Due to a lack of prenatal care in rural communities, you may see conditions such as pre-eclampsia, premature births, and ruptured membranes while on placement in Arequipa. Cultural traditions such as women giving birth standing up, or having an 'Abuela' (grandmother) present for the birth, will add to the experience and make for a truly unique placement. The famous ruins of Machu Picchu are just a hike away, adding to what's already set to be an incredibly fulfilling time away. Read what our students think below!
"Husbands and partners weren’t allowed into the unit, which was so different when compared with the UK."Read more
"Thank you, Work the World, for providing such an eye-opening, well-organised trip."Read more
"I got back to basics and improved my core skills".Read more
"I have become more self–confident in my ability to communicate with patients".Read more