Electives in Arequipa
- Immerse yourself in local culture at one of Arequipa’s vibrant festivals
- Trek through the untamed Amazon rainforest in search of exotic wildlife
- Hike to the summit of a nearby volcano for stunning panoramas
- Enjoy adventure sports like whitewater rafting
- Explore Machu Picchu — one of the world’s most iconic sites
The Work the World House
Living in the Work the World house — your home from home — will be a big part of your experience in Arequipa. Other healthcare students from all over the world will live with you, giving the house a friendly and social atmosphere.
The Arequipa house is centrally located, close to the best bar and restaurant district in the city.
The house itself has a laid-back vibe, and as Arequipa enjoys 300 days of sunshine per-year, you and your housemates will spend plenty of time on the roof terrace (from which you can see the Arequipa’s snow-capped volcanoes).
Nearby, you can relax in thermal spas, take Peruvian dancing and cooking lessons, and head to the lively plazas to experience authentic Peruvian nightlife.
Management team: Based in the house, they oversee your entire Work the World experience — 24/7 — from the moment you land to the moment you leaveCatering team: cook a variety of both local cuisine and home comforts for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And don’t worry — they accommodate all dietary requirementsHousekeeper: keeps the house clean and tidy from top to bottom, making sure you're comfortableLanguage teacher: visits the house twice per-week. During their lessons, you’ll learn everyday phrases and clinical terminology to help you get more from your placementSecurity team: Monitor the house 24/7 for extra peace of mind
Support in the Hospital
Our team over in Arequipa will take you to your hospital before your placement starts. You’ll take a tour of the grounds, and the team will introduce you to department staff and your supervisors. Our Arequipa team will still come to visit you in the hospital after your placement starts. This is just to make sure the placement lives up to your expectations.
We make sure you have specific supervisors in the hospital too. Develop a rapport with them and they’ll impart upon you their understanding of the local healthcare system — something you can only glean from a local practitioner.
The key point is that we offer you support, as and when you need it, throughout your clinical placement.
- Supervised hospital placement
- Private catered accommodation
- Dedicated placement coordinator
- 24/7 in-country team
- Language lessons
- Airport pickup
*Prices below are in addition to a £300 registration fee.
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INTENSIVE SPANISH COURSE
Our one-week Intensive Spanish Course (ISC) has been specifically designed to help you prepare for your placement in Peru. If you don't already speak Spanish at a conversational level, this programme will bring you up to speed. You'll enjoy 30 hours of small group lessons crafted with healthcare students in mind. The course includes two days focusing on medical history-taking, and specifics around other departments you'll be spending time in. We have worked with the local language school for a number of years and they tailor the course specifically for our students. Book this course today to add another string to your bow, gaining the confidence you need to enrich your elective in Peru.
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