Vive Peru Programs
Vive Peru is in need of volunteer interns experienced in the areas of Clinical Medicine, Public Health, Social Work, Teaching Music, Teaching English and Engineering to support...
Vive Peru Reviews
Submitted by Danielle Senk - Drexel University | January 05, 2017
I didn't really know what to expect when coming to Peru for this program, but I was completely blown away by how amazing of an experience this was. From making life-long friends to traveling around the country on the weekends to going out into the communities, I truly had the experience of a lifetime.
Vive Peru ROCKS!
Submitted by Naomi reyes - Arizona State University | January 05, 2017
Coming into this program, I had no idea what to expect. I had always wanted to do something abroad, but I had never done anything like it before. This was the perfect first experience traveling to another country. Being in the clinical medicine program, I was able to see surgeries and shadow doctors in areas that I hadn't had the opportunity to shadow in the U.S. It was somewhat difficult overcoming the language barrier, but there were always people to help when needed, and the whole experience just taught me how to listen. The medical campaign that was built into the program was one of my favorite parts because we had actual hands on patient care. This part of the program was what truly convinced me that I wanted to be a pediatrician. In addition to this, we worked with a couple of communities, which was so humbling yet so empowering. Being able to contribute to these families and work with the children has given me some of the most rewarding memories. Lastly, the coordinators and the people that were a part of the program made the experience as great as it was. I'm able to leave saying I've made friendships that have made me feel like I've known these people for more than 3 weeks, and I know I'll keep in touch with everyone after my session is over. This is an experience that everyone needs to have. Vive Peru allows you to find the perfect balance between traveling to a foreign country and immersing yourself in its beautiful culture!
VivePeru clinical medicine
Submitted by RZude - University of Arizona | January 04, 2017
Vive Peru is an outstanding program. The staff is wonderful and made this trip a memorable experience. I would highly recommend Vive Peru to anyone interested in clinical medicine abroad. I was able to get hands-on experience as well as shadowing physicians in various hospitals. It was a privilege to spend my winter break with Vive Peru. This experience was truly invaluable.
Submitted by Cbusker - University of Arizona | January 03, 2017
I thought this experience was wonderful. I was shown a different perspective on life. The culture, communities, and healthcare system are so different from my own so I found great pleasure in experiencing Peru's.
My unforgettable experience
Submitted by Kapri Cameli - University of Arizona | August 11, 2016
I stayed in Trujillo, Peru and was able to stay for 5 weeks, with the best host family i could have asked for. This experience was the best travel abroad experience I have ever had and I am planning on going back in the future because it was so great. The staff of Vive Peru (both in America and Peru) are so helpful, friendly, and willing to answer any and all questions and the community members that we work with (in Peru) are so grateful and unforgettable. The mix of hands on experience and shadowing opportunities we were given was great, and I was able to witness a lot of surgeries and procedures including C-sections, laparoscopic surgeries, tooth extractions, a live birth and others! Furthermore, we also got the opportunity to work with children in an underprivileged community which is one of my fondest memories. I really felt like I made a difference in the community I worked in but also was not too overwhelmed with volunteering and was able to travel on the weekends to explore more of Peru. Overall, I would not change this experience for the world and would recommend this program to anyone interested in travelling and making a difference at the same time.