Peru & South America
Peru is a beautiful country which 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 many 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 natural beauty of the country is second to none. Amazing destinations include the citadel of Machu Picchu, the fortress of Kuelap, the glaciers of Huaraz, and the condors of the Colca Canyon which is over twice the depth of the Grand Canyon in the USA.
Many participants on 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 America medical elective offers the added opportunity to develop Spanish language skills. Peru is considered by many to have the clearest spoken Spanish and is an ideal destination to learn the language.
At The Medical Elective Network, the 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 is combined with hospital rotations and family accommodation, ensuring you live and breathe Spanish.