IMMERSION PROGRAMS

EDUCATORS
OVERVIEW
 

Peruvian Immersion offers Spanish Immersion Programs for educators in Arequipa-Peru. We cater to each participant based on their Spanish proficiency, professional experience and areas of interest.

 

We serve all professionals in any education related field: classroom teachers, special education teachers, Secondary teachers, Spanish teachers, etc

 

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

We encourage you to ask your employer if they have a education fund available for this kind of program.   

 
 
 
COMMUNITY OUTREACH

We have partnered with different institutions that provide free medical care, medicines and educational workshops in nutrition; domestic violence; hygiene and teenage pregnancy 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 peruvian healthcare professionals doing meaningful work to address specific community needs in this needy and underserved 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.

 
 
 
PAYMENTS AND DETAILS
 

ADMISSION DEADLINES

  • Unique Offer:  September 30th, 2021

  • Early bird: January 2nd, 2022

  • 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 participation in the program and guarantees your Unique Offer (30% OFF) or Early bird price for 2022. Complete payment must be received one month prior to departure. If you must cancel due to a non-Covid related event, please see our Application Form for our cancellation and refund policy.

100% refund for all Covid-related cancellations.

 

 

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

6400 W 11th Ave 

Lakewood, CO 80214


COST INCLUDES:

  • Airport pick up and drop off  (Arequipa)

  • Accommodations with 3 meals per day

  • Clinical rotations for participants

  • Daily transportation to and from clinics 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 (Arequipa - Peru)

  • Special flight arrangements

  • Charges for inoculations (Hepatitis A and B)

  • Medical expenses

  • Travel insurance

 
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. and be placed in the adequate level (beginner, intermediate or advanced) and a Peruvian cooking class.

 

The 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 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 3 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.

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 email us with any accommodation questions that you may have at info@peruvianimmersion.com.

PROGRAM PRICING AND ITINERARIES  2021

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: School placements and Spanish classes         

  • Day 6-8: Experiential tourism

  • Day 9-12: School placements, Spanish classes and a Peruvian cooking class

  • Day 13-15: Community Outreach

PROGRAM DATES

  • Immersion 1: Apr 17 - May 1

  • Immersion 2: May 15 - May 29

  • Immersion 3: Jun 12 - Jun 26

  • Immersion 4: Jul 3 - July 17

  • Immersion 5: Jul 31 - Aug 14

Or choose other starting date between April 17th & July 1st.

PROGRAM COST:  $2299 US

  • Unique Offer: 30% discount ($1609 US) if total cost or $500 (non-refundable deposit) is received by 9/30/21

  • Early Bird: $1999 US by 1/2/22

  • 100% refund for all Covid-related cancellations.

20 DAY IMMERSION PROGRAM 

  • 15 Day Itinerary PLUS:

  • Day 16-20: School placements and Spanish classes

 

PROGRAM DATES

  • Immersion 1: April 17 - May 6

  • Immersion 2: May 15 - Jun 3

  • Immersion 3: Jun 12 - July 1

  • Immersion 4: Jul 3 - July 22

  • Immersion 5: Jul 31 - Aug 19

Or choose other starting date between April 17th & July 31st.

PROGRAM COST: $2799 US

  • Unique Offer: 30% discount ($1959 US) if total cost or $500 (non-refundable deposit) is received by 9/30/21

  • Early Bird: $2499 US by 1/2/22

  • 100% refund for all Covid-related cancellations.

27 DAY IMMERSION PROGRAM

  • 15 Day Itinerary PLUS:

  • Day 16-20: School placements and Spanish classes

  • Day 21-22: FREE

  • Day 23-27: School placements and Spanish classes

 

PROGRAM DATES

  • Immersion 1: April 17 - May 13

  • Immersion 2: May 15 - Jun 10

  • Immersion 3: Jun 12 - Jul 8

  • Immersion 4: Jul 3 - Jul 29

  • Immersion 5: Jul 31 - Aug 26

Or choose other starting date between April 17th & July 31st.

PROGRAM COST: $3299 US

  • Unique Offer: 30% discount ($2309 US) if total cost or $500 (non-refundable deposit) is received by 9/30/21

  • Early Bird: $2999 US by 1/2/22

  • 100% refund for all Covid-related cancellation

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

SCHOOL PLACEMENTS

 

Our school placements take place at a number of partner institutions with different professions and sizes. These placements 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. Arrangements will then be made, prior to the professional's arrival and according to availability. The first day of school placements will be spent orienting with your coordinator and work will start the next day.

Please contact us at info@peruvianimmersion.com if you have any questions about specific professions or for advice.