Center for International Education


Crossing Borders of Language & Culture for Healthcare

This program takes students from the classroom at Nazareth College to indigenous communities in the Sacred Valley of rural Peru. Students will learn health care Spanish, gain cultural competence by working with the disadvantaged Quechua/Spanish population who live in the isolated High Andes, and acquire an international perspective of global health.

This program is made possible in part by a grant of $78,321 from the U.S. Department of Education's Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages program, which provides 49% of the total annual cost. The remaining costs are paid by Nazareth College and students.

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    At A Glance

    Semester: Summer A

    Featured Areas of Study: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Music Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy, Nursing, and Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Program Level: Undergraduate

    Language Requirement: Yes

    Program Director

    Esperanza V. Roncero

    Esperanza V. Roncero

    Professor of Spanish in Foreign Languages & Literature
    Golisano Academic Center 359
    Student Blog
    August 31st
     PeruMachu Picchuby Hadassah Rivera Visiting Machu Picchu has been on my bucket list for most of my life. I love learning about the Andean civilization and culture, so waking up at 3:30 in the morning did not seem difficult to start th…
    August 31st
    PeruGiving Back by Mikala MillerWe spent several days working on a multiple projects for Kiya Surviviors. I spent most of the days building a bathroom for a female with cerebral palsy.  In the States, we seem to take for granted the tool…
    August 31st
    Peru One Big Happy Family by Rachel Knickerbocker Leaving for this trip, I knew that there would be a connection formed between all of us students embarking on this adventure. There was of course a different reason and motivating factor for each…
    August 31st
    PeruBeing One with All the Surroundingsby Rachel KnickerbockerFrom the minute we landed in Peru I could sense the immense connection and respect between those who inhibited the area and its surroundings. Everything was seen as one. From the stray dogs on …