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Language Immersion: Peru

Spanish Language Immersion and Service-Learning

In Cusco, Peru

On NMH’s travel program in Cusco, Peru, you’ll spend three weeks improving your Spanish-language skills, taking part in service projects, and learning about the history and culture of this former capital of the Incan Empire, a UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity site.

Peru native wearing colorful poncho looking out over a mountain that is striped with color similar to poncho, red, yellow etc
Students planting seeds in Peru
Cusco Peru native, colorfully dressed woman
Colorful Cusco market, fruits, blue umbrellas, colorful clothing
Quinoa fields in Peru
Peru city landscape
Parade girls in Cusco Peru
NMH students group photo with ruins in background
Town of Cuzco

In this immersive program, you’ll live with a local host family, giving you the chance to practice your Spanish every day while gaining an authentic look at Peruvian culture. 

Student making a meal in Peru

You’ll spend your mornings in language classes. Some afternoons, you’ll participate in community service projects, which may include volunteering in health clinics, preparing meals for local school children, or growing or harvesting fruits and vegetables.

Other days, you’ll explore with your classmates: visiting museums and markets, taking salsa and cooking classes. There will also be excursions to the Sacred Valley region of the Andean highlands, including Machu Picchu, the 15th-century citadel known as the “Lost City of the Incas” and one of the Seven Wonders of the World.