Due to a lack of prenatal care in rural Peruvian communities, you’re likely to see conditions such as pre-eclampsia, premature births, and ruptured membranes while on placement. Cultural traditions surrounding birth are also the norm, such as women giving birth standing up, or having an 'Abuela' (grandmother) present while in labour. Machu Picchu’s famous ruins are just a hike away, and markets brim with textiles and local delicacies – all adding to what's already set to be an incredibly fulfilling time away. Read what our students think below!
"The differences in practice I saw in Peru were more than you could even start to imagine."Read more
"Husbands and partners weren’t allowed into the unit, which was so different when compared with the UK."Read more
"Thank you, Work the World, for providing such an eye-opening, well-organised trip."Read more
"I got back to basics and improved my core skills".Read more
"I have become more self–confident in my ability to communicate with patients".Read more