We are writing to introduce the UPCH Field School of Life Sciences 2014! This program will allow international students to study and acquire research and field experience through one of 6 wonderful short-term Summer courses in Peru. These courses have been developed by the most recognized professors from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH), the most prestigious Peruvian university dedicated to the biomedical sciences, with a longstanding history of successful alumni who have excelled in their fields.
Course coordinators and instructors will make extensive use of the “natural classroom”. Each course will employ a variety of strategies and teaching tools in the field, enriching and facilitating the educational learning experience of participants.
The courses involve hands on field instruction, and students are typically required to complete a small field project. Class sizes are small and enrollment in each course is limited. This provides students the opportunity of having high-level interactions with the course professors and researchers.
Courses are intensive and span from 2 weeks to one month in length. With all courses held in English (except for the Medical Spanish and Community Medicine Service Learning in Peru course which requires a B2 Spanish level), Spanish language is suggested but not required.
Our 6 courses for 2014 are:
-Ecology & Conservation of Marine Mammals of the Humboldt Upwelling Ecosystem.
August 4-14, 2014.
-Medical Spanish and Community Medicine Service Learning in Peru.
June 30-July 25, 2014.
-Natural History of the Peruvian Tropical Coastal Marine System.
July 14-August 8, 2014.
-Multidisciplinary Research on Medicinal Plants in Peru.
-Biology Conservation Techniques of Parrots and Macaws in the Peruvian Amazon.
June 30-July 18, 2014.
Global Health, Public Health and Medical Spanish.
June 23-July 18, 2014.
Registration is now open!
Please find more information visiting our website: http://www.upch-fieldschool.edu.pe/
and our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/upchfieldschool
We would appreciate it enormously if you could pass on this information to colleagues and students who may be interested, and of course hope you join us in this exciting and fulfilling experience!!
Claudia Castillo Cantelli
UPCH Field School of Life Sciences
UNIVERSIDAD PERUANA CAYETANO HEREDIA
Av. Armendáriz 445
Miraflores, Lima 18, PERU
Phone: +51 1 6269400