Peru, Peru, Peru. We could try to describe it, but there are just no words that can paint an accurate picutre. Peru has been one of the most popular destinations with tourists, students, and volunteers for decades. What keeps people coming back? A rich traditional culture that in many areas is largely untouched; unique flavors and creative dishes; vast, colorful landscapes–these are just a few of the things that makes Peru so special.
The Spanish Service Adventure gets artsy with some traditional Peruvian crafts taught by local artisans. Looking good, guys!
Students on Children of the Andes getting their manual labor on as they work to complete a community structure with help from the professionals.
Meanwhile, Children of the Andes is deep in writing exercises as they assist in a village elementary school. All work and no play is no way to live–a break for playtime is a must!
Foundations of Global Health students shadow medical professionals as they complete routine health screenings in rural, low-income communities. Prevention is a huge part of healthcare, but many villages in the Sacred Valley do not have access to the basics.
What a view! Service in the Sacred Valley students cover some serious ground on the Lares Trek just east of Machu Picchu. This two-day hike brings breathtaking views and a serious sense of accomplishment.
The magic of time lapse photography! The world spins as sleepy students rest under a starry night sky in the Urabamba Mountains.
There she is! MaPi in all her glory. Machu Picchu is definitely the highlight of many students’ Peru experiences and a big “check” on the ol’ bucket list.
Our certified guide gives students the scoop on the significance of this UNESCO World Heritage site. It was built in the 1400s at the height of the Inca empire; while we know the how and the when, there is still much mystery surrounding the function of this monument, and the reason for its abandonment.