2016 (exact dates TBD)
Course: Nursing 418
Accommodation: multi-bed rooms
Program Model: Faculty-led
Contact: Maria Graf, Nursing Ed 421, 920-424-1028
Paula McNiel, Nursing Ed 318, 920-424-2126
|Academic Coursework||Paying Your Program Fee|
|Estimated Cost of Participation||Flight & Program Schedule|
|Accommodation & Meals||Visas & Residence Permits|
|Pre- & Post-travel Class Dates||Orientation|
Complete clinical rotations in Peru at the Mission of Alto Cayma!
Compare nursing & healthcare in Peru while on a journey with other UW Oshkosh students and faculty. Examine nursing, health and health care in a diverse culture. Visit medical facilities. Meet with health care officials and attend academic sessions.
GAIN PERSPECTIVES on international nursing and discover
how it differs from national and regional activities;
DEVELOP AN UNDERSTANDING of international health care organizations
and agreements and compare to the United States;
UNDERSTAND THE NEED to analyze economic and non-economic factors
that may influence health and nursing in foreign countries;
GAIN KNOWLEDGE of alternative ways of structuring nursing organizations,
control procedures and performance evaluations;
ACHIEVE GREATER GLOBAL AWARENESS; and
GROW PERSONALLY from new awareness of the increasingly complex global environment and from meeting the challenges of living and traveling in other countries.
Nursing 418 - Clinical: Family and Community Nursing (3 credits)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of nursing major through Junior II level. Concurrent with or completion of Nursing 416.
International Studies 333 1 unit (cr.)
Prerequisites: none; syllabus
If you request enrollment in this course on the study abroad application, you will be automatically enrolled and will not be contacted about the coursework involved. Assignments for this course must be done independently. Contact the Office of International Education with questions.
The "Full Estimated Cost of Participation" includes your Program Fee (the amount due directly to UW Oshkosh), your airfare and other expenses related to your participation on this program.
Full Estimated Cost of Participation: $6,130 for Spring Interim 2016, Spring Interim 2017 costs TBD
As part of the application process for this program, you are required to review, sign and submit the "Full Estimated Cost of Participation" worksheet for your program. The worksheet includes all of the cost details for your program and is linked from STEP III of the "Apply" section of this guide.
Check the link for your accommodation for amenities, room size and location. Rooms can be extremely small. It isn't unusual to have very little space around the bed, shorter beds, only a few inches for a closet pole, tight showers and/or buildings directly outside your window. If students choose to leave belongings behind while at a hostel, they should do this in a secure place. If your room is not paid for while you leave, the hostel has the right to rent it out to others in your absence.
- Mission Alto Cayma
Students will be housed at a retreat center run by the Missionary Society of St. Paul in Alto Cayma. Rooms are apartment-style with private bathrooms. Internet access, laundry services and telephone services are available on-site at the retreat center. Please note, however, that students will be spending their days at the Mission of Alto Cayma volunteer center which is a separate facility from the retreat center.
- Los Girasoles (Lima) (or similar)
Address: Diez Canseco 696, Miraflores, Lima, Peru; Tel: 011-51-1-446-6075
- Intiqa (Puno) (or similar)
Address: Jirón Tarapacá #272, Puno, Peru; Tel: 011-51-51-366-900; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Residencia del Sol (Cusco) (or similar)
Address: Plazoleta Santo Domingo 263 - Cusco - Perú; Tel: 011-51-84-241-739; Fax: 011-51-84-262-977
- Hostal Continental (Machu Picchu) (or similar)
Av. Imperio de los Incas 400, Machu Picchu, Cusco. Tel: 011-51-84-211-078
You and your friends may request each other as roommates by editing your on-line study abroad applications. The Office of International Education will not assign roommates unless students request EACH OTHER!
In some cases, participants may be able to elect a single room. There is always a significant fee; check with the Office of International Education for an estimate if you are interested. NOTE: Checking the "single room" check box in your online application does not constitute an official request for a single room quotation. You must ALSO contact the OIE directly via email, phone or by visiting the office, to make an official request for a single room quotation. Those who do not make a direct request to the OIE will be assigned a roommate.
Your program fee includes breakfasts.
Review the estimate for the amount of money you should bring to cover meals in the Full Cost of Participation worksheet. It is not reasonable to think that you can save money by spending less than the food estimate provided by the OIE! This estimate is meant to be the BARE MINIMUM in relation to your particular destination!
This program is open to Senior I students in the UW Oshkosh College of Nursing. Preference will be given to students who have not participated on a UW Oshkosh College of Nursing-sponsored study abroad program. As part of the application process, your disciplinary file will be reviewed. If you have a campus disciplinary file, this will be taken into consideration when determining your eligibility.
