Arequipa and beyond

  • Arequipa is… “A beautiful Peruvian city, surrounded by the Andes and three iconic volcanoes – built of white stone, it’s a place of dancing, music, and awe-inspiring scenery.”
  • Hike along the legendary Inca Trail to the UNESCO ruins of Machu Picchu – the summit views are breathtaking
  • Explore the Amazon rainforest, trek beneath the canopy, visit the floating villages on Lake Titicaca, hike up a volcano and go white-water river rafting
  • You’ll love the Arequipeños people, with their rich cultural heritage and indigenous Quechua bloodlines
  • Intensive Spanish Course: Enhance your Spanish with a week-long language course that focuses on clinical phrases and words

ACCOMMODATION AND TEAM

A fantastic city to be based in, Arequipa enjoys around 300 days of sunshine a year. Our Work the World house sits 20 minutes from the city’s tourist hub, in a welcoming residential neighbourhood. Spacious and beautifully maintained, it has a laid-back atmosphere and lots of room to socialise. The first floor sun room is a great place to relax and socialise with new friends. The rooftop terrace gives great views of the volcanoes that rise above Arequipa.

Our Arequipa Program Manager and assistant provide 24/7 support, and oversee everything at the house. The rest of the team includes a housekeeper and a chef – look forward to two meals a day, plus our fantastic BBQ nights that are the highlight of each week. Twice-weekly language lessons are hosted by a local teacher.

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INTENSIVE SPANISH COURSE

Our Intensive Spanish tuition helps you maximise your time overseas. This week-long course is aimed at those who don’t already speak Spanish at a conversational level.

We’ve worked with the same local language school for years to create a course that is tailored specifically for healthcare students. Each course involves 30 hours of lessons, taught in a small group. It includes a two-day focus on medical history taking, and covers other topics specific to the departments you'll be working in. At the end of your one-week course, you’ll have the confidence and language skills to engage more with locals. This course complements all clinical placements in Peru.

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Placements in Peru - Arequipa

"I even went into surgery — a very rare opportunity for an Exercise Physiologist in Australia!"

Elsie Cole, University of Canberra 2018

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"The differences in practice I saw in Peru were more than you could even start to imagine."

Madeleine Bonella, University of East Anglia 2018

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"The economic burden had an enormous impact on the local healthcare system’s availability to deliver the 'gold standard' care I was used to seeing in the UK."

Cody Thorndyke, University of East Anglia 2018

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"Work the World’s Intensive Spanish Course really helped to improve my medical Spanish."

Yara van Dijk, 2018

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"I learnt a huge amount about practicing medicine with fewer resources, which was eye-opening."

Harjas Shinmar, King's College London 2018

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