- Hike to the Incan city remains of Machu Picchu
- Trek through the Amazon rainforest
- Climb to the summit of a dormant volcano
- Go white-water rafting
- Visit one of the deepest canyons in the world
Arequipa and beyond
Misty Amazonian jungle, weathered mountaintop hikes, mouth-watering local cuisines and mysterious city ruins will make your trip to Peru a one of a kind adventure. The beautiful ‘White City’ of Arequipa (where we’re based) lies under the watchful gaze of three formidable volcanoes. Here you can peer into the planet’s second deepest canyon to observe endangered condors in flight, survey the rustic villages on the banks of lake Titicaca, battle the white-water rapids, make the 3-day climb to the summit of Mt. Misti for a view over the city that you will stay with you forever, and trek to the Incan mountaintop citadel, Machu Picchu, to complete the experience of a lifetime.
home away from home
Once you step off the plane you’ll be met by our well-prepared ground team who will quickly shuttle you to our private, fully catered accommodation. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave our Program Manager and their assistants will be there to support you for the duration of your internship in Peru. Our in-house caterer will cook you both Peruvian specialties and favorites from home, and whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or have other special dietary needs, chef will prepare special meals to suit you. Lastly, to make sure you’re as safe as possible, the house is watched by a professional security guard around the clock making it the perfect base for our internships in Peru.
Intensive Spanish Course Add-on
Our Intensive Spanish Course has been specifically designed to help you prepare for your internship in Peru. If you don't already speak Spanish at a conversational level, this bespoke program will bring you up to speed. You'll enjoy 30 hours of one-on-one lessons crafted with healthcare students in mind. The course also includes 2 days focusing on history-taking, and other specifics of departments you'll be working in. This truly is the perfect complement for all Peru internships. If you're ready to add another string to your bow, book your one-week course today and gain the confidence you need to experience a placement you'll never forget.
Internships in Peru - Arequipa
Dentistry in Arequipa
An expert group of dentists and dental aides staff our partner hospital’s Dentistry Department. The team primarily performs remedial care, but the rise of pre-emptive care procedures can now be seen almost universally. The hospital plays a key role in delivering the government’s free dental care program that caters specifically to patients who can’t pay for care — the department is an all-inclusive service for members of the community who need everything from fillings to more complex oral surgeries. Common complications you’re likely to face include cavities, misaligned teeth, and severe decay. Hit the green ‘INQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Medicine in AREQUIPA
Medical students who choose Arequipa will enjoy a varied placement across a number of departments. Alternatively focusing in on one subspecialty is also a popular option. For example our partner hospital in Arequipa hosts the biggest Oncology Department in southern Peru, where the mortality rate from cancer is incredibly high. You’ll also be able to work in emergency, surgery, trauma, resuscitation, OBG, and more. Hit the ‘INQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Midwifery in arequipa
Midwifery in Arequipa is entirely different to what you’ll be used to in the UK. Some things will challenge even the most fundamental understandings you have about best practice. For example, there is no pain relief for women in labor, the vast majority of mothers don’t receive postnatal care, and caesareans are more common than not. To make matters even more challenging, preeclampsia and premature births are common as a result of the stresses of living in such poor conditions. Hit the ‘INQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Nursing in arequipa
Nursing in Arequipa will prove to be an enlightening experience. Specialist areas like pediatric, adult, and mental health nursing don’t really exist in the strictest sense, as nurses tend to be generalists here. You will however get to see a very broad range of departments and ailments that you’d otherwise miss. There’s lots of outpatient work (pediatrics included), a HIV center, a TB center and the biggest Oncology Department in Southern Peru. Hit the ‘INQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Pharmacy in arequipa
Pharmacy students who choose Arequipa will have an exceptional placement. For example, the hospital’s Oncology Department makes its own chemotherapy medicine, and you’ll be able to get involved in this process yourself. You’ll also have the chance to go on ward rounds, and work in the dispensary, OBG, and emergency to get a clear understanding of how the pharmacy system works throughout the hospital. Hit the ‘INQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
PhysiCAL therapy in arequipa
Physical therapy students in Arequipa will experience a placement that is heavily geared towards clinical and manual treatments. Machine-based physical therapy is almost non-existent, as there’s a considerable lack of resources. As our partner hospital has the largest Oncology Department in Southern Peru, you’ll also have the chance to work with cancer patients and post-chemotherapy recovery treatments that you may have never seen before. Hit the ‘INQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
RadioLOGY IN arequipa
Radiology students in Arequipa will have the opportunity to work in the oldest Radiology Department in Southern Peru. Here you’ll get involved in taking and analyzing x-ray using fascinating film and dark room methods. You’ll also work with specialists from a range of disciplines in the Oncology Department (the largest in Southern Peru) to help spot and diagnose cancers, and much more. Hit the ‘INQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
"Each medical case that I saw was as interesting as the next."
Emma Simson van Dijkhuizen, University of Nottingham 2016Read more
"I got back to basics and improved my core skills".
Georgina Lennon, University of Greenwich 2016Read more
"You get to see how patients are treated without all the tools we use at home."
Caitlin Foster, Monash University 2015Read more
"I never felt alone or out of my depth".
Ka Yi Tang, Monash University 2015Read more
"I have become more self–confident in my ability to communicate with patients".
Lisa Iles, University of Hertfordshire 2015Read more
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