• Peru
    • Cusco
    • Machu Picchu
2 to 8 weeks

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$325 weekly

Your program fee includes: accommodation, 3 meals per day, 24-hour-a-day support both on the ground and in the US (including a designated Intern Group Leader who will work specifically with STRIVE interns), your volunteer placement and support, and access to on-call US based medical staff. If you are planning on running 70+ miles per week, you should understand that you may need to supplement your three meals per day with snacks and other extras to make up for all of those calories you’re burning on a daily basis. See “All the Details” tab for more information regarding meals.
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Accommodation Activities Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
Nov 12, 2019
Sep 19, 2019
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About Program

This international program is designed specifically for student athletes looking to combine their summer training with internship and life abroad. The STRIVE College Internship Program (SCIP) offers a truly immersive experience in a breathtaking nation with training on soft surfaces at high altitude all summer long!

Give back to a local community through service, as well as immerse yourself in the rich cultural and historical heritage of Peru's Sacred Valley. Plus, hone your Spanish with our pre-trip language immersion program!

Apart from boosting your résumé, the SCIP combines training and career experience to open up bigger opportunities in the future. Spend eight weeks during summer, from June 11th to August 5th, honing your leadership and mentoring skills while living, working, learning and training in a collaborative service-oriented community.

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Program Highlights

  • Undergo training at a high altitude at 9,000 feet, along beautiful dirt roads in Peru.
  • Become more than a tourist in Peru by immersing in the history of Sacred Valley and the Peruvian culture.
  • Learn about community service by participating in meaningful projects and learning to set up such projects in an ethical way.
  • Take your athletic prowess to the next level through a wonderful program that combines training and immersion.
  • Enjoy Peru’s near-perfect weather of consistent cool, dry mornings and warm, sunny afternoons.

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STRIVE College Internship - Peru 2019

My experience as an intern with STRIVE in Peru this summer was one that I will never forget. Going into the program I was not sure what to expect, but whatever expectations I had were far surpassed. The three tenets of the program - service, athletics, and adventure - each served as opportunities to grow and learn with the people around me. Being surrounded with people from different backgrounds but with common interests and values made each day unique. My favorite experience from this summer was cooking dinner each night with the other interns and staff - it was a time to reflect on the day, try our hand at Peruvian bargaining, and form strong bonds. The trek at the end of the trip was an amazing way to culminate the experience and allowed me to get to know some of the high schoolers better - there is no better way to get to know someone than walk 20 miles per day with them! I would recommend this program to any athlete who is interested in traveling, running, service, and a holistic experience.

What was your funniest moment?
My funniest moment was in Ollantaytambo when the interns were doing a hike on a free day. We chose to hike up to a cell phone tower that we could see from our hostel. It ended up being the most difficult hike I had ever completed - once we got to the tower, we looked down and saw that we had gone up the most difficult route we possibly could! Although physically difficult, it was definitely one of my favorite days.
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