IMMERSION PROGRAMS

FAMILY HEALTH ADVENTURERS
OVERVIEW

 

Peruvian Immersion offers Spanish Immersion Programs for healthcare professionals and their families in Arequipa, Peru. We cater to each family based on their Spanish proficiency, professional experience and areas of interest.

 

We serve all professionals in any health related field: physicians, physician assistants, nurses, emergency medical technicians, physical therapists, nutritionists, social workers, paramedics, psychologists, odontologists, dental hygienists, etc.

*If your significant other is not in the medical field, we could find voluntary jobs in any other areas of interest.

We strive to provide a complete experience by offering clinical placements, community outreach, general and medical Spanish classes, experiential tourism, and the option of a home-stay with a local family.

CLINICAL ROTATIONS

 

Our clinical rotations take place at a number of partner institutions with different specialties and sizes. Clinical rotations provide participants with the opportunity to volunteer in an environment that matches their Spanish proficiency, professional experience and areas of interests.

 

Prior to traveling to Peru, the participants will fill out an application form which will help us to be informed of the participant's preferences and priorities on this immersion program. In addition to this form, the professionals have to submit required documents for the temporal authorization of professional practices in Peru. Arrangements will then be made, prior to the professional's arrival and according to availability. The first day of clinical rotations will be spent orienting with your coordinator and work will start the next day.

 

Physicians, physician assistants and nurses could have the possibilibilty to rotate among different areas: Surgery, Emergency, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Intensive Care Unit, etc. Other professionals will stay in their area of expertise.

 

 
 

IMMERSION PROGRAMS

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS + FAMILIES
OVERVIEW

 

Peruvian Immersion offers Spanish Immersion Programs for health professionals and their families in Arequipa, Peru. We cater to each family based on their Spanish proficiency, professional experience and areas of interest.

 

We serve all professionals in any health related field: physicians, physician assistants, nurses, emergency medical technicians, physical therapists, nutritionists, social workers, paramedics, psychologists, odontologists, dental hygienists, etc.

*If your significant other is not in the medical field, we could find voluntary jobs in any other areas of interest.

We strive to provide a complete experience by offering clinical placements, community outreach, general and medical Spanish classes, experiential tourism, and the option of a home-stay with a local family.

*Children will attend school and have extra Spanish classes while the adult participants are volunteering.

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS + FAMILIES
 

This program specifically caters to enhance your family education experience through clinical rotations & school placements that will help you function more fluidly in Spanish. The language immersion program is developed to advance your communication skills through hands-on education.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

“Wellness Ambassadors” are a group of Peruvian healthcare professionals who provide free medical care and medicines through Health Fairs. Participants could be spending most of a day in a local institution or travelling to a rural area in need. Each health fair is different.

 

Depending on the time and length of your immersion program. You may have the opportunity to participate in one or more health fairs.

Peruvian Immersion’s participants will  work closely with the Wellness Ambassadors doing meaningful work to address specific community needs in this needy and under-served area. As you immerse yourself in local communities and work alongside local leaders to make a real impact providing care and education, you’ll find beauty in every connection and commonality discovered.

You are a really important part of the community outreach component of our immersion program. Fundraising for this mission is essential to cover additional costs to make each health fair a success. Prior to departing to Peru, Peruvian Immersion’s participants and President will discuss the best way to gather the necessary funds, medications, medical supplies, equipment, and other items we will need for the community.

 
GENERAL AND MEDICAL SPANISH CLASSES

 

After arriving to Arequipa, participants will take a Spanish language proficiency evaluation. The results will provide the instructor with the appropriate information in order to address the learning needs of the participant. The language program is a combination of general Spanish classes (beginners, intermediate or advanced), medical Spanish classes and a peruvian cooking class.

 

The general Spanish course will include grammatical structures, pronunciation, writing skills, vocabulary and intensive Spanish speaking. The contents are decided between teacher and students in order to decide objectives to achieve.

The medical Spanish course will cover a wide range of topics from medical terminology, anatomical vocabulary and procedures.

The peruvian cooking class is a unique experience where you explore a local market, learn about the tremendous variety of produce grown in Peru, discover the different techniques used and cook your own food while practicing your Spanish.

We work with a Spanish school that provides quality short term Spanish courses. Each instructor will have a maximum of 4 students per class and each student will spend approximately 4 hours in Spanish classes each day during the week.

EXPERIENTIAL TOURISM

 

Experiential tourism is a unique way to experience travel. This portion of the program will offer you the most genuine glimpse into the life of a local habitant in one of the outlying villages of Arequipa. You will experience the lifestyle and ancient customs that the residents still maintain. Our primary goal is for our visitors to experience an ancient culture through direct contact with its community members.

 

Peruvian Immersion wants to promote this type of sustainable tourism because it not only will provide a meaningful and authentic experience but it will also help support the local community in a non-invasive and sensitive manner.

 

The participants will travel with local tourists some of them healthcare professionals.The attendance of local tourists will enrich your learning experience while enjoying some touristic places.

HOME STAY OR LODGING

 

We understand that coming to Peru and living with a family could be an intimidating situation, therefore we select only families that are sensitive to the needs of our participants.

 

Living with a local host family while you learn Spanish will put you in a privileged and unique position to practice Spanish outside of the classroom and connect with local Peruvians. Once you step through your family's door you will practice your Spanish in a relaxed and authentic environment.

