The "Spanish + Volunteer combo" provides you the unique opportunity to experience first-hand the rich cultural diversity of Peru, while developing your Spanish skills. If you want to truly enjoy your time in Cusco while integrating into Latin American culture, than this is the ideal program for you!

The Spanish language course consists of 20 lesson hours per week and is held in a group environment and based on a total immersion model with a lot of practical fieldtrips. The native teachers focus on quickly teaching you the necessary vocabulary and conversational skills enabling you to communicate while volunteering, even if you arrive as a complete beginner. You may also decide to study Spanish for a week in one of the other locations offered by the language institute, in the beautiful and peaceful Sacred Valley of the Incas or the sensational Tambopata Reserve part of the Amazon jungle.

Spanish & Volunteer in Peru: full immersion!

You may choose to volunteer in Peru at any of our selected volunteer projects in Cusco, including after school projects, kindergartens and physical or mental rehabilitation homes for adults or children, clinics, primary schools or a sports institution. The activities can vary greatly and could include teaching English, inspiring creativity and helping children with their homework, organizing sport games, providing medical assistance or anything that occurs to you benefiting and assisting the project. We only ask for a high motivation and a commitment of 4 – 6 hours daily.

During your volunteer placement, you are also invited to attend the specially designed Spanish classes for volunteers once a week. This will allow you to rehearse your Spanish even more in an informal environment.

Spanish & Volunteer in Peru: full immersion!

While studying and volunteering you can choose to stay at a local guest family or at the very popular student residence at the Spanish school in Cusco, right next to the central plaza, counting with wonderful sunny terraces and areas to relax. Breakfast and a traditional Peruvian lunch are also included every day.

In your spare time, different cultural workshops, lectures and hikes in the surrounding areas will be organized and the volunteers are welcome to join the free activities held at the school, such as cooking, traditional music and entertaining salsa lessons. There is also plenty of free time to explore the city and its surroundings, including the impressive Lost City and one of the 7 modern wonders of the world: Machu Picchu!

Spanish & Volunteer in Peru: full immersion!

Volunteer experience abroad and a basic apprehension of the Spanish language look great on a resume. Peru is a beautiful country, however if you prefer to go somewhere else, it is good to know that Volunteer Work Latin America offers similar programs in almost all countries in Latin America. The constant and professional support through our local multilingual volunteer coordinators will guarantee a successful participation under sometimes challenging circumstances.

Contact us for a current list of volunteer projects and get ready for your study & work abroad experience!

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