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About Proyecto Peru

Proyecto Peru offers an intercultural and rewarding experience in the Cusco area by learning, living, and working with locals and, therefore, creating a mutual and beneficial situation for the traveler and the people from Cusco.

Our Mission

Our mission is to prepare internship and volunteering opportunities with local projects to help them achieve their long-term goals, to arrange Spanish classes with native Spanish teachers, and to provide accommodation at homestay guest families in order to create a wide array of cultural and rewarding experiences for students and travelers from all over the world.

Facts
- 700 clients per year
- Top 3 countries: US, Holland, Canada
- More than 40 different projects around Cusco
- More than 20 homestay guest families

Our Objectives

  • To develop the Peruvian community by sending volunteers and invest in local projects
  • To help host families in the Cusco community obtain extra income
  • To provide students and a school for our native Spanish teachers
  • To provide a comfortable home-feel environment for our students and volunteers
  • To give our travelers a cross-cultural experience with the locals
  • To make the traveler's stay a giving and rewarding experience
  • To offer good quality services for a reasonable price

Financial Principle

Proyecto Peru is a Closely Held Corporation (S.A.C.) We coordinate volunteering and internschips for free. We think that helping, without wanting anything in return, shouldn't be charged.

Coordinating volunteering and maintaining a network of projects cost money. These costs and our organisational costs, like rent, taxes, salaries, etc., are covered with other services like accommodation and Spanish classes.

Donations are common use in Peru. The donations are used to buy consumables or to improve projects on the long run. All the donated money goes 100% to the projects. Since Proyecto Peru has close contact with the projects, we watch over the correct use and appliance of the donated gifts.

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History

Proyecto Peru is located in Cusco, Peru and was founded in 2005. The owners are Dora Elguera and Coen Bosch. Dora, one of the original founders of the school, has years of experience with organizations specializing in language, culture and volunteer projects. Coen joined in 2015 and has the responsibility of marketing, IT and improving the quality of the many services Proyecto Peru provides.

Together with their international team of enthusiast professionals, Proyecto Peru has the experience, knowledge and ability to customize language programs and projects based on every students needs.

Our Staff

Working for Us

If you are interested in working for us, please read about the possibilities we have below and send us an e-mail with your CV and a short motivation. We can offer you working in a fun, young and international setting. Depending on your experience and skillset, we can offer accommodation in Cusco or Spanish lessons in exchange.

  • Marketing and communications:

    Proyecto Peru is looking for a specialist in online marketing and for an international communications specialist. We are looking for a responsible, hands-on person with experience. Do you want to work in a young and international environment and do you speak several languages?
  • English teacher:

    Proyecto Peru is an accredited language institute. Not only do we teach Spanish and Quechua to foreigners, we also teach English for the local people of Cusco. Do you want to teach English abroad with us in Cusco? We require our teachers to be native English speakers, to have a TEFOL/CELTA or a simular certificate for teaching English as a second language, and at least half a year teaching experience. Only long term commitments are considered. Our teachers are professional, punctual and social and give fun and well prepared classes. Please write us at [email protected], include your CV, tell us when you can start, for how long you are available and what your Spanish level is.
  • Spanish teacher:

    To work as a Spanish teacher in our language school, you must be Peruvian, have an advanced English level, live in the city of Cusco, have a university degree in education, languages or literature and a certificate to teach Spanish as a second language. We require a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience. Please come to our Spanish school in Cusco with your CV so we can meet in person and talk about the possibilities.
  • Temporary work exchange or internship:

    We are always interested in people who want to work abroad for some time. Depending on the time you want to spend in Cusco, the season and your background we have possibilities in our Spanish school, English institute, volunteer program or internship agency. Some examples for working with us during your stay in Cusco or internship: Translate our website in another language or improving the website, Volunteer coordinator in high season (may-october), Webdesign, Online marketing and PR, Local promotion and flyering, International communications, Administration, SEO-specialist, Photographer / video to make professional promotional material for Proyecto Peru.