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Land of the Incas

Gap Year in Peru

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When you embark on Gap Year in Peru volunteer program with Cross-Cultural Solutions, you'll discover a truly unique country. As you explore its ancient ruins, canopied jungles, and epic coastline, you'll understand, Peru is quite literally the stuff of legend. Once you've climbed Machu Picchu, descended into the Amazon Basin, and had every adventure in-between, you'll come to see that it's the Peruvian people that make these places so special. Peruvian culture is a melting pot, claiming Japanese, African, Chinese, and European influences, not to mention roots tracing back to the centuries-old, Pre-Columbian Incan culture. As a volunteer on your gap year in Peru, you'll be making a real and sustainable impact as you become immersed in a fascinating culture.

FACT SHEET

Population Below Poverty Line
33%
Human Development Index Ranking
84 / 188 countries
Primary School Dropout Rate
26%
Maternal Mortality Rate
89 / 100,000

GAP YEAR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN LIMA

Once enrolled, you will have the chance to select the volunteer opportunity that's most interesting to you. Volunteers will always receive their first preference. The only exception to this will be when there are national or school holidays, or there are exceptional circumstances.

Child Development
CCS volunteers in Peru greatly contribute to improving the quality of education that every child deserves. Primary schools and organizations that support vulnerable children are under resourced and understaffed. CCS volunteers assist teachers, conduct educational and recreational programming, teach English language skills, and provide children with much needed one-on-one attention.

Global Health
The community in Villa el Salvador often struggle to access the health care they need. Through outreach, education, and care, you will provide much-needed support to vulnerable children and adults in low-income communities. In addition CCS leads multiple public health projects in Peru including vision screening for children, oral health campaigns, and the promotion of hygiene in schools.

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