Program Requirements

Ideal candidates for the language and culture training program fit the following criteria:

1. Current students or professionals in psychology and related fields, including:

  • Advanced undergraduate students in psychology or related fields who plan to enter graduate study or work in the field of mental health.

  • Current graduate students in psychology (clinical, school or counseling psychology programs at masters or doctoral level) or related fields (social work or psychiatry).

  • Working professionals (psychologists, LCSWs or LPCs) already in the field who are looking to advance their linguistic and cultural competencies for clinical practice.

2. Demonstrate an interest in and/or experience working with Latino cultures and underserved populations.

3. Have intermediate to advanced Spanish language skills. (Note that students whose language level is found to be too low can still arrange for other opportunities to volunteer with local NGOs, and our team is happy to help students find a proper placement to enhance their language skills. Please refer to this table to help decide your language level).

If you are unsure of your level of Spanish, feel free to contact us for help with a classification.

How to Apply

Please note that we will NOT be running the program in 2020. We are making some programmatic changes to better serve the northern Peru community, and think these changes will also help improve the student experience. We are excited to share more information next year. Applications for the 2021 program will be released by October 1, 2020.

Once the application is live, you can complete the Google Forms Application by clicking on the link below. Note that you will be asked to upload a brief response to a prompt in Spanish and that you will also be asked to submit your CV through this form. To be considered for the 2021 program, your application must be complete by January 31st, 2021.