• Observe colourful Peruvian cultural festivals across the city
  • Hike to the Incan city remains of Machu Picchu
  • Trek through the Amazon rainforest
  • Climb to the summit of a dormant volcano
  • Go white-water rafting


  • Our famous elective tailoring service
  • Supervised clinical experience
  • Extensive pre-departure preparation
  • Support from in-country teams, 24/7
  • Private, spacious, catered housing
  • Free local language lessons

Arequipa and beyond

Misty Amazonian jungle, weathered mountaintop hikes, mouth-watering local cuisines and mysterious city ruins will make your trip to Peru a unique adventure. The beautiful ‘White City’ of Arequipa (where we’re based) lies under the watchful gaze of three formidable volcanoes. Here you can peer into the planet’s second deepest canyon to observe endangered condors in flight, survey the rustic villages on the banks of lake Titicaca, battle the white-water rapids, make the 3-day climb to the summit of Mt. Misti for a view over the city that you will stay with you forever, and trek to the Incan mountaintop citadel, Machu Picchu, to complete the experience of a lifetime.

home away from home

Once you step off the plane you’ll be met by our highly-trained ground team who will quickly shuttle you to our private, fully catered accommodation. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave our Programme Manager and their assistants will be there to support you for the duration of your elective in Peru. Our in-house caterer will cook you both Peruvian specialities and favourites from home, and whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or have other special dietary needs, chef will prepare special meals to suit you.

peru electives


Our Intensive Spanish Course has been specifically designed to help you prepare for your elective in Peru. If you don't already speak Spanish at a conversational level, this bespoke programme will bring you up to speed. You'll enjoy 30 hours of small group lessons crafted with healthcare students in mind. The course also includes 2 days focusing on history-taking, and other specifics of departments you'll be working in. This truly is the perfect complement for all electives in Peru. If you're ready to add another string to your bow, book your one-week course today and gain the confidence you need to experience a placement you'll never forget.

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Electives in Peru - Arequipa

Van Berkel, Kate

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"Under supervision I was able to palpate some lumps, discuss X-rays with the consultant, and assist with a cervical biopsy!"

Kate Van Berkel, Monash University 2017

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"Each medical case that I saw was as interesting as the next."

Emma Simson van Dijkhuizen, University of Nottingham 2016

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Lennon, Georgina

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"I got back to basics and improved my core skills".

Georgina Lennon, University of Greenwich 2016

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Foster, Caitlin

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"You get to see how patients are treated without all the tools we use at home."

Caitlin Foster, Monash University 2015

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Yi Tang, Ka

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"I never felt alone or out of my depth".

Ka Yi Tang, Monash University 2015

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