• Peru
    • Cusco
2 to 24 weeks

Program Details

Fall J-Term Maymester Spring Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Host Family
Weekly Hours
Age Min.
  • Dental interns must provide a clean criminal background check report, CV, Passport Copy as well as other documents and credentials pertaining to their qualifications prior to joining the program
  • The program is available for only dental students looking to gain valuable exposure by doing dental elective abroad
  • Students must have an intermediate level of Spanish to join the program


Starting Price
Price Details
The costs include:
- 24 hrs Assistance and support from staff
- Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
- Pick up from the airport
- Orientation
- Food (2-3 times a day)
- Accommodation.
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Meals Travel Insurance
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Nov 24, 2023
Aug 24, 2018
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About Program

The Dental Elective Internship in Peru is designed for dentistry students who wish to gain valuable knowledge and skills by working along with professional dentists. Internship work includes assisting the dentists in their tasks and helping in the sterilization of supplies as well as doing hands on tasks depending their medical and experience background.

On a daily basis, the routine varies but interns usually work for 4-5 hrs in a day with evenings and weekends free to travel and explore.

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Program Reviews

4.75 Rating
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  • Impact 4.35
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.7
  • Value 4.35
  • Safety 5
  • Growth 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 5
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Medical Volunteering Mission

Taking part in this 2-week medical volunteering service trip in Cusco, Peru was a great experience for both myself and my friend. The clinic we worked at is located in a poor area near Cusco, where our help was much needed and appreciated. We helped out with both simpler tasks as well as more complex ones such as cleaning wounds, removing stitches, and giving shots. As pre-med students this served as a great introduction to medicine and work in a hospital. Cusco is also a great city with a lot of places to see and things to do. The family we stayed with was very welcoming and the local coordinator very helpful.

What would you improve about this program?
I found this a great program, and don’t believe there are any significant changes to be made.
69 people found this review helpful.
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Medical Volunteering Mission

The entire volunteering trip to Cusco, Peru was a wonderful experience. I was able to enjoy it both at a professional and personal level. The professional aspect of working with all the staff at the Anta Clinic really gave me first hand experience with the difficulties and joys of medicine. Interactions with grateful patients and helpful instruction by the staff made me solidify my love for medicine and healthcare. On a personal level, I enjoyed spending the rest of my time with the other volunteers. Seeing and hanging out withh different people from around the world really gave me some amazing new friendships I hope to cherish.

What would you improve about this program?
If I were to say one problem it would be possibly to organize the volunteering shifts more strongly to departments with possibly more work or optional longer hours.
58 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Unforgettable Experience in Cusco

Unforgettable experience that was not akways easy, but was worth it. Was met at airport by Kelly, with Volsol, who got us to our host home via taxi. My friend and I could already tell we did not know enough Spanish. Our host home was nice and comfortable and we loved our host “mom” Elizabeth and her daughter, Karla. Jenny led the orientation, as she is the coordinator for all the programs in Cusco. We started work at the medical clinic the next day. I was able to work in triage and with a general practitioner, and spent one day in Pediatrics. Weekends were spent exploring the beautiful country of Peru. It was cold, and there’s no heat anywhere, which was hard for me and my friend. We struggled to communicate with taxi drivers and started using Taxidatum, which helped. The tour company ExploorPeru was excellent and had a little problem with InkaTime, but Jenny assisted us. Overall a great experience!

What would you improve about this program?
Make sure it is clear you must be fluent in Spanish to do this program. Bring warm clothes if going in July. Rotate in clinic every other day to get more comprehensive experience. Set up way to meet the other volunteers before you go.
67 people found this review helpful.
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Peru Clinical Volunteering Experience

Cusco is an amazing place to volunteer in. It gives an unfiltered view of many cultures, between the ancient Inca Empire, the Hispanic culture, and the modernizing of an up-and-coming city. It features a host of tourism sites, and as such people are used to foreigners and generally are kind and open if you know some Spanish and communicate with them. I think I'll always appreciate Hispanic and South American cultures for "what they are" and how awesome they can be because of the experiences I had in Peru.

What would you improve about this program?
It was pretty good overall. Sometimes it was a bit crowded in host family houses, but my personal experience (a bit of an exception) was pretty good.
67 people found this review helpful.

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