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University of South Florida
Education Abroad
USF Peru Climate Change
May 28 - June 25, 2020


This six-week program on the effects of climate change is a joint effort between the anthropology and economics department. Students will explore the impact of socio-cultural, economic, environmental, and political factors on the health and well-being of communities undergoing rapid change as a result of globalization in general, and of tourism, specifically. We begin by examining a variety of health and economic related issues from a global perspective, and then focus on the way they are manifested in local communities in Cusco, Peru. Health topics discussed include malnutrition and food insecurity, water-related infections, drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections, tuberculosis and other communicable diseases, and environment-related cancers, among others. Economics topics discussed include individual and societal welfare, cost-benefit analysis, sustainability, environmental quality, property rights, and the global environment. No previous exposure to anthropology or economics is required.

For more information on this program, visit educationabroad.global.usf.edu or email educationabroad@usf.edu

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