- Hike to the Incan city remains of Machu Picchu
- Trek through the Amazon rainforest
- Climb to the summit of a dormant volcano
- Go white-water rafting
- Visit one of the deepest canyons in the world
- Our famous placement tailoring service
- Supervised clinical experience
- Extensive pre-departure preparation
- Support from in-country teams, 24/7
- Private, spacious, catered housing
- Free local language lessons
Arequipa and beyond
Misty Amazonian jungle, weathered mountaintop hikes, mouth-watering local cuisines and mysterious city ruins will make your trip to Peru a unique adventure. The beautiful ‘White City’ of Arequipa (where we’re based) lies under the watchful gaze of three formidable volcanoes and enjoys 300 days of sun every year. Here you can peer into the planet’s second deepest canyon to observe endangered condors in flight, survey the rustic villages on the banks of lake Titicaca, battle the white-water rapids, make the 3-day climb to the summit of Mt. Misti for a view over the city that will stay with you forever, and trek to the Incan mountaintop citadel, Machu Picchu, to complete the experience of a lifetime.
home away from home
Once you step off the plane you’ll be met by smiles worn by our well-prepared ground team who will quickly shuttle you to our private, fully catered accommodation. From the moment you arrive for your placement in Peru, to the moment you venture home our Program Manager and their assistants will be there to support you day and night. Our in-house caterer will cook you both Peruvian specialties and favourites from home, and whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or have other special dietary needs, our chef will prepare special meals to suit you. Lastly, to make sure you’re as safe as possible, the house is watched by a professional security guard around the clock.
INTENSIVE SPANISH COURSE ADD-ON
Our Intensive Spanish Course has been specifically designed to help you prepare for your placement in Peru. If you don't already speak Spanish at a conversational level, this bespoke program will bring you up to speed. You'll enjoy 30 hours of one-on-one lessons crafted with healthcare students in mind. The course also includes 2 days focusing on history-taking and other specifics of departments you'll be working in. If you're ready to add another string to your bow, book your one-week course today and gain the confidence you need to experience a placement you'll never forget.
Placements in Peru - Arequipa
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"Each medical case that I saw was as interesting as the next."
Emma Simson van Dijkhuizen, University of Nottingham 2016Read more
"I got back to basics and improved my core skills".
Georgina Lennon, University of Greenwich 2016Read more
"You get to see how patients are treated without all the tools we use at home."
Caitlin Foster, Monash University 2015Read more
"I never felt alone or out of my depth".
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