Peru is a country in South America that’s home to a section of Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu, an ancient Incan city set high in the Andes mountains. The area surrounding Machu Picchu, including the Sacred Valley, the Inca Trail and the lively city of Cusco, are rich in Incan sites as well as hiking, rafting and mountain-biking opportunities.
VAW Global Health Alliances opened in Cusco, Peru for the 2015 internship season.
- Program available: Medical, Dental & Veterinary
- Site: Cusco
- Airport: Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport (CUZ)
- Language: Spanish & Quechua
- Housing: Host families
- Work schedule: Orientations & workshops for professional development and cultural sensitivity training, 6 project development (clinical) days, Education day, Professional development activity (Medical: Anatomy Class, Natural Medicine Class or Elderly Home; Dental: Tooth waxing & impressions workshop; Veterinary: Shadow a spay or neuter)