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Peru: Foundations of Global Health™

Peru: Foundations of Global Health™

Work on public health campaigns for the residents of Peru’s stunning, yet challenging, Sacred Valley.

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Highlights

  • Gain hands-on healthcare experience in rural clinics
  • Help improve basic health for local communities through construction projects
  • Spend a day on the river with a rafting adventure in the Sacred Valley
  • Mark the iconic Machu Picchu off your bucket list
  • Visit the picturesque rock formations at Rainbow Mountain (21-day Flagship program only)
  • Take a course on basic medical skills training (21-day Flagship program only)

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Overview

Lend a hand in an area in which poor infrastructure and lack of education pertaining to good hygiene are major factor contributing to health issues in the rugged topography of the Andes. Learn from community health workers operating traveling clinics. This program is a real opportunity to learn about public health as a basic human need, while helping to carry out important health campaigns in one of the most exciting and culturally rich landscapes in the world.

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Community Service

Work to improve living conditions for rural families through home improvement or pro-sanitation construction projects. In addition, help a local organization deliver campaigns on holistic health and medical awareness, and learn about their traveling clinics which strive to reach communities in the Andes and provide free, quality care that they would otherwise have no access to.

Hands-On Learning

You’ll gain exposure to a wide variety of health settings and topics that help facilitate an understanding of how diversities and disparities in peoples and places impact human health. Shadow community health workers and learn diagnostic techniques. You’ll see how basic health monitoring works...and maybe pick up a few key medical terms in Spanish! In the evenings, discuss your observations, the cases you’ve witnessed and the first steps you’ll take to increase global access to healthcare.

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Adventure

Explore the city of Cuzco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to bustling markets and quiet stone corridors. The surrounding region is home to amazing landmarks like the Sacred Valley, which is filled with breathtaking mountain views, colorful Peruvian clothing and ancient sites. Visit the iconic Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca ruins that have mystified and intrigued travelers for decades. Go on an exciting rafting adventure down the steep-walled and scenic river valley. On the 21-day program, embark upon an epic overnight trek through vibrant mountains and sleep under the constellations of the southern hemisphere.

Lodging

Home Base will be at a community-built and operated hotel in the Sacred Valley. Students will share rooms with roommates, typically with ensuite bathrooms, and enjoy communal meals as a group. Accommodations are basic, but clean and safe.

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Dates & Tuition

Peru: Foundations of Global Health™ 21-Day Program Flagship
2020 Dates
Jun 19 - Jul 9, 2020
Jul 12 - Aug 1, 2020
Duration: 21 days
Tuition: $5,399
Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
Community Service Hours: 45
Language Hours: N/A
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Tuition includes all in-country expenses including:
  • All educational materials
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • All in-country transportation
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • Professional full-time staff and experts from the USA/Europe
  • 24/7 Parent Support Hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and travel insurance
  • All cultural activities, lectures and weekend excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support
Peru: Foundations of Global Health™ 14-Day Program
2020 Dates
Jun 25 - Jul 8, 2020
Jul 11 - Jul 24, 2020
Jul 27 - Aug 9, 2020
Duration: 14 days
Tuition: $3,899
Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
Community Service Hours: 30
Language Hours: N/A
See What's Included
Tuition includes all in-country expenses including:
  • All educational materials
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • All in-country transportation
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • Professional full-time staff and experts from the USA/Europe
  • 24/7 Parent Support Hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and travel insurance
  • All cultural activities, lectures and weekend excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support
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