Inability or failure to attend class prior to or following your program abroad may affect your ability to participate, course grades and/or ability to receive and use financial aid.
- Saturday March 5, 2016 at 9am, location TBA by faculty leader
Before You Apply
- Write the deadline for completing the On-line Study Abroad Orientation in your calendar. Failure to complete orientation will affect your ability to participate.
- Write all payment deadlines in your calendar.
If you aren't the person who will be making payments, share this information with the person who will be.
- Understand how seats are assigned on study abroad programs.
Seats and space on the waiting list are assigned in the order in which qualified applicants who have not participated on a UW Oshkosh College of Nursing-sponsored study abroad program complete STEPS I & II of the application process, providedSTEP III is also completed by the STEP III application deadline.
This means that you may be conditionally admitted following completion of steps I & II, but NOT receive a seat if you then fail to complete STEP III on time.
Applicants who have already participated on a UW Oshkosh College of Nursing-sponsored study abroad program will be assigned to the waiting list AFTER applicants who have not participated on a UW Oshkosh College of Nursing-sponsored study abroad program. These waiting list spaces will be assigned in the order in which these applicants complete STEPs I & II of the application process.
If you are on the waiting list, you may receive a seat if applicants who have been conditionally admitted have not completed STEP III by the deadline. After the deadline, seats are assigned in the order in which qualified applicants have completed all three steps
STEPS I & II: 1st Friday in November by NOON
STEP III: 2nd Friday in November by NOON
STEP IV (post-application deadline): TBA by the OIE
Application STEPs & Application Checklist
Complete the three steps below in order, or work on all three steps simultaneously. Check off items as you SUBMIT them to the Office of International Education.
|Complete the on-line study abroad/away application.
**Be aware that the application will time out without warning! Save often, and if you answering the longer questions we recommend typing them into a Word document and pasting them in to the online application.
|Print the application packet and sign where appropriate.|
|Pay the UW Oshkosh application fee
( $200 for in-state residents and $300 for out-of-state residents) per the instructions in the application packet and turn in your receipt to the OIE. If you have mailed the application fee to the Cashier's Office, notify the OIE so that OIE staff can contact the Cashier's Office for confirmation.
|Print an unofficial copy of your university transcript
Highlight course prerequisites (if applicable) and final GPA.
To print your transcripts, EITHER copy and paste your transcript from TitanWeb into Word and print OR follow these instructions:
1) Open your transcript in TitanWeb using Internet Explorer.
2) Highlight all of the information in your transcript.
3) Go to "print preview"
4) Click on "as selected on screen"
5) Change the orientation to "landscape"
|Credit Overload Form
Complete and submit to the OIE ONLY IF you will exceed the maximum credit limit for the semester.
|Special Student Form for Undergraduate Admissions
Complete and submit to the OIE ONLY IF you are not a student at UW Oshkosh OR if you are not a student at all.
|Graduate Registration Form and Graduate Special/Non-Degree Information Form
Complete and submit to the OIE ONLY IF you are not in a Graduate program at UW Oshkosh and want to earn graduate level credit, or if you are in a Graduate program at UW Oshkosh and want to earn undergraduate level credit.
|Submit the Disciplinary Clearance Form
Complete ONLY IF you are a student at a university or college OTHER THAN UW Oshkosh. Submit this form to the appropriate office on your HOME campus; request that the office on your HOME campus submit the form directly to the UW Oshkosh OIE by the deadline for this step of the application process.
Program-specific Application Materials/Requirements:
None in STEP II
|Review, sign and submit the Full Cost of Participation worksheet.
|Edit the "medical" and "medical III" sections of your on-line study abroad application to ensure that every question is complete. Each and every question must be answered, even if the answer is obviously "none" or "n/a"!|
|Provide proof of passport
Complete only if you will travel outside the U.S.
If you already have a passport, edit the "passport" section of your on-line study abroad application to include all requested passport details.
If you do not already have a passport, apply for one and submit a copy of your receipt to the OIE showing that you have applied.
Click here for passport forms and instructions.
|Edit the "passport" section of your on-line study abroad application to include your full name.
If you are traveling OUTSIDE the U.S., enter your full name EXACTLY as it appears on your passport or on your passport application. DO NOT GUESS!
If you are traveling WITHIN the U.S. (including Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), enter your name EXACTLY as it appears on your driver’s license. DO NOT GUESS!
Your name will be printed on your airline ticket exactly as you enter it. If the name on your airline ticket does not match the name on your identification, you will be charged a correction fee or may not be allowed through airport security.
