Peru: Foundations of Global Health™
Work on public health campaigns for the residents of Peru’s stunning, yet challenging, Cusco region.
- Gain hands-on healthcare experience in rural mobile clinics
- Learn how public health and medicine are connected and how they differ
- Spend a day on the river with a rafting adventure in the Sacred Valley
- Mark the iconic Machu Picchu off your bucket list
- Help improve basic health for local communities through construction projects (21-Day Flagship Program only)
On This Program you will...
Lend a hand in an area in which poor infrastructure and lack of education pertaining to good hygiene are major factors 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.
Your Adventure is Just Around the Corner!
Shadow medical professionals as they deliver campaigns on holistic health and medical awareness. Learn about traveling clinics that provide free, quality care to remote Andean communities that otherwise would not have access to healthcare.
The 21-day program will include physical service in addition to shadow-learning. Work on public health projects that improve living conditions for rural families and learn how initiatives such as building chimney stoves and food dehydrators can contribute to locals’ long-term health.
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.
Explore the city of Cuzco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, 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.
Home Base will be at a community-built and operated hotel in the Cusco region. Students will share rooms with roommates, typically with ensuite bathrooms, and enjoy communal meals as a group. Accommodations are basic, but clean and safe.
Dates & Tuition
Foundations of Global Health™
21-Day Flagship Program
|June 24 – July 14, 2022|
|June 24 – July 07, 2022|
|July 26 – August 08, 2022|
Tuition Includes All In-Country Expenses Including:
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- In-country transportation
- 3 meals per day
- Professional full-time staff and experts
- 24/7 parent support hotline during the program
- Secondary medical and evacuation insurance
- Cultural activities, lectures and excursions
- Pre-departure materials and support
- Educational materials