Peru, the third largest country in South America, it shares borders with Ecuad...
Peru, the third largest country in South America, it shares borders with Ecuador, Columbia, Brazil, Bolivia and also Chile. A large mountainous country on the Pacific coast of South America, Peru offers a range of choices for a visitor. The Inca Empire, with Lake Titiaca, Cuzco and Machu Picchu, the Andes, Amazonian rainforests, cloud people, coastal wildlife preserves and cosmopolitan cities are just some reasons to visit Peru. Although in recent years Peru has benefited from a rise in tourism offer some economic relief, millions of Peruvians live below the poverty line. More than half of the country's people struggle to survive, close to one fourth of the population live in extreme poverty. Our programs allow you to take part in meaningful community service work, while discovering the people, sights, sounds, and tastes of Peru. Volunteering in Peru is a way to totally immerse yourself in Spanish culture. This is a great opportunity to make life-long friends, learn a foreign language and discover that one person really can make a difference. Volunteer with us and see A Broader View of the World. "Service is the very purpose of life. It is the rent we pay for living on the planet." -Marian Edelman.