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Peru Survival Spanish and Culture Program
The Survival Spanish and Culture Program provides 4 days of Survival Spanish lessons with tours of the city of Lima and its environs in the afternoon.
The Peru Survival Spanish and Culture Program is geared towards helping overseas volunteers and interns abroad in Peru develop basic Spanish for everyday travel situations plus gain exposure to the Peruvian culture. The program combines Spanish language classes with tours of the city of Lima, Peru, to give the international volunteer or intern a well-rounded experience of the Latin American culture. The program also helps overseas volunteers and interns abroad find their way around Lima, Peru during their project placement phase.
A typical schedule of the Survival Spanish and Culture Program in Peru is as follows:
Arrival and pickup from the Jorge Chavez
International Airport, in Lima, Peru.
Transfer to host family home, and rest.
Day 2: Morning: Registration, orientation; introduction to program staff. Lecture covering topics including Brazilian culture, history, customs, dos and don’ts and necessary health and safety precautions; Discussion on the volunteer projects and your expectations.
Afternoon Tours: Visit downtown Lima. We will show you the Historical Centre: Main Square (Plaza Mayor). Today this square house the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and the Archbishop’s Palace, this buildings are of great architectural richness.
Day 3: Morning: Peru Survival Spanish classes begin – 2 hours per day. Classes cover useful language for conversation at restaurant, bank, tourist office, supermarket, post office, airport, etc.
Afternoon Tours: Visit Parque de las leyendas (Park of the Legends, Zoo), one of the most important zoos of Lima. You can see many animals from all over the world, as well as species of the three regions of the Peru.
Day 4: Morning: Peru
Survival Spanish classes
Afternoon Tours: visit the Convent and Church of San Francisco, the greatest monumental assembly of colonial art in America. The monks’ Choir and Library; the Vestry, with paintings by Zurbaran and Rivera; Main Cloister decorated with Sevillian tiles from the 16th century; Moorish arches, and The Catacombs, underground crypts from the colonial times.
Day 5: Morning: 2-3 hours of Peru Survival Spanish classes. Program evaluation.
Afternoon Tours: Tour the Huaca Pucllana archaeological centre. An administrative complex of Lima culture, that represents all the legacy of the society that developed in the central coast of Peru, between 200 and 700 years AD. Also, visit San Cristobal hill one of the attractions of the city of Lima from where you can view the whole city.
Day 6: Sunday, Free.
Day 7: Morning: Peru Survival Spanish final day and Evaluation. Afternoon is free day. End of program, continue with volunteer placement from the next day on.
Applicants Please Note:
The Peru Survival Spanish and Culture Program is not offered alone. Only applicants who sign up for one other program such as the Peru Volunteer Abroad, Peru internship Abroad, or the Peru Adventure Holidays programs, can participate in the Survival Spanish and Culture Program. This program takes one separate week.
Free Basic Spanish Classes: Those interested in taking Spanish classes without the tours, we offer at most the first 2 weeks or 2 hour per day (weekdays only) of free Spanish classes. You need to register before arrival in Peru to access the free classes. Classes are offered either in the mornings with volunteer work in the afternoon or in the afternoons with project placement in the morning.
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Peru Teaching Volunteer Program Highlights
Lima, Capital City of Peru
Length of Program:
2 to 24 weeks.
2nd and 4th Wednesday of every Month
Airport Arrival Time: Preferably by 4:00 PM
Airport pickup and drop off provided.
Accommodation and Meals: Accommodation provided in special selected Host families. 3 local Peruvian meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) are provided per day. You are allowed to pack your lunch from home for free.
Free, a $10.00 value per week.
Free lessons, 2 hours per day, for one week.
Routine transport to work is not provided. Local transport costs up to about USD 2.00 for a daily return trip to and from project.
Mondays to Fridays. 3 to 8 hours daily.
For international volunteer Peru program fees, please click here
Most projects within 5 to 20 minutes walking distance from home. Projects further off can be reached by walking or by local bus at your expense and cost up to about USD 2.00 for a daily return trip to and from project. See specific project for details.
Mondays to Fridays. 6 to 8 hours daily.
For international volunteer peru program fees, please click here.