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High School Volunteer Abroad Peru

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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 Global Health. Follow your passion and explore how you can make the world a better place.

Global Education
English is a requirement in Peruvian public schools; however, Santisima Virgen de Fatima Primary School does not have an English teacher. The work of teen volunteers in presenting English classes will give these children an introduction to language that will make their futures more competitive and open more opportunities in the workplace. The school's infrastructure is also in need of some work. Teens will paint facades on the school and improve garden and green spaces. As many of the students are chess aficionados, teens will complete the infrastructure improvements with new chess tables in the updated garden.
Project runs June 22- July 20

Global Health
In Lima, health outcomes vary greatly depending on socio-economic backgrounds and geographic locations. The under-resourced hillside communities where teens work in have a lack of access to healthcare, medical professionals, and also to the knowledge of health-related topics such as nutrition, dental, and mental health. Your contribution to these communities will spread knowledge and help improve the health outcomes for local families.
Project runs August 3- August 24

RESERVE YOUR SPOT REQUEST INFORMATION

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 Global Health.

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.

High School Volunteer Abroad Peru Summer 2019 Start Dates:
June 22 (Global Education); July 6 (Global Education); August 3 (Global Health); August 17 (Global Health)

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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
Voices from the Community
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“With the kids, it’s really refreshing and eye opening to see how positive they are given their circumstances.”

"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 20th or July 30th, 2019, for an additional all-inclusive fee of $1350.

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.

Discover Ollantaytambo

As part of the Sacred Valley, visit the town and ruins that made up the royal estate of 15th century Emperor Pachacuti. Climb the fortresses of Temple Hill as you learn about the ceremonies and rituals that made up Incan civilization in this impressive region.

Your Lima Staff

KAROL HERMOZA, COUNTRY PRESIDENT
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I believe that positive impact and investment in education can change the realities of the beneficiaries we serve. I am passionate about ensuring that each volunteer makes a meaningful difference, but also experiences Lima from the perspective of a Peruvian, from the delicious food to our history and culture. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Tourism Management from San Ignacio de Loyola University (Lima, Peru) and a Master's Degree in International Cultural Heritage Management from Durham University (Durham, UK). My work experience ranges from tourism to cultural heritage to social responsibility, where I have a particular interest in creating experiences that represent a true Peruvian immersion. I am passionate about impactful volunteering and sustainability. CCS gives me a chance to make a difference.
Country Staff

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