Peru

RCDP International Volunteer Abroad

Volunteered at an orphanage for teen moms and their children. Really felt like we were needed and appreciated as volunteers, and we're making a difference for the moms.

RCDP provided excellent support throughout, including when I was ill and admitted to hospital.

The price was very reasonable and the majority went to the orphanage.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Peru
Posted: May 21, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Global Crossroad

I worked at an orphanage for teen moms and had the most amazing time. I plan on going back this year! The support from the company was exceptional. They provided transportation to and from the airport. Answered any questions I had, walked me through everything step by step as this was my first trip. I highly recommend them and can't wait to go back!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Peru
Posted: Feb 22, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Institute for Field Research Expeditions - IFRE

I did a lot of research to decide which program to volunteer abroad with, and IFRE seemed like an organized program with opportunities in many different locations and with many different forms of volunteering. I chose to volunteer in a hospital in Cusco, Peru, and it was the most wonderful experience. All of the staff made me feel very welcome and did a great job of facilitating my stay and helping me plan excursions. They always made themselves available to me and took great care to make me feel safe and comfortable. I was placed in a home-stay with a wonderful family, who I am still in contact with. IFRE really made the effort to make my experience everything I had hoped.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Peru
Posted: Jan 28, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Global Leadership Adventures (GLA)

Hi all! I am a Global Leadership Adventures Alumni and I had an amazing time in Peru, this past summer! I really recommend GLA! The housing experience was great! GLA Peru rented out a hotel in Cusco, for both the 2 week and the 3 week groups. I felt very safe there! I had never been to Peru, so I felt that by being there I grew, a lot! I understood much of their culture and what their lifestyles are like. The program staff were very supportive! I felt that I was able to talk to them about whatever I needed, or if I was frustrated with other students! Overall I recommend GLA to all High School age students.

Program:
Location: Peru
Posted: Dec 4, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Quest Overseas

After graduating high school I took a gap year with Quest; I wasn't completing sure why, but I knew I needed to do something different. For years I kept telling myself I loved learning, but truthfully I felt like a robot on an academic treadmill. I yearned for the type of learning that embraced creativity, pushed me outside of my comfort zone, and forced me to engage fully. I gained a new level of self awareness on my gap year that allowed me to become a global citizen. Many of my experiences were challenging but they made me feel grounded, present, and alive. We need an education reform that allows the next generation to breathe and realize their great potential. The type of education I got on my gap year, traveling and living with people from around the world, working next to inspired people, illuminated the kind of environment I want to create, and created a space that evoked my authentic self. Don't be fooled, It was not just a luxury vacation- I battled giant jungle mosquitos and rainstorms, ran from possibly rabid stray dogs, ate only rice and eggs for weeks (as a vegetarian in a meat eating continent), and struggled with South American time (ie: sitting on a bus for thirty hours, without any more books, waiting for a mudslide to be cleared). The fact is I cant even begin to talk about my time with Quest because there are just too many moments that will stick with me forever. I became best friends with my Quest family and although we live on different continents, we have managed to do the long distance thing- still talking and seeing each other when possible- because these are the people you never want to live without. When the academic persona is stripped away where would I be? What makes me come alive? I asked and answered those questions on my gap year. When I started university, I knew who I was and what I wanted to accomplish. I took classes that I found interesting and focused on building meaningful relationships.

Program: Gap Year
Location: Peru
Posted: Oct 27, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Quest Overseas

I had the experience of a lifetime volunteering in Peru. Quest was fantastic, and the project was great. It was an amazing experience working with kids from Villa María and we got to do heaps of cool things, such as going to the pool, performing in shows and putting on fêtes. It was hard work, but it was really rewarding. ten out of ten would recommend!

Program: Gap Year
Location: Peru
Posted: Oct 22, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Institute for Field Research Expeditions - IFRE

This trip was amazing in all it's ways. I truly experienced the beautiful culture of Peru.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Peru
Posted: Oct 15, 2015
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
10

Institute for Field Research Expeditions - IFRE

I volunteered in Peru for 2 weeks with a group of good friends at an orphanage for young girls. We stayed in Cusco with our host mother. The experience was amazing and we got to see plenty of the city on our free time and never felt like we were unwelcome at any moment. Working at the orphanage was accompanied with modest labor and lots of warmth from all the girls and staff. For the money I would highly recommend this trip!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Peru
Posted: Sep 18, 2015
Overall:
8
Support:
8
Value:
10

Institute for Field Research Expeditions - IFRE

I spent three weeks in Peru volunteering at a home for teen moms and their babies, and it was one of the most amazing, enriching experiences of my life. Although being in a new country was intimidating, I felt very safe and secure thanks to all of the support from our volunteer coordinators as well as fellow volunteers. If at any time I was unsure or needed directions there was always a safety net to catch me. Along with the cultural knowledge I gained, working with the young mothers was truly one of the best experiences I've ever had. The organization was also very helpful in assisting the volunteers in exploring the important landmarks in Peru by organizing transportation and tours. Overall, I had a great experience, and I hope to return to Peru very soon.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Peru
Posted: Sep 18, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

A Broader View Volunteers Corp

Overall I had an amazing time in Cusco, Peru! The people are so nice and welcoming, the weather is gorgeous, the city and mountains are like nothing I’ve ever seen, and the food was great (definitely try ceviche at least once, it’s amazing)! You certainly have to be able to roll with the punches, and if you’re more Type A, you definitely need to turn that switch off! The work was great at the clinic, but you have to be very assertive and have some Spanish skills. The patients are incredibly thankful and tough as nails, and it is so rewarding to just do simple things like give vaccines or hold a hand. Working at the girls orphanage was fantastic as well! The girls are so excited to meet someone new. The majority of the time I helped with homework (math, grammar, English), and when their homework was done we played volley ball! I think what they needed most was just hugs and affection. It´s been an incredible, eye opening experience, I hope someday I’ll be able to visit Peru again!!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Peru
Posted: Sep 17, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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