Visiting Students Program

Are you looking for hands-on global health experience? Join CU Peru in the Amazon!

Deadline to apply has been extended to April 28, 2019.

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Everything you need to know

Until the next summer training!

CU Peru is 501c3 organization based in the Peruvian Amazon that teaches community health workers medical knowledge, skills and preventative health measures to better their lives and those of their communities, while educating health care graduate students on sustainable and collaborative approaches to global health.

The CU Peru Visiting Student Program will allow graduate students who are not currently student members of the organization the opportunity to travel to Peru to participate and assist in community health worker capacity building and trainings.

Students will be required to complete an approved project of their choosing that pertains to healthcare or public health in the Loreto region. Practicums and/or capstones fulfill this requirement. Students will be provided a mentor to guide them in development and execution of their selected project.

ELIGIBILITY: Any student who is currently enrolled in a graduate program at an established college or university in the United States. Spanish language proficiency is desired, but non-Spanish speakers will be considered.

If you are interested to learn more about applying to our program, please email us by clicking below. Deadline to apply to be a part of our upcoming summer trip in June is April 28, 2019 at 11:59p MST:

Are you a fit?

Our students all share a passion for helping community health workers in Peru. We’ve found that four key attributes really help our students to succeed. If you have these same attributes, we’d really love to talk to you!


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Plan Your Trip

May 31st – June 16th

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What does the program cost?

Visiting student will be charged $1,975 to cover all in-country expenses including food, lodging and transportation. Program costs do not include roundtrip airfare, immunizations, health insurance and personal expenses. Students are also responsible for all costs associated with their individual in-country project.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is due once the student is admitted to the program and the remainder is due by May 15, 2019.

Fundraising opportunities are available to help cover program costs and a personalized fundraising consultation will be available as well.

Deadline to apply is April 28, 2019.

Meet the Team

Board of Directors

Board Chair: Shelby Kemper, PharmD, MPH  

Board Member: Anthony Moorehead  

Board Member: Taylor Linnell  

Board Member: UB Ciminieri  

Student Leadership

Student President: 

Jessica Jones

Education Committee Chair: 

Kathryn Borre

Measurement & Evaluation Committee Chair: 

Morgan Tucker

Program Committee Chair: 

William Mundo

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to send us a note. You can email our Board Chair, Shelby Kemper, directly: