Scholarships are available. Apply before March 15 to secure your spot!
Operation Groundswell’s Peru: Healthcare in Development program examines healthcare from multiple perspectives offering insight into the contrasts between the American and Peruvian health care systems as well as western and traditional Andean approaches to health and wellness. So, from the hustle and bustle of Lima to the cobblestone streets of the former Incan capital of Cusco and remote corners of the surrounding Sacred Valley, we’ll trace Peru’s long history of traditional medicine to their more recent transition to “modern” healthcare while exploring Andean ways of life old and new. We’ll visit local clinics, dig into sustainable agricultural, taste highland cuisine, interact with plant-based medicine, and examine holistic approaches to healthcare. We’ll work on innovative community initiatives and learn alongside local practitioners.
The immersive classroom will challenge students physically while pushing them to think critically about healthcare and service delivery in a unique cultural landscape.