Get AMPED Abroad: Foodies, We Hope You're Hungry!
What if we told you that Peru has a rep for being the foodie capital of the Americas, melding the flavors of Spanish, African, and Asian influences to create popular delicacies such as the refreshing citrus taste of ceviche, savory lomo saltado, and the very much acquired taste of cuy (roasted guinea pig) . How does that whet your appetite?
Because Peruvian dishes tend to err on the heavy side, there is nothing like a good hike to rev up that cardio, and we can’t think of a more challenging route than the paths that lead to the spellbinding ruins of Machu Picchu.
Choose from TEN (10) community-based projects in or near Cusco.
2-12 Week Volunteer Placements beginning the first and third Monday of each month.
Volunteer Placement Options Include:
NOTE: Longer stays are possible for an additional fee.
Alternate start dates can be accommodated.
You arrive at the airport in Lima, where you can purchase a ticket to Cusco. Our in-country partners meet you at the airport in Cusco.
On the first day of classes, in-country staff provide you with an orientation that covers information about Spanish classes, activities, excursions, and general information about Peru. A separate orientation addresses safety tips.
Host family. Information about other accommodations provided upon request.
WEEKENDS & TRAVEL
Weekends and evenings are usually designated as free time for you to explore the country and to spend time with your host family.
THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:
Airport pick-up/drop-off in Cusco
Host family accommodations
2 meals per day
Spanish lessons (20-hours/wk
24/7 emergency in-country support
Lima to Cusco transfer package, which includes airport transfer, one night hotel stay, transfer in and out of Lima, and ticket from Lima to Cusco (airfare from Lima to Cusco is subject to change)
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Additionally, you must provide an official "Certificate of Good Conduct " or official proof of "Lack of a Criminal Record". This documentation (with an official seal and signature) can be obtained for a nominal fee from the local police department, county district clerk's office, or equivalent law enforcement or governmental body. Background checks conducted through online services are not be accepted.