Nutrition and Natural Medicine in PERU

  Nutrition and Natural Medicine: Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru!

Summer ’17: Apply by May 1 / Winter 17/18 Apply by Sept 1

Nutrition and Natural Medicine
Planting an Organic Garden at a Local School

Program Dates: July 22-August 5, 2017 (Apply by May 1) & December 27, 2017-January 7, 2018 (Apply by Sept. 1) Custom Dates may be available upon request.
Program Fee: $2,695 ~ Apply Now
Program Description:

Nutrition and Natural Medicine
Herbal Medicine in the Andes!

Peruvian Superfoods * Andean Natural Medicine * Nutrition * Holistic Health * Organic Farming *  Vegan Cooking * Peruvian & Andean Cultures * Medicinal Plants * Cleansing

Learn about Holistic Nutrition and Natural Medicine in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru. This program was designed for those interested in gaining a better understanding about food as medicine, plant based medicine, 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 organic farming specialists. We take a very hands-on approach to learning through workshops, cooking classes, hikes, patient treatments, and gardening.

Former students share their experience: Sarah from Fort Lewis College, Elizabeth from Chico State

Nutrition and Natural Medicine
Identifying Medicinal Plants with a local Herbalist

Nutrition and Natural Medicine
Treating Patients with Plant-based Medicines


Nutrition and Natural Medicine
Visiting a High Andean Community

  • Pre-departure support (packing list, travel tips, what to expect)
  • International health & accident insurance
  • Welcome orientation & Guided intro to Urubamba
  • Acclimatization hike
  • 24/7 local program coordinator support
  • Workshops (Peruvian Superfoods, Herbology, Medicinal Plants, Vegan Cooking, Cleansing)* Note: Workshops topics could change though it is unlikely.
  • Excursions (Organic Planting, Day hikes identifying medicinal plants and herbs, Market visit to identify superfoods)
  • Accommodation: Housing  (shared room & bathroom) Private room available upon request for an additional fee.
  • Meals: Meal Plan with 2 meals/day (except on departure and arrival days)
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off to/from Cusco airport
  • ISIC Student Discount Card (valid for discounts around the world for a full year, only for current students)
  • Guided Hikes & Cultural Activities
    • Cultural activities
    • Guided hikes to indigenous communities

Nutrition and Natural Medicine
Preparing for the Vegan Cooking Session

Not Included:
  • Round-trip flight to Cusco (Student fares are available here). The sooner you book, the cheaper the flight will be!
  • Extra travel, additional meals, miscellaneous expenses (beyond those described above)
  • Optional add-on trips to Machu Picchu, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Nazca Lines, Puerto Maldonado, Lima, Puno, Lake Titicaca, & Bolivia available upon request.
  • Traveler’s insurance (optional).

Application Process:

1)       Click here to fill out the application form

2)       Pay the $95 application fee with application.

At this point, we will review your application; and, if selected, we will verify your acceptance with an email. Note: your application fee is refundable only in the case that you are not accepted.

3)       Upon receipt of the acceptance email, Program Fee deposit of $500 is due. Make your deposit as soon as possible to secure your placement, as space is limited. Note: This deposit is not an extra fee, it will be deducted from your total Program Fee. This deposit is not refundable except under extreme circumstances.

4)     2 months before the program starts,  pay program fee balance. Payment plans are available upon request.

5)       1 month prior to program start date, email a copy of your flight itinerary, a scanned copy of your passport, most recent grades if you are a student, a picture to be used for your student discount card, medical release “doctor’s note” from a doctor that you have had a travel physical and checked that you have the proper vaccinations, and signed waivers to:

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