Arrange a consultation with us! Here we provide you with information on how far your desired internship in Peru can be implemented and corresponds to your personal goals. We are also happy to clarify further questions about the placement.
If all the requirements for your internship in Peru are met, we can start the placement process and send your application to our team in Cuzco. This step is mandatory and a certain amount of deposit is required.
Unlike other popular internship countries in North America, the visa application for South American countries doesn’t face the same hurdles. Honestly, there aren’t really any, because for an internship of fewer than 183 daysyou do not need to apply for a visa in advance. The tourist visa you just get on arrival. Although this is only valid for 90 days, it can be "renewed" by an overnight stay in one of the neighboring countries and is then extended as you re-enter Peru.
In Focus: Working in a Spanish-Speaking Environment
Those who are targeting an internship in South America, must know that their own English skills won’t necessarily improve. However, many candidates start the journey with a small repertoire of Spanish vocabulary and through facing obstacles from time to time use English for communication. During the internship, you should – in spite of initial shyness – always try to converse in Spanish with colleagues. Former interns in Peru confirm that this particular everyday interaction catapulted their language level to a higher level.
Host Family or Community Living?
How comfortable you feel in your living quarters, especially in a developing country such as Peru, has a huge impact on the overall impression of your stay abroad. No matter whether you prefer a more cozy atmosphere in a family or maybe you want to enjoy the student life in a flat - Peru has both to offerand both come recommended! Living with a host familybrings inlinguistic and culinary benefits - first-hand cultural experience, each and every day. If you opt for living in a shared house, then you willlive together with other international like-minded people. Cooking together, going out and game nights are on the agenda.
During an internship in Cusco there are manyday tours offering trips in and around Cusco. With bus rides at night you can travel long distances in a short time. Attractions such as Lake Titicaca or Machu Picchu may soon be checked off your "To Do" list. For the more adrenaline junkies, there is
or paragliding to choose from.
Take full advantage of the weekends, you can even leave the borders of Peru and explore Bolivia, Ecuador, and Colombia. Friday night take the bus Monday morning come back just in time for work, which in Peru is not a problem.