Placements in Arequipa
- Immerse yourself in local culture at one of Arequipa’s vibrant festivals
- Trek through the untamed Amazon rainforest in search of exotic wildlife
- Hike to the summit of a nearby volcano for stunning panoramas
- Enjoy adventure sports like whitewater rafting
- Explore Machu Picchu — one of the world’s most iconic sites
The Work the World House
Life in the Work the World house is central to your experience in Arequipa. Other healthcare students from all over the world will live with you in the house, giving it an atmosphere of camaraderie and fun.
The Arequipa house is in a central location. For some context, you’ll be near the best bar and restaurant district in the city. The house itself has a chilled-out vibe, and as Arequipa enjoys 300 days of sunshine per-year, you and your housemates will spend plenty of time on the roof terrace (which has amazing views of the city’s snow-capped volcanoes).
Jump on some local transport and you can visit thermal spas, take Peruvian dancing and cooking lessons, and head to the lively plazas to experience authentic Peruvian nightlife.
Management team: Based in the house, they oversee your entire Work the World experience — 24/7 — from the moment you land to the moment you leaveCatering team: Cook a variety of both local cuisine and familiar home comforts, accommodating all dietary requirementsHousekeeper: Keeps the house clean and tidy from top to bottom, making sure you're comfortableLanguage teacher: Visits the house twice per-week. During their lessons, you’ll learn everyday phrases and clinical terminology to help you get more from your placementSecurity team: Monitor the house 24/7 for your peace of mind
Support in the Hospital
Our Arequipa team will take you to your placement hospital before the placement itself starts. You’ll take a tour, meeting department staff and your supervisors as you go.
The team will continue to visit you over the course of your placement. This is just to make sure everything is running smoothly.
We’ll confirm your supervisors before you placement begins. Build a relationship with them and they’ll share with you their insider knowledge of the local healthcare system. This is something you can glean only from a local practitioner.
We offer you support at every level, all the way through your clinical placement.
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*Prices above are in addition to a $500 registration fee.
INTENSIVE SPANISH COURSE
Our one-week Intensive Spanish Course (ISC) is designed to help you prepare for your trip to Peru. If you don't speak Spanish at a conversational level, the course will give you the confidence to converse in a clinical setting. The course includes specifics around departments you'll be spending time in and useful words and phrases for when you’re out and about in Peru. We have worked with the local language school for a number of years and they tailor the course specifically for Work the World students. Book this course today to add another string to your bow, gaining the confidence you need to enrich your elective in Peru.
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