BIO210Y5Y - Peru Group

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The Course

The design of the human body. Topics include major organ systems and connecting multiple systems through integrating structure and function. A comparative approach is taken, placing the design of the human body in an evolutionary context.

Exclusion: BIO210H5
Prerequisites: BIO152H5, BIO153H5
Limited Enrolment

The Trip

During the Winter Reading week, Travel with Professor Sanja Hinic-Frlog and a small group of students to Lima, Peru. Visit the local communities ­­and interact with the locals to learn more about their lives and personal stories. Learn about the traditional medicine and how culture plays a role into everyday activities. We will also learn about the indigenous cultures and their practices, all while adventuring in ways that you might not have before.

Travel Dates: Friday, February 14 2020 – Sunday, February 23 2020

Why Participate

  • ­­Develop connections between local communities
  • Learn more about healthcare initiatives in international communities
  • Add international experience to your resume; 
  • ­­Establish connections with fellow students and your professor.


Estimated cost of International Component 2019-2020: CAD $3700-$4000

*The amount posted is currently under review by the University Business Board. Approved amounts will be confirmed in March 2019. 

What is Included: Flights, transportation, accommodation, meals and in-country activities associated with the course. Funding Available!

What is NOT Included: Course fees, fees associated with travel insurance, trip cancellation insurance, additional optional tours/activities while abroad, visa applications, medical exams, vaccinations, and any other additional costs.

Funding 2019-2020

  • This experience is offered with the generous support of the Office of the Dean, which means; bursaries will be awarded based on demonstrated financial need (not linked to OSAP) as shown in your funding request in your UTM Abroad application.
  • Read more about funding here!

Important Dates

The most up-to-date information will always be sent via email. See below for session dates, payment dates and form submission dates.

To submit forms and/or payments use the links below:



Wednesday, October 2, 2019

First Instalment - $250               

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Second Instalment Due - $950

Post-Acceptance Form Due

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Third Instalment Due - $950

Friday, November 8, 2019

Orientation Session

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Fourth Instalment Due - $950

Pre-Departure Form Due

Friday, January 24, 2020

Pre-Departure Session

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Fifth Instalment Due - TBD

Friday, February 14, 2020 –
   Sunday, February 23, 2020

Travel Dates

Friday, March 6, 2020

Post-Trip Session

Friday, March 13, 2020

Post-Trip Survey

Sample Itinerary

Cusco Track

*The itinerary is subject to change based on availability and requirements of the program.

Need to Know

  • The cost and itinerary are subject to change.
  • Students must be enrolled in BIO210Y5Y and will be required to abide by the corresponding UTM Abroad application requirements and deadlines to participate in the international experience.
  • Payments can be made over five installments. Fees must be paid in full by the required deadlines.
  • To prepare for the trip, students attending will participate in a mandatory pre-departure and safety abroad session leading up to the trip in the winter reading week