ProWorld

Health Care in Peru

Spend two weeks exploring Peru, helping those in need, and expanding your understanding of the world.  ProPeru and the Seattle Community Colleges are teaming up to provide a fully immersive service program in Peru.  The program will give students a chance to work on community-guided health care projects, enrich their own lives through service learning, and experience Peruvian culture first-hand.

Program Overview:
  • Full room and board
  • All onsite domestic transportation
  • Funding of health care and development project
  • Round table discussion with local health care professionals
  • Pre-trip organizational discussions and program materials
  • Cultural and adventure activities throughout the program
  • Extensive staff support
  • 24 hour emergency access to support staff and offices
Project
Participants with significant medical training may be placed in public and private hospitals, an elder care facility, adolescent rehabilitation services, and rural clinics.  Participants without healthcare experience will have meaningful volunteer placements in education and other settings.  Final project placements are based on the site director's assessment and community need.

Location
Sacred Valley of Peru
Dates
Aug 16 – Aug 30, 2008
Living situation
Group living in local accommodations
Academic Credit
Seattle Community Colleges will award credits for the program
Cost
$1,695, Minimum enrollment 8 students
Note: Prices do not include international airfare, airport taxes, insurance or visa fees.
"I really think that all prospective doctors should have an experience like this so they can appreciate all the good things about the American health care system and to have a cross cultural comparison." - Katie
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