Program Details

Peruvian Superfoods * Andean Natural Medicine * Nutrition * Holistic Health care * Organic Farming * Vegan Cooking * Peruvian & Andean Cultures * Medicinal Plants * Cleansing
Location:
Cusco, Peru; Urubamba, Peru
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Rolling Starts, Summer, Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Learn about Nutrition & Natural Medicine in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru. This program was designed for those interested in gaining a better understanding of food as medicine, plant based medicine, holistic health and nutrition. We will learn from a variety of experts including a local herbalist, an Andean medicine practitioner, a vegan chef, a nutritionist, Andean guides, and aromatherapy specialists. We take a very hands-on approach to learning through workshops, cooking classes, hikes, patient treatments, and more!

Setting Description:
Urubamba, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru! Small town nestled in the Andes mountains between Cusco and Machu Picchu!
Cost:
2695 USD. Includes: Pre-departure support, International health & accident insurance, Welcome orientation, Acclimatization hike, 24/7 local program coordinator support, Workshops (Peruvian Superfoods, Herbology, Medicinal Plants, Vegan Cooking, Cleansing), Excursions (Organic Planting, Day hikes identifying medicinal plants and herbs, Market visit to identify super-foods), Accommodation, 2 meals/day, Airport pick-up & drop-off, Guided Hikes & Cultural Activities

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
Age 18+
Scholarships:
Yes

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 8 Reviews

  • EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS
    5.0
    06/24/19

    Nicole was super attentive and answered all my questions in detail as well as providing me with extra information that, although I did not ask for, was super helpful. She really cares for you and you feel it. The whole process of application to the program

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Beautiful, beautiful experience!
    5.0
    04/08/18
    I would redo the whole thing all over again if I could! From the way Nicole sets up the program, to exploring, to learning, to the beautiful landscapes and the food–such a rich experience! I will never forget it! So thankful!
    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Natural Medicine and Nutrition
    5.0
    01/10/18

    I had an amazing experience studying natural medicine and nutrition in Peru. I enjoyed having a new perspective on holistic nutrition and the many benefits of leading a natural life. We learned about the many superfoods, detoxes, cleanses, aromatherapy

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Amazing opportunity to learn about nutrition and natural medicine in the Sacred Valley of Peru!
    5.0
    11/15/17

    My experience learning about nutrition and natural medicine in Peru was truly amazing. Through this program I had the opportunity to learn about aspects of natural medicine and holistic nutrition which I have never had the opportunity to learn in school.

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Authenticity in the Sacred Valley
    5.0
    04/07/17

    If you are looking for the most authentic experience possible I would highly recommend this program. Nicole, the program coordinator, offers a far lower price to intern abroad than my own school does! From the moment I turned in my application for this

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Amazing experience!
    5.0
    03/31/17

    I was looking for a program that focused on herbalism and a natural, holistic look at life and medicine. I was also hoping to find something that would get me back into a spanish speaking country to practice my fading language skills and support my love

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Life-Changing Experience
    5.0
    03/26/17

    This program has benefitted my outlook on medicine, nutrition, travel, and my environment in too many ways to count. I came to Peru with little knowledge of nutrition and herbalism, and absolutely no ability to speak Spanish. However, I was immediately

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • The most unique experience you will find in a study abroad program
    5.0
    02/19/17

    My experience with this program truly exceeded my expectations. Nicole, the program director, was so beyond helpful from before the program even started until the very end. I was only there for 3 weeks and I learned so much useful information about plant-based

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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