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 Peruvian culture first-hand.
This program is perfect for anyone interested in a health-related career, or anyone who just loves to help others! It was interesting to see Peru's healthcare system up close and be able to interact with those in need. Everyone in the community is so grateful for your help and more than willing to teach you new things while you are at your worksites.
My favorite part of the program was the medical campaign at the end. HOP is unlike any other volunteer program because you actually get to do so much hands on work! You don't just observe and sit in the background...you really make a difference and learn a lot.
Thanks again for everything this summer.
Sarah Brady, US,