Reading Week: Medical & Education
Lima, Peru
February 13-23, 2020
SEA+ (experience for ages 45+)
Lima, Trujillo, Chiclayo & Piura Peru
March 1-14, 2020
Education
Lima, Peru
May 16-29, 2020
Community Health (Joint Trip to Ecuador & Peru)
Guayaquil, Ecuador & Lima, Peru
June 16 to July 5, 2020
Medical Missions
Lima, Peru
June 22 - July 5
Medical Mission (Short)
Lima, Peru
June 25 - July 1
Medical Missions
Guayaquil, Ecuador
July 16 - 29, 2020
Business
Guayaquil, Ecuador
July 16 - 29, 2020
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Reading Week: Medical & Education

Location:

Lima, Peru

Date:

February 13-23, 2020

Registration Status:

Open

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur

Overview:

On this trip, participants will have an international, service-learning experience through their participation in educational or medical campaigns and the development of a construction project, in the low-income communities of Pamplona Alta, Lima, Peru. Participants will also have the opportunity to partake in a variety of charitable activities while exploring the deep, rich culture of Peru.

Partner Organization(s):

SEA’s main logistical partner on this expedition in Peru are Solidaridad en Marcha, Bridges, and Construyendo Comunidades. Additionally, the local municipalities of San Juan de Miraflores and Pamplona Alta support the volunteer projects and health campaigns.

Side Trip:

The side trip includes: Option A: a 3-day trip to Cusco to visit the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site. For more information about Machu Picchu, click here. Option B: a 3-day trip to Huacachina, a village in southwestern Peru built around a small and impressive oasis surrounded by incredible sand dunes, and Ballestas Islands, considered one of the richest marine life sanctuaries in the world.

Cost:

Machu Picchu Culture Package: $3,596 CAD or Huacachina-Ballestas Islands Culture Package: $2,970 CAD *this includes: flights, meals (except dinners during cultural activities), accommodations, ground transportation, and project expenses. Plus a three day trip to Cusco +Machu Picchu or Huacachina + Ballestas Islands

Accommodations:

Accommodations are comfortable and safe. Our group will be staying together on the same property at a retreat house in Lima. Local staff will cook and prepare our meals daily. Strict dietary requirements can be accommodated for. Beds and bedding will be provided and the house is fully equipped with bathrooms and showers with hot water. The building is also surrounded by a security gate and is located in a very safe part of the city. During the cultural activities to Huacachina and Cusco, participants will stay in 2-3 star hotels with these very same standards.

Extras:

All the main essentials are included in the cost, however participants may want to bring extra spending money for souvenirs and meals during the cultural excursion. Airport taxes, vaccinations, travel insurance (this must include medical and cancellation and interruption insurance), and potential tourist visas are not covered by SEA. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Peru. For more information about Canadians traveling to Peru, click here.

Volunteer Placement(s):

EDUCATION PLACEMENT: Participants that choose to participate in the educational campaign will spend their time teaching English and interacting with students of various school ages, as requested by parents and local community leaders, in order to increase global interaction in a global world. Participants will not only have the opportunity to teach English but also run day camp type activities during the children’s summer vacation. Placements take place out of local community spaces.


MEDICAL PLACEMENT: Participants that choose to participate in the medical campaign, will have the opportunity to be a part of a 4-day mission where over 1,000 patients living in the human developments of Lima, Peru are seen. Participants will have the chance to work together with Peruvian and Canadian physicians, nurses, dentists, and other health agents, to address urgent care, triage, and diagnose primary complaints. Participants will also participate in the organization and tracking of the pharmacy’s inventory, prepping it for its daily use at each campaign location. This option is only open to participants in health-related programs/careers.
CONSTRUCTION/RENOVATION: Regardless of the option selected above, all participants will also get to work with community members in the construction of 100 metre set of stairs on rough terrain to ensure safety of families on the way to school and the city.

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program. It must include cancellation and interruption ‘for any reason.’ SEA does not cover travel insurance but can refer you to appropriate agencies that sell them. Consult for info.
To learn more about our cancellation policy, click here. Apply today by clicking here.

SEA+ (experience for ages 45+)

Location:

Lima, Trujillo, Chiclayo & Piura Peru

Date:

March 1-14, 2020

Registration Status:

Open

Trip Leader:

Alberto Garcia Amans

Overview:

The SEA+ Program is a solidarity program that seeks to give participants the opportunity to take part in a series of small projects that benefit elderly people of low-economic resources, currently living within nursing homes in Latin America. These projects are focused in improving the living conditions of seniors and consist of implementing and/or remodeling their communal, living spaces with the direct participation of the Canadian Volunteers. The program also incorporates medical attention to seniors, conducted by a team of local doctors and other health professionals. This experience will allow participants to further enrich their knowledge on how to best support seniors so that they may live in dignity. Within the program, there is also a series of cultural tourism activities. This includes visiting and partaking in touristic activities within Lima and three other cities, north of Lima, where pre-Incan cultures flourished and became the cradle for the today’s famous Peruvian cuisine.

Side Trip:

Cultural Activities:

  • In Lima
    • City tour
    • Experiential gastronomic tour “The Peruvian Experience”
    • Visits to “Huacas” (Inca and Pre-Inca Ceremonial Centers)
    • Visit to the Spanish fortress of Real Felipe in the port of Callao
    • Yacht ride through the bay of Lima
    • Visit to the Palomino Islands and interact with sea lions
  • In Trujillo:
    • City tour
    • Visit to the pre-Inca citadel of Chan Chan (considered the largest mud city in the world)
    • Visit to the Huaca del Sol and la Luna (the most important ceremonial centers of northern Peru belonging to the Mochica culture)
    • Visit to the museum of La Señora de Cao (Queen of Mochica culture)
    • Typical lunch in the port of Huanchaco
  • In Chiclayo:
    • Visit the museum “Royal Tombs of Sipan” (Collection of the largest gold pieces in the world after the tomb of Tutankhamