Medicine in Peru for Teens
- Project Info
- What are High School Specials?
- Community Service Credit
- High School Specials Impact Report
- Placement location: Cusco
- Types of placements: Private and Public Hospitals
- Accommodation: Host Families
- Age Requirements: 16-19 years old
- Arrival Airport: Cusco (CUZ)
- Local Languages: Spanish, Quechua
The Medicine in Peru project gives you the opportunity to observe the medical profession first hand in a developing country that is Spanish-speaking. Projects Abroad works in both private and public hospitals allowing you to experience a wide variety of medical treatments in different departments.
During your two weeks in Peru your time will be divided between observing different procedures and attending medical workshops so you can learn as much as possible about local Peruvian health issues and treatments. Volunteers will spend some of their time shadowing local doctors and will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss different patient’s cases.
In addition to your time in the hospital, you will be able to participate in a medical outreach program that provides medical care or health education to local communities who would otherwise not have access to help.
This project also includes a few Spanish lessons to help you learn Spanish vocabulary related to the medical field to get the most out of your time in the hospitals.
Everyone on this project will be based in Cusco and live with local host families.
On the weekend you will visit the breath-taking site of Machu Picchu that Peru is famous for, and soak up the atmosphere in one of the bustling and colorful markets found throughout the Sacred Valley.
For those who want to do a longer stay, this project is available as a 4-week program on select dates. Those joining us on the 4-week program will get extra visits and activities arranged during the other weekends.
You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Peru Medicine & Healthcare Management Plan.