MEDLIFE offers Service Learning Trips in both Cusco and Lima, Peru. Both are culturally diverse and beautiful cities that offer excellent opportunities for volunteers to experience a different part of the world while making a positive impact on the local communities. Here are the top five reasons to volunteer abroad in Peru:
1. Rich Culture and History:
Peru is a country with a rich and diverse cultural history that dates back thousands of years. By volunteering in Peru, you can immerse yourself in this fascinating culture and learn about its history firsthand. From exploring the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu to experiencing the vibrant markets of Cusco, there are countless opportunities to learn about Peru’s unique heritage.
2. Sustainable Development:
Peru faces many challenges in terms of sustainable development, particularly in rural areas. A lack of education and economic opportunities contributes to rural poverty and also encourages migration to rural communities. Volunteering abroad in Peru can be an opportunity to contribute to sustainable development efforts, such as improving access to clean water and sanitation, and structurally sound schools and houses.
3. Language and Communication:
Volunteering abroad in Peru can be an excellent opportunity to learn or improve your Spanish skills. Peru is a Spanish-speaking country, and many organizations require volunteers to have a basic knowledge of the language. By improving your Spanish skills, you can enhance your ability to communicate with locals and immerse yourself more deeply in the culture.
4. Adventure and Exploration:
Peru is a country of incredible natural beauty, with stunning landscapes that range from the Andes mountains to the Amazon rainforest. Volunteering abroad in Peru can be an opportunity to explore these incredible environments, from hiking in the Andes to canoeing down the Amazon river.
5. Personal Growth:
Volunteering abroad in Peru can be a transformative experience that helps you grow personally and professionally. You’ll have the chance to step outside your comfort zone, meet new people, and gain valuable skills and experience that can benefit you in your future career and personal life.
If you are interested in joining a Service Learning Trip in Peru, visit our website to learn more.