Community Service & Spanish in Lima

| Peru

Cultural Discovery

Delve into the language and culture of Peru through community service!

Travel to Lima, where Peru's storied past intertwines with its emerging future, to learn about its culture through Spanish-language classes, community service, cultural activities, and excursions. Every corner of Peru is represented in this bustling city overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Start your days with Spanish classes at a local language school. In the afternoons put your Spanish to good use through volunteering at a public children's house. Come with an open-mind and be prepared for a transformative experience like no other! This is an ideal program if you need community service hours for your high school.

Dates & Price

Jun 25 - JuL 09 (15 days) $2,195

Program at a Glance

Ages: 14 - 18

Minimum Group Size: 4 participants
Maximum Group Size: 10 participants
Focus: Community service, Spanish
Level of Spanish: A basic level of is recommended.
Accommodation: Homestay
Airport Codes: LIM (Jorge Chávez International Airport)
Program Location: Lima

What's Included

Room & Board | Tuition | Community Service Placement | Onsite Directors | Excursions | Cultural Activities | Airport Transfers | International Medical Insurance

Highlights

  • Volunteer work with children.

  • Spanish classes at a language institute.

  • Exciting cultural activities to experience the best of Lima.

  • Tour Lima's Huaca Pucllana, and ancient ceremonial center.

  • Visit the outdoor adventure destination of Lunahuaná.

  • Hike the pre-Hispanic ruins of Incahuasi.

Student volunteers in a gymnasium with youth in Lima, Peru

Details

  • Airport transfers (LIM) airport by a program director.

  • Explore Lima's well-preserved colonial center and the contrasting modern sections of the city such as the bohemian Barranco neighborhood.

  • Spanish classes are included as an essential component to ensuring a productive experience for the community service portion of your program.

  • There is no better way to use Spanish and experience a full cultural immersion than through community service! Share your time, ideas, and skills with local Peruvians and discover their culture in a unique way!

  • Assist with sports activities and English classes with the children, and work on an improvement project.

  • Travel down the striking Peruvian coastline to the mountain valley town of Lunahuaná, a go-to spot for outdoor adventure.

  • Hike the ruins of Incahuasi and go whitewater rafting in the Cañete River.

  • Enjoy a true Peruvian cooking tradition: the Pachamanca, where you cook your food in the ground with hot stones.

typical day

Volunteers with children at an after-school program in Lima, Peru

Morning: Breakfast and walk to your Spanish classes.

Midday: Lunch with your homestay.

Afternoon: Community service, cultural activities and leisure time.

Evening: Dinner at homestay, relax, and a good night's sleep.

Students in front of the Lima sign in downtown Lima, Peru
A colorful mural in downtown Lima, Peru
Students touring the historic city center of Lima, Peru

Attend two or more Programs For a 5% discount