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Welcome to Lima, Peru

High School Volunteer Abroad in Lima, Peru

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As a High School Volunteer Abroad in Peru, you’ll be welcomed warmly into the vibrant city of Lima to join your team of global change-makers.

Whether you choose between one, two, three, and four-week sessions on any of the start dates listed below, you’ll be sharing the experience with a group of your peers, all ages 14-18, and like you, they’ve decided that dedicating their summer to serving others abroad while learning more about themselves is a pretty cool challenge to take on.

We know you’re unique and that you have your own interests, which is why we offer specialized volunteer paths that you can choose from. Select a focus in Global Education or Sports Leadership.

And that healthy dose of adventure you’re craving? Don’t worry, you’ll get that too! We know it’s your summer and you want to have amazing stories of Inca markets, boat trips amongst incredible wildlife, and of course, the quintessential photo of you in front of Machu Picchu.

Lima, Peru Summer 2018 Start Dates:
June 16 (Global Education); June 30 (Global Education); July 14 (Global Education); July 28 (Sports Leadership)

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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

YOUR IMPACT: TEEN SERVICE PROJECTS

We know you’re unique and that you have your own interests, which is why we offer specialized volunteer paths that you can choose from. Select a focus in Global Education or Sports Leadership. Follow your passion and explore how you can make the world a better place.

Global Education
Create a positive learning environment to enable students to find their passion for language and literacy, and a classroom culture where learning is fun. CCS high school volunteers provide hands-on tutoring and instruction, while completing meaningful projects that carve out inspiring learning spaces in libraries and classrooms. Available in Peru on the June 16, 2018, June 30, 2018, and July 14, 2018 start dates.

Sports Leadership
Create a foundation of exercise and movement in an under-resourced preschool in the community of Villa El Salvador. In the classroom, you will teach children the importance of exercise and sportsmanship, and then put these lessons to work outdoors through coaching and teaching soccer, volleyball, and basketball. As a team, you will construct sports areas for the children to continue improving their skills. Available in Peru on the July 28, 2018 start date.

Voices from the Community
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"The families of our elderly residents are very grateful for the work done by volunteers. The attention and care that volunteers give our residents has visibly changed the attitude that families have toward their elderly relatives and has opened their hearts."

"CCS volunteers have helped to improve our students' social skills. Mothers of our students have also benefited from the cultural exchange with the volunteers."

"Help from foreign volunteers gives our students and their families more hope for their future. For staff, it has been an enriching experience and a chance to meet people from different cultures."

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Machu Picchu Add-On Adventure

The optional Machu Picchu trip is designed for High School Volunteer Abroad participants who want to take their experience even further: you will explore the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu under the guidance and supervision of the CCS staff and professional local guides. The Machu Picchu trip add-on is available twice during the summer for a 4-day experience, starting on July 12th or August 2nd, 2018, for an additional all-inclusive fee of $1695.

Witness Machu Picchu

Hidden in the Andes mountains: Machu Picchu is sometimes referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas” or the “City in the Sky.” The ancient city wasn’t found until 1911, when a local boy led American explorer Hiram Bingham to the ruins. Today, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu is one of the most popular tourist destinations on Earth.

Behold the magnificence of the Inca Empire

See Qurikancha (the Temple of the Sun), the most important temple for the Inca civilization. You might explore the Sacred Valley, a collection of small agricultural towns and archaeological sites located between Cusco and Machu Picchu.

Explore Cusco

Take a walking tour of Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded by the Inca ruler Pachacutec in the 1400s, the imperial city was an urban center for religious and government leaders.

Stay the night in Aguas Calientes

Nestled down in a gorge below the ruins of Machu Picchu, you’ll relax in the local hot springs and enjoy a traditional Andean dinner with local dishes you’ve likely never tasted before.

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