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Challenges Abroad - Peru

The call to apply for the Challenges Abroad - Peru programme is now open and will close on the 23rd March 2022.. You can apply by clicking the following link: Global Opps Application System


About the programme

Where you will be going:

Your programme will be based in the Sacred Valley in a town called Urubamba, located near to the Urubamba river about an hour away from Cusco. The Sacred Valley is a region in the Andean highlands. It is called the Sacred Valley because it contains some of the best lands in the region. The Sacred valley is home to colonial towns and isolated weaving villages. Top attractions include incredible colourful  markets with traditional handicrafts, and the Inca citadels of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.


What you will be doing:

On the Peru Social Impact programme, you will be based in the local community, working in communities and local schools and contributing to community development programmes whilst learning about Peruvian culture. You will be delivering workshops on a variety of topics that may include STEM, Conversational English and Environmental Awareness. You may even work on a small practical project such as gardening or making eco-bricks.

You will have each weekend free on your programme to visit some of the top sights- don't miss spending a weekend in Cusco, or a visit to the lost city of the Inca's, Machu Picchu!


Where you will be staying:

You will be staying at a local guesthouse that we use regularly. All the rooms are dorm style, so you will be sharing with 2-4 other volunteers. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with western toilets, hot showers and a sink. There is plenty of space for you to relax in your spare time, including a large outside courtyard and welcoming reception area.


The trip will take place in July 2022 travel permitting under Covid, Cardiff Met and UK government guidelines. 

Dates: 22nd July 2022 to 21st August 2022


Who is eligible to apply?

Full time students from any Cardiff Met school.  Priority will be given to students form a widening participation background


The cost of this trip will be approximately £1795 plus flights

Funding of up to £1000 will be given to each successful student.



Funding is available via Turing and GO Bursary.  For more information please contact