 

Our families are located within a 30 minute walk of our main square, in the middle class areas of the city. You will have your own room in a comfortable home.

 

Although we strongly encourage the home stay option, if you prefer not to stay with a local family we have other lodging options available for you. Please contact us with any accommodation questions that you may have.

 

 
 
 
PROGRAM PRICING AND ITINERARIES  2020

 

15 DAY IMMERSION PROGRAM

Participants have to arrive to Arequipa at least one day before Day 1

  • Day 1: Orientation, city tour, welcome lunch or dinner

  • Day 2-5: Clinical rotations/school placements and Spanish classes         

  • Day 6-8: Experiential tourism                                  

  • Day 9-12: Clinical rotations/school placements, Spanish classes and a Peruvian cooking class

  • Day 13-15: Community Outreach

PROGRAM DATES

  • Immersion 1: Apr 19 - May 5

  • Immersion 2: May 17 - May 31

  • Immersion 3: Jun 12- Jun 28

  • Immersion 4: Jul 5 - Jul 19

  • Immersion 5: Aug 2 - Aug 16

Or choose other starting date between April 19 & Aug 2 (Programs begin on a Sunday)

 

PROGRAM PRICING 

  • General Admission: $2,299 (US Dollars) per person 

  • Family Discounts:

    • Family of 2: 15% discount CODE: FAMILY2

    • Family of 3 or more: 20% discount CODE: FAMILY3+

20 DAY IMMERSION PROGRAM 

  • 15 Day Itinerary PLUS:

  • Day 16-20: Clinical rotations/school placements and Spanish classes

 

PROGRAM DATES

  • Immersion 1: Apr 19 - May 8

  • Immersion 2: May 17 - Jun 5

  • Immersion 3: Jun 14 - Jul 3

  • Immersion 4: Jul 5 - Jul 24

  • Immersion 5: Aug 2 - Aug 21

Or choose other starting date between April 19 & Aug 2. (Programs begin on a Sunday)

PROGRAM PRICING

  • General Admission: $2,799 (US Dollars) per person 

  • Family Discounts:

    • Family of 2: 15% discount CODE: FAMILY2

    • Family of 3 or more: 20% discount CODE: FAMILY3+

27 DAY IMMERSION PROGRAM

  • 15 Day Itinerary PLUS:

  • Day 16-20: Clinical rotations/school placements and Spanish classes

  • Day 21-22: FREE

  • Day 23-27: Clinical rotations/school placements and Spanish classes

 

PROGRAM DATES

  • Immersion 1: Apr 19 - May 15

  • Immersion 2: May 17 - Jun 12

  • Immersion 3: Jun 14 - Jul 10

  • Immersion 4: Jul 5 - Jul 31

  • Immersion 5: Aug 2- Aug 28

Or choose other starting date between April 19 & Aug 2 (Programs begin on a Sunday)

 

PROGRAM PRICING

  • General Admission: $3,299 (US Dollars) per person

  • Family Discounts:

    • Family of 2: 15% discount CODE: FAMILY2

    • Family of 3 or more: 20% discount CODE: FAMILY3+

We have extended programs up to 12 weeks. For more information contact us directly

LIMITED TIME ONLY 
30% OFF 
 
Pay the total cost of chosen program or pay the reservation deposit to secure your special discount.
The reservation deposit is REFUNDABLE 
ENDS: March 31st 2021
FREE TOUR TO MACHU PICCHU  

Add the chosen immersion program and the Machu Picchu tour to your shopping cart. Pay the total cost of the program and get this lifetime opportunity.
CODE: FREEMACHU
ENDS: September 30th 2020
PAYMENTS AND DETAILS
 

ADMISSION DEADLINE

  • General Admission: one month prior to the chosen immersion program 

 

RESERVATION DEPOSIT: $500 (US DOLLARS)

The reservation is a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit. This deposit secures your family participation in the program. It will be part of the total cost. Complete payment should be received one month prior to departure.

 

METHODS OF PAYMENT

Deposit payments can be made via Pay Pal, Wire Transfer, Credit Card, Bank Deposit, or sent by mail in the form of a check.

Our bank details are available upon request, please contact us and we will provide all the details for you.

 

ADDRESS FOR PAYMENTS

Peruvian Immersion LLC

P.O. BOX 3463

Dillon, CO 80435


COST INCLUDES: ( all family members)

  • Airport pick up and drop off  (Lima and Arequipa)

  • Lima – Arequipa Round trip flight

  • 3 star hotel in Lima (one night)

  • Accommodations with 3 meals per day

  • Clinical rotations for adult participants and school placements for children 

  • Daily transportation to and from clinics/schools and to Spanish classes

  • General/Medical Spanish classes and materials

  • Peruvian cooking class 

  • Experiential tourism  (meals, transportation, accommodations)

  • City tour (Arequipa)

  • Welcome lunch or dinner

  • 24 hour onsite support

 

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:​

  • Item of a personal nature such as laundry, shopping, etc.

  • Airline extra baggage fees

  • Airfare to South America (Lima - Peru)

  • Special flight arrangements

  • Charges for inoculations (Hepatitis A and B)

  • Medical expenses

  • Travel insurance