Linguistic Horizons Programs
Intern abroad with Linguistic Horizons in the Sacred Valley of the Incas! Our program is located between Cuzco & Machu Picchu in the town of Urubamba, Peru. This program...
Spanish immersion study abroad & internship program over the summer in northern Spain! This program is ideal for those who truly want to improve their Spanish language skills....
Linguistic Horizons Reviews
True cultural immersion
Submitted by Karina - College of the Canyons | April 07, 2017
I'd like to start this off by saying I have had a lot of friends travel to Perú on their own and that is what sparked my interest initially. Most of them stayed in larger cities such as Cuzco and Lima in hostels or hotels and it was simply not the full experience. If you come visit on your own it is almost as if you are getting the "diet" version of this country. There difference between our experiences is just huge! I can honestly say that my experience was very genuine and authentic as it possibly could be for someone that speaks intermediate Spanish. Nicole and her counterpart, Max, know the quiet town very well and Max runs his travel business locally. They know where all of the best markets are, safest places to eat, and truly allow you to get to know your way around. If there is something you are interested in that is not on the itinerary for your trip, Nicole will go above and beyond to squeeze it in. My favorite part of this internship was not only the people that I met through Nicole and Max's contacts, but the flexibility that they offered me. They will tailor the experience to your interest and benefit, and that made the trip valuable to me. I came to Urubamba to learn more about natural medicine and I do not have a background in Bio or Nutrition. It sparked a new passion for me in leading a more natural life and appreciating the Earth. Nothing short of life changing. There are many travel and internship companies for students like us to choose from but Linguistic Horizons blows all others out of the water, including the programs offered through my school. If you're a student on a budget I would highly recommend this program and I would do it over again myself in a heartbeat. Thank you Linguistic Horizons!
Linguistic Horizons responded to this review April 07, 2017 at 1:32 PM
Thank you for sharing your feedback, Karina! I'm so happy to read your kind words :) Please come visit us again soon!
Linguistic Horizons really changed my life
Submitted by Shalaya - St. Mary's College of California | March 14, 2017
Providing hands on healthcare in Peru was the most amazing experience I have ever had. This gave me the opportunity to explore the heath care field and be of service to the community. A valuable lesson I gained from working in Peru was to learn how the community came together to work in health care. The dynamics, the language, the culture all contributed to the diversity of the community and allowed me to gain perspective in my life. I really enjoyed working with the physician and nurses. Engaging in conversations with patients, who were all so excited that I had ventured over from the USA. I was certainly able to improve my Spanish speaking skills, learn new skills, and work with people from different communities. I was able to learn about and get close to the people and community I was working in. Leaving the clinic was really difficult, as I'd grown so close with the physician and family. Now I feel I have an extension of my family in Urubamba, Peru.
Linguistic Horizons responded to this review April 01, 2017 at 3:24 PM
Thank you for the feedback, Shalaya! Everyone at the clinic, Max and I miss you! Come visit again soon :)
The most unique experience you can find in a study abroad program
Submitted by Taylor - Georgia College and State University | February 19, 2017
My experience with this program truly exceeded my expectations. Nicole, the program director, was so beyond helpful from before the program even started until the very end. I was only there for 3 weeks and I learned so much useful information about plant-based medicine, Peruvian culture, and nutrition. Before going it was not my main goal to improve my Spanish, but after being immersed in the language I left Peru being more motivated than ever to eventually be fluent in Spanish. The opportunities that were presented to the students in the program are not things that you can find anywhere else, it was truly a once in a lifetime experience. The people that I have met through this program are some of the most amazing people I know and meeting them has truly changed my life for the better, if I could do it all over again I would not change a thing.
Program: Nutrition & Natural Medicine in Peru
Linguistic Horizons responded to this review April 01, 2017 at 3:25 PM
Thank you for your review, Taylor! I'm so glad you enjoyed the program and your time in Peru. <3
Winter intern in Peru
Submitted by William cen Lam - University of San Diego | January 22, 2017
I was interning with a travel agency in Peru. My work experience was helpful and impactful to me. My boss taught so The experience was amazing and fruitful. I have learned so much about Peruvian culture and the language.
My experience as a nursing student working in Peru
Submitted by Marshall VanCamp - Thomas Jefferson University | December 09, 2016
The experience was one of a kind. With my background being in modern medicine I was negligent in realizing the effectiveness and possibilities of Alternative medicines. After just a few short weeks in Peru I begun to realize how valuable the use of plant-based medicine really was and how much one can do with the native plants of the Andean mountains. The opportunity to learn about this way of treating and curing people can really change the way you will begin to think about your own health. That is what has stayed with me long after I returned home. I truly enjoyed the lifestyle I had been able to be a part of and the welcoming people of Urubamba and all its' culture has to offer.
Bonus: My most favorite part about where I had stayed particularly was the mountain almost literally in our backyard. Whether you're looking at it from the town or you just spent the early morning hiking to the top, it is truly a gorgeuos site.)