My experience with Hands on Peru was without a doubt, one of the best experiences of my entire life. Prior to this program, I was always on the fence about whether or not I wanted to attend med school. The opportunity to communicate and work directly with patients was incredible. I was not only improving my Spanish, but I felt as thought I was making a difference with a variety of patients, such as those of the psychiatric ward, surgery patients, and many others. Apart from the work itself, Trujillo is a fantastic city. The people here are some of the most hospitable in the entire world. In five short weeks, the friends I made quickly became family. I am counting down the days and saving the dollars until I can return!

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Pooja Iyer, US, University of North Carolina '17