Global Health Team #PERUC78GH12


ARRIVAL: July 8, 2017
DEPARTURE: July 19, 2017
COST: $1895

Just 3 more volunteers to make this trip a 'go'!

Volunteers will be working in developing communities to provide Global Health services to those in need. They will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.

Global Health Teams

ISL’s global health teams are interdisciplinary and able to provide a variety of general medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, healthcare management, and nutrition services in developing communities. From urban centers to small towns and villages in remote areas, our teams work in various settings to provide field clinics in which patient needs are assessed and acute conditions are treated.

Regardless of background, volunteers are able to receive an invaluable opportunity to not only interactively observe health professionals in action, but to actively assist with important aspects of health care under careful supervision. Our holistic approach makes ISL’s global health teams ideal for students of the health professions at all education levels.


The narrow desert belt of Peru’s Pacific coastline stretches the length of the country and harbors fishing villages, beautiful beaches, agricultural lands, and Peru’s major towns and cities, including the capital of Lima. The amazing Andes Mountains separate the arid coastline from the lush Amazon Basin. The ecologically rich tropical rain forests of the Amazon encompass some of the world’s most remote and least explored areas. The Amazon Basin is also home to millions of indigenous highland people, who speak the ancient Inca language of Quechua and live in traditional villages with steeply terraced agricultural fields and wandering herds of llamas and alpacas.

Lima is the capital and largest city in Peru. With a population approaching 9.5 million, Lima is the fourth largest city in all of the Americas. ISL teams work in developing communities in and around the city after taking seminars on tropical disease, vital signs, physical exams, public health surveys, and medical Spanish.

What ISL Provides

ISL Provides 24-hour accompaniment by professional, bilingual staff, airport pickup/drop off, all ground transportation, all lodging, two meals per day, drinking water, instruction by licensed medical professionals, project medications and supplies, tours and basic recreation.

What to Bring

You will need a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, otoscope, scrubs, donations of medications and medical supplies (optional), and funds sufficient to cover one meal per day, premium recreation, personal spending, and departure tax.

Meet the Staff

Cynthia Aguirre Alegre Peru Assistant Team Leader
Cynthia Aguirre Alegre
Team Leader Assistant

Cynthia has worked with ISL since 2014 as an Assistant Team Leader. “I noticed that since ISL volunteers came to help in my community, people’s lives changed a lot. The compassion that volunteers show is admirable. Every time I help with a team, I learn a lot about my culture and volunteers’ culture, and I enjoy every moment with the teams!”

Estefany Cahuas Vergara Peru Translator and Assistant Team Leader
Estefany Cahuas Vergara
Assistant Team Leader

Estefany has been with ISL since 2014, working as a translator and Assistant Team Leader. She says she is “proud of every team of volunteers”, because she knows they come here to help those in need and to learn about Peruvian culture—“which is not something everyone is willing to do.” When not helping with ISL teams, she is working on a degree in accounting.

Carla Martinez Julca Peru Team Leader
Carla Martinez Julca
Team Leader

Carla is a nurse who has been with ISL since 2012. Carla says: “Working for ISL has been one of the most important and amazing experiences I have ever had. ISL gives me more than a job; it gives me good friends [from other countries] and the opportunity to help people in need.” She loves sharing her abilities and knowledge with volunteers as well as… Read more

Lourdes Exebio Quintana Team Leader Peru
Lourdes Exebio Quintana
Team Leader

Lourdes, nicknamed “Lulu” or “Lulito” by ISL volunteers, has been with ISL since 2010 as a Team Translator. In 2013 she was promoted to Team Leader. Lourdes says that ISL teams accomplish “an awesome volunteer work for our country”. When not leading teams, she is a translator and interpreter.

Erika Gonzales Vergara Peru Team Leader
Erika Gonzales Vergara
Team Leader

Erika has been with ISL since 2010 as an Assistant Team Leader in Peru. Her excellent work led to her promotion as a Team Leader in 2012. She says that ISL programs benefit not only the underserved in Peru, but the ISL Peru staff and the volunteers themselves. She wants to thank ISL volunteers “for trusting us”. When not working with ISL teams, she is… Read more

Sandra Díaz Ruiz
Sandra Díaz Ruiz
Country Coordinator

Sandra has been with ISL since 2009 as a Team Leader and Country Coordinator. When not planning ISL programs in Peru, she works as an industrial engineer. Her excellent technological and organizational skills make her a valuable asset to our ISL family. Sandra thanks ISL volunteers “for giving their time and talents to improve the lives of the underserved in Peru”.

Activity Information

You will need a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, otoscope, scrubs, donations of medications and medical supplies (optional), and funds sufficient to cover one meal per day, premium recreation, personal spending, and departure tax.


Peru – Coastal Route

Sample Global Health Itinerary

12 Day Program


Important Program Note:  Teams will participate in some of the following global health activities: home visits, institutional assignments, community clinics and work with professionals, class practice for taking vitals, suture and injection class, and school screenings/health education sessions. Therefore, time periods noted as “Global Health Activities” may refer to any of the above, to be determined based on volunteer expertise level and needs of our community at the time.


Optional Activities: Are available upon request.


Day 1:  Arrive in Lima, Peru, exchange money, settle into housing; Practical and Medical Orientation; Medical Spanish class; Dinner and rest.


Day 2:  Global Health Activities; Visit Historical Center of Peru; Pharmacology Seminar.


Day 3:  Global Health Activities; Suture Seminar.


Day 4:  Global Health Activities; Tropical Disease Presentation.


Day 5:  Global Health Activities half day; Travel to Pisco/Paracas.


Day 6:  Recreation; Ballestas Island, Paracas National Reserve and Huacachina oasis; Handicrafts and cultural experience.  Options for R&R to visit: Dune buggy rides at Huacachina: $18.00, Ballestas Island: $14.00,
Paracas National reserve: $5.00

Return to Lima.


Day 7:  Global Health Activities; Dinner and group reflection.


Day 8: Global Health Activities; Dinner and group reflection


Day 9:  Global Health Activities; Dinner and group reflection


Day 10:  Share with the community; optional sand boardingtour to Huacachina in Ica, Peru. ($18.00 US)


Day 11: Recreation day in Pisco; return to Lima


Day 12: Departure.