Program-specific Application Materials/Requirements:
None in STEP III
Step IV (post-application deadline)
Photocopy of your Passport
You must turn in a COPY of your signed passport valid for 6 months from the date of arrival in the foreign country (for short-term programs) or valid past the end date for your program abroad (long-term programs). The copy should only include the following two pages: the page with your photo on it and the page with your signature on it (the signature page is just above the page with your photo).
Using financial aid to cover some or all of your costs? See our detailed financial aid information.
Spring Interim Programs
- First Payment of $1,000 (or full fee if the total due to UW Oshkosh is less than $1,000) is due the last Friday of March.
- Final Payment, including all related tuition fees, is due the first Friday of May.
First Program Fee Payment
Your emailed study abroad acceptance letter (the one that says that you have been officially accepted to participate) includes a link to a statement for your first payment. This statement will not be sent to you in any other way. No one else will receive this statement or a copy of your bill; no further reminders will be sent. It is your responsibility to make payments according to the payment deadlines; you will need to forward your statement to the person who pays your bills if you are not that person!!!
The initial Program Fee Statement is also provided here. You can use this copy or the copy included in your acceptance letter (they are identical) when paying your fees.
Second Program Fee Payment
You will receive a link to a statement for your second payment VIA EMAIL from the Office of International Education just prior to the second payment deadline. Some programs have been advertised using a range of fees; if this is the case, you must plan to cover fees at the top end of the range until you receive your second statement. This statement will indicate whether there have been cost savings due to increased participant numbers, exchange rates, etc. and, therefore, a reduced program fee.
If your program includes a required tuition payment IN ADDITION TO YOUR PROGRAM FEE, this will be clearly indicated on the Full Cost of Participation Worksheet linked within the "Apply" section of this guide.
For interim programs, follow the program fee payment deadlines ($1,000 total due by the first deadline date, the remaining tuition and program fee due by the final deadline date).
For semester & summer programs, tuition will be billed by Student Accounts just before the term at UW Oshkosh begins, just as it normally is. It is your responsibility to make payments according to the normal university tuition payment deadlines.
Payment by Cash or Check
All payments by cash or check must be accompanied by a copy of your program fee statement. Make checks payable to “The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh” and write “Study Abroad” in the memo section. Pay fees at the Cashier's Office on the second floor of Dempsey Hall or mail your check to: Cashier's Office, UW Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901. Cashier office hours: Mon – Fri 8:30-4:00 (8:30-3:00 the day after Thanksgiving).
Payment by Credit Card or E-check
Payment by MasterCard or American Express carries a 2.5% convenience fee and can be made through TitanWeb http://www.uwosh.edu/tw/. E-checks carry a fee of $0.50 per transaction.
Payment by Financial Aid, Grant, Scholarship or External Loan
Submit the "Notice of Financial Aid Award for Study Abroad" form to Student Accounts by the first payment deadline. Students who plan to to cover some costs on their own and remaining costs using financial aid, grants or scholarships must pay costs not covered by aid/loans/scholarships, up to $1,000, by the first payment deadline.
For UW Oshkosh students, financial aid will automatically be applied toward study abroad-related fees on your student account. If you are a student elsewhere, you may need to pick up your change check from your home campus, cash the check, and send payment to UW Oshkosh.
Once your "Notice of Financial Aid Award for Study Abroad" form has been submitted, a "positive service indicator" will appear on your record indicating that financial aid will be paying your study abroad program fees. This should not prevent you from doing anything except printing transcripts.
From Oshkosh to the Airport
If the "mode of transportation" to the airport for your program is "bus", there is a bus scheduled to take participants from Oshkosh to the airport.
If there is a bus, and if you plan to ride the bus...
your on-line study abroad application must show "I will take the group bus from Oshkosh to the airport" on the transportation tab. You may request a pickup or end-of-program drop-off in Milwaukee by emailing email@example.com. If you don't make this request in advance, the bus will not stop in Milwaukee. Check your on-line application if you aren't sure what you indicated when you first applied; if the information is incorrect, edit your information AT LEAST two business days prior to your departure.
If there is a bus, and if you do not plan to ride the bus...
your on-line study abroad application must show "I will arrange for my own transportation from Oshkosh to the airport" on the transportation tab. It is then your responsibility to arrange for transportation between your residence and the airport and to arrange to meet the group at the airport. Check your on-line application if you aren't sure what you indicated when you first applied; if the information is incorrect, edit your information AT LEAST two business days prior to your departure.
