Please see the table below for a list of costs for the different program options in 2018:
Program fees include the following:
Otra Cosa volunteer fee
Service learning fee (small fee paid to partner organizations to help with maintenance of their programs)
Transportation from the airport or bus station in Trujillo to your accommodations
Program fees do not include:
Airfare and other transportation costs (assistance will be provided in arranging travel)
Food (note that the cost of meals in Peru is very affordable; typically $2-5 /meal)
Scholarships and Funding
Students are encouraged to speak with their university’s academic departments and study abroad offices, as many universities offer small scholarships to cover training abroad. Students may be interested in education abroad scholarships, such as the following:
Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships (check local Rotary club for specifics)
PsiChi grants can be used for undergraduate and graduate students who do summer research projects with PASEO.
Discounted flights to Peru can also be found through:
PASEO Salud Mental is a non-profit organization and a 501c3, and we do not make a profit from the organization. If and when we are left with additional funds at the end of the fiscal year, we choose a different practicum site each time and donate specific materials that will contribute to the physical and emotional health of the children, families, or staff, or provide additional trainings that require material purchase or professional consultation. In addition, our team is 50% Peruvian, and we always seek to give back to the Peruvian economy when possible as a measure of gratitude for allowing us to grow and learn on their soil. The director provides more than 100 hours of pro bono capacity building workshops and trainings to the community each year based on presenting mental health challenges and needs.