On the Peru Health Promotion Challenge, you will spend two weeks volunteering on a range of health promotion interventions aimed at increasing awareness of key health issues in the Sacred Valley. You will be challenged to step out of your comfort zone and think creatively while being part of a long-term solution to improving overall community health.

Experience

You will be volunteering with local community members in the Sacred Valley including school children, teachers and parents to deliver health workshops focusing on essential health and wellbeing topics like basic first-aid, hygiene and sanitation, human anatomy and bodily function, diet and nutrition, mental health, girls and women’s health and non-communicable diseases. These workshops will play a big role in increasing the overall health of the community, as locals will receive the knowledge they need to keep themselves and their families healthy.

You can find out more about the Peru Health Promotion Challenge program by visiting the Challenges Abroad website. 

Credit 

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences students may be eligible for Level 2 credit through PHSS2000: Practical Employability Experience. Students must have space within their program for a 2 unit general elective. For more information, visit the course webpage.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Abroad Student Eligibility Criteria and any eligibility criteria set by Challenges Abroad. 

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Costs

The program fee is $2,050 AUD. More information regarding program fees can be found on the Challenges Abroad website. 

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding

Accommodation

Accommodation is included in the program cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the Challenges Abroad website.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 15 October
Host: 15 October

Program Dates

Start: 30 November 2019
End: 14 December 2019

Fast Facts

Type: Volunteering
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Peru
Credit: Not-for-credit only
Cohort: Undergraduate, Postgraduate

OS-HELP Loan

If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​

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