Park in UW Oshkosh Lot 30 with a Valid UW Oshkosh Parking Permit
If you have a valid UW Oshkosh commuter parking permit (look for the “S” on your permit) AND will be away for one month or less over summer break or interim, you may park in university parking lot 30 (located next to Gruenhagen Conference Center), for the duration of your study abroad program. You must use one of the stalls that is furthest from the parking lot entrance. Check the expiration date on your parking permit to be sure that it is valid for the duration of your program.
Students with “evening parking permits” (also called a night permit) may not leave cars parked in this lot for the duration of their program.
If you don't have a valid permit, you may purchase a temporary permit from Parking Services ((920) 424-4455) in the lower level of Blackhawk.
Oshkosh - Departure
Mode of transportation: school bus
Meeting Date & Time: TBD
Departure Time: TBD
Departure Location: Parking Lot 30 (616 Pearl Ave, next to Gruenhagen)
Flight - Departure
Day-to-day travel arrangements outlined below are offered through Happy Tours Peru
Health Bridges International, on behalf of the Mission at Alto Cayma, will support your stay during your clinicals at Mission Alto Cayma. Your daily schedule while at Mission Alta Cayma will be provided by your program leader.
Preliminary Itinerary (subject to change):
May 16: Bus to Chicago O'Hare. Flight to Lima. Overnight.
May 17: Flight to Arequipa. Transfer to Mission Alto Cayma. Orientation.
May 18-21: Clinicals
May 22: Weekend excursion, details pending
May 23-27: Clinicals
May 28-June 1: Cultural visits and touring including Puno, Cuzco, Inca Trail, Macchu Picchu
June 2: Flight to Lima. Group lunch and shopping. Return to airport for late flight back to the U.S.
June 3: Arrive in Chicago. Bus to Oshkosh
Flight - Return
Notes: Tours are in English. We have quoted tours in private services for your group.
The passenger is responsible to bring all the required travel documents. Each time that you check-in at a hotel, you must show your passport and the white immigration paper (given to you upon your arrival in Peru), for this tour has been priced applying a tax exemption of 19% that is only valid for non-residents that have entered Peru at most 60 days prior to the arrival to the hotel. If for some reason you can´t show these documents, the hotel will charge you the tax.
Baggage: Try to travel light. You will feel free!
Hotels: Check-in and check-out times are normally around noon (in Cusco it is around 9:00 am).
Oshkosh - Arrival
Mode of transportation: school bus
Estimated Date & Time: TBD
Return Location: Parking Lot 30 (616 Pearl Ave, next to Gruenhagen)
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh reserves the right to make changes to itineraries, travel arrangements, hotels, excursions, activities or other arrangements made necessary by factors beyond its control. On certain dates when some attractions or activities may not be available, UW Oshkosh reserves the right to substitute alternate attractions or activities.
U.S. citizens are not required to apply for an entry visa prior to travel or a Residence Permit upon arrival.
Proof of Legal Entry & Stay
Foreigners are required to provide proof of legal entry and stay to authorities upon request. This means that as a foreigner, you will be required to carry the document/s listed below at all times. Check the Entry/Exit Requirements section of theU.S. State Department's Country-specific Informationfor your destination for details.
Peru - Visitors are advised not to carry their U.S. passports if they are not needed. If the police request identification, a copy of the passport is acceptable. While in Perul, always carry on you: a copy of your passport data page (the page with your picture), a copy of the page within your passport with the Peruvian visa (if relevant; U.S. citizens in Peru for 89 or fewer days don't need a visa), and a copy of the page within your passport with the Peruvian entry stamp (the stamp you get in immigration when you first enter Peru through the Lima airport). Take a picture of your entry stamp with your digital camera just after arriving in Peru/exiting immigration - you'll have plenty of time while you wait for your luggage! (But then be sure to have your camera with you at all times).
See our new "Insurance" page for details.
In a life and death emergency ABROAD
U.S. Department of State Citizen Emergency Center (1-202-647-5225) will relay messages to the foreign Embassy. Embassy personnel may try to locate your student, pass on urgent messages and, consistent with the Privacy Act, report back.
To reach your student directly
If your student is staying in a hotel, use the hotel contact information listed on the web page for your student's program. The Office of International Education cannot give out private residence or homestay phone numbers unless authorized in advance by the student, but we will contact your student for you in an emergency.
To reach someone at UW Oshkosh during office hours (7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F)
Office of International Education Phone: 1 (920) 424-0775
Jenna Graff: Director, Office of International Education - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelsey McDaniels, Study Abroad Advisor - email@example.com
Emily Hoffmann: Hessen & NSE Advisor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Reinke: Program Manager - email@example.com
Sarah Christensen : International Student Advisor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of International Education Fax: 1 (920) 424-0185
Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor Phone: 1 (920) 424-1410
Office of the Provost & Vice Chancellor Phone: 1 (920) 424-0300
To reach someone at UW Oshkosh outside of normal office hours
University Police: 1 (920) 424-1216
To reach an on-site local contact, IN AN EMERGENCY ONLY.
