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Need-Based Community-based Gerontology Internships Abroad

Locations

Guatemala: Guatemala City
Multiple Countries
Peru: Lima

Program Duration

5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 1-2 Weeks

Term

Throughout the year

Dates

Beginning at various dates year-round

Qualifications

Interns in Peru and Costa Rica must have an intermediate knowledge of Spanish.

Minimum Education

High School

Intern Types

  • Social Work

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

please see website for updated program fees

Cost Includes:

  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure
  • Registration fees
  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Excursions
  • Medical services
  • Food
  • Housing

Program Fees Include:

* Personalized Intern Placement: with our Partner Programs based on your skills and interests, including all the coordination, in-person visits and communication necessary with each local organization.
* Planned Cultural Activities with excursions, special events, and discussions with a variety of local cultural, professional, governmental and community agencies and people.
* Cross-Cultural Solutions' Home-Base, providing you with a comfortable, safe place to live, the basic amenities, all of your meals, and transportation to and from all Cross-Cultural Solutions' placements and programs.
* An experienced Program Manager, who will serve as your coordinator, guide, and liaison with our in-country staff.
* In-country basic language assistance.
* Professional, locally-based staff to provide orientation, supervision and guidance throughout your stay.
* In-depth pre-departure packs, orientation information, and all in-country informational materials.
* Country-based airport transportation.
* Local phone calls and In-coming international phone service.
* A toll-free 24-hour emergency hotline in the U.S.

Credit Available

yes

Salary/Pay

please see website for updated program fees

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Senior Citizens

Typical Volunteer

students 18 and up

Age Range

18 and up

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Scholarships are Available

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Post Services Include

  • Job and Internship Network
  • Alumni Network
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad

Institution Affiliates:

The International Volunteer Programs Association