Peru & South America
Peru is a beautiful country that boasts the Andes mountains, Amazon rain forest, and great beaches on a coastline of 1500 miles. It is still a developing country but is quickly advancing. While much of the population of around 33 million remain in poverty, a growing middle class and education sector are helping to reduce poverty levels each year.
In most cities, such as Trujillo, Cusco, and Arequipa, many beautiful colonial buildings from the times of the Spanish Conquistadores remain. Traveling further back in time, the country is full of fascinating archaeological sites from the Inca and Moche cultures.
Aside from its rich history, the country’s natural beauty is second to none. Unique destinations include the citadel of Machu Picchu, the fortress of Kuelap, Huaraz’s glaciers, and the Colca Canyon’s condors, which is over twice the depth of the Grand Canyon in the USA.
Many participants in our Peruvian programs are fortunate to have the time to see more of what South America has to offer. Popular destinations include traveling to see the mountains of Ecuador and Bolivia and the cities of Argentina.
Most electives around the world provide the opportunity to see and experience health care in the destination country. A South American medical elective offers the added opportunity to develop Spanish language skills. Many consider Peru to have the clearest spoken Spanish and is an ideal destination to learn the language.
Our Medical Spanish program provides an opportunity to quickly develop your language skills, regardless of your current level of Spanish. Our structured CME-accredited medical Spanish program in Trujillo is taught by a team of teachers and healthcare professionals. This immersion language program combines with hospital rotations and family accommodation, ensuring you live and breathe Spanish.
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