While at the Mission at Alto Cayma The group may be reached through Health Bridges International
- Karen Falkenstein: 011- 51-959-377-066; Karen@hbint.org
- Fr. Alex Busuttil: 011-51-959-954-370
- Dr. Bob Gehringer: 011-51-958-174-213
- Carmen Zavala: 011-51-991-386-686
- Additional contact in the U.S.: Benjamin Grass 608-354-7567
When not at the Mission of Alto Cayma The UW Oshkosh program leader can be reached using the contact information listed under Accommodation in this guide.
The group may also be reached through travel agency Happy Tours Peru; Address: Schell 319, Of. 401, Miraflores - Lima 18, Peru; Tel: 011-51-1-444-4942; Fax: 011-51-1-444-4976; E-mail email@example.com ; Augusto Chian 011-51-997-353-584 (general contact).
Contact while in Arequipa: Luz/Sandra 011-51-959-013-573
Contact while in Puno: Fanny 011-51-951-751-084
Contacts in Cusco: Daisy 011-51-974-782-691 or Gina 011-51-974-782-696
To help you prepare for your travel experience away, we'll begin with an orientation through which we'll share information on topics such as course registration & enrollment, flights, itineraries, housing, meals, emergency contacts, financial planning, program withdrawal, health & personal security, and travel.
Your orientation consists of:
- required reading materials
- required on-line presentation
- orientation quiz submitted to the OIE
- optional in-person Q&A
- in-person orientation with program leaders or department advcoates (These may be required or optional, or may not be offered for your particular program; check your program web guide and/or with your program leader for more information.)
- Participants who do not complete the orientation requirements prior to the orientation deadline will be removed from their programs. The withdrawal & refund policy will apply.
- Share the this orientation with parents, spouses, and/or other family members who may also want to review the orientation. The orientation is open to anyone who would like to participate.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MAY A FAMILY MEMBER COMPLETE THE ON-LINE ORIENTATION FOR YOU.
Before beginning your on-line orientation, review the materials listed below; you will refer to these materials during the on-line orientation. Share these materials with interested family members.
- Orientation Notes
These notes supplement the on-line orientation. Print these and review as you watch the orientation.
- Health Beliefs
- Time Zone: Peru
- Highlighted version of the CDC for Peru (last updated 8/18/15)
- CISI Health Insurance Policy
- CISI Security Evacuation Policy
- U.S. State Department Country-specific Information
- U.S. State Department Special Warning About Drug Offenses Abroad
- U.S. State Department Worldwide Caution
- Transportation Security Administration Prohibited & Permitted Items
- Transportation Security Administration 311 Rules
- Carry-on, Checked and Excess Baggage Restrictions: Baggage policy on Delta for the international flights is: Up to two checked bags are allowed free of charge, each weighing less than 50lbs and with dimensions under 62 linear inches. One carry-on is also allowed with dimensions under 45 linear inches. One personal item, like a purse, is also allowed. Check Delta's website for any updates between now and departure.
HOWEVER, the baggage allowances on your flights WITHIN Peru are much more restrictive. Therefore, please plan and pack according to below requirements: Checked Baggage: 2 pieces weighing up to 55 lbs in total (adding both pieces) Hand luggage (carry-on): 1 piece weighing up to 10 lbs. Additional weight charge: $1.50/ kilo
- Packing List
- Emergency Communication Form
- Withdrawal & Refund Policy; Uniform Statements of Responsibility
Schedule approximately 90 minutes to focus on your on-line orientation.
To access the on-line orientation
- Open the study away orientation in PowerPoint.
- Click on the "Slide Show" tab along the top menu.
- Click on the "Custom Slide Show" menu item.
- Choose your program.
Orientation Quiz - REQUIRED
Complete your orientation requirement by submitting this orientation quiz to the Office of International Education by the orientation deadline.
In Person Q & A - OPTIONAL (Formerly called "Family Orientation")
Following completion of the on-line orientation, participants are invited to attend an OPTIONAL, in-personQ & A session on:
- Spring Interim, Summer and Fall Semester programs: Sat, 4/9/16, 9:00am-1:00pm, location TBA
Family member attendance at the Q & A session is invited and encouraged. Family members who plan to attend the Q & A session should understand that this will not replace the orientation outlined above. Family members should review the full orientation prior to attending in person.
This page was last updated on: November 25, 2015