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  • Dr. Robin and Dr. Ming Keng Teoh
    Dr. Robin and Dr. Ming Keng Teoh,

    We had a wonderful and memorable week with the center's team and the local people, feeling welcomed, happy, valued and just so impressed with the work that these dedicated people are achieving. We strongly recommend that everyone supports CESAPU in every way they can! Many thanks to everyone there for…

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  • Diana López
    Diana López,

    My name is Diana López, and I am a Senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in Biology, Hispanic Literature and Cultures and minoring in Neuroscience. I attended the first Hands on Peru Summer Session of 2017. I initially solely began working with the Hands to…

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  • Isaac McDaniel
    Isaac McDaniel, Summer 2017

    Working for Hands on Peru was one of the most amazing opportunities I have ever had in my life. You are completely submerged in the local culture and really get to live day to day with the people of Peru. They do such a great job with all the volunteers…

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  • Luisa Nilan
    Luisa Nilan, Harvard University

    The 11 weeks that I spent in Peru this summer for HOP were truly amazing! This experience provided everything I could have wanted in a trip. From making friends with all sorts of unique and wonderful people, to dancing and fun Peruvian parties, to getting to do many different rotations…

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  • Gaia Cicerchia
    Gaia Cicerchia,

    I could not have asked for a more rewarding experience! Through the Hands to Teach program I was able to oversee and teach four different elementary school classes. It was amazing to get to know all the kids, learn about their lives while also sharing my life and language with…

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  • Omar Sharaf
    Omar Sharaf, (December 2016 - January 2017)

    Three weeks earlier, I stood in the airport with my brother both excited and nervous. I didn’t know what to expect of this experience. Now, having just left Peru, I already want to go back. I had the opportunity to be a part of the inauguration of the new preventative…

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  • Grace Gunter
    Grace Gunter, (December 2016 - January 2017)

    To feel at home in a foreign country is a feeling that most people have never had the opportunity to experience.  I have just returned to the United States after living with my loving, Peruvian family in Trujillo, Peru for a month as a volunteer with Hands on Peru (HOP).…

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  • Lindsey Holloway
    Lindsey Holloway, US,

    This summer I had an amazing opportunity to travel to Peru and participate in different medical opportunities. I was able to give vaccines, observe surgeries, take the height and weight of many babies, and so much more. I was also able to see several big cities in Peru and learn…

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  • Kiley O’Connor
    Kiley O'Connor, US,

    Every good thing must come to an end, and after 6 weeks of traveling in this beautiful country, I have to say goodbye to Peru. I have made so many wonderful memories and great new friends while here. I made an effort to write in this journal to look back…

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  • Nicole Hanhan
    Nicole Hanhan, US,

    Volunteering & exploring the beautiful country of Peru has been an incredible experience. Above all, I've found that kindness and compassion lie in the simplicity of our being. A smile, a small gesture, a hug, a giving hand... If Peru has taught me anything, it would be that kindness, respect…

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  • Allie Wexler
    Allie Wexler, US,

    These past five weeks have been some of the best weeks of my life. There is no way to put into words the incredible experience I had in Peru. To put it simply, it was life changing. I am so grateful to every person that made this trip possible, without…

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  • Juan Marin
    Juan Marin, Colombia,

    It's a day past the three week mark here in Peru. The experience only keeps getting better. This past weekend was about the best one we've had. A huge highlight was the medical campaign we did in Otuzco, where we got to help hundreds of people and learned a bit…

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  • Laura Musalem
    Laura Musalem, US,

    This country never ceased to amaze me. I feel so fortunate that I was able to experience one of the wonders of the world. I'm sad to say goodbye but I'm thankful for the memories, experiences, and friends. This was really an unforgettable summer.

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  • Sarah Brady
    Sarah Brady, US,

    I had an amazing experience with Hands on Peru and it truly exceeded all of my expectations. I lived with a host mom, Ana, two host brothers, and three HOP volunteers. We all became really close and living with a host family allows you to improve your Spanish and experience…

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  • Kallie Dalton
    Kallie Dalton, US,

    This trip was the best experience of my life. I was able to see do things that most medical students don't get to do until their 3rd year. I witnessed the miracle of birth first hand. It was definitely the most amazing thing I’ve ever witnessed. I was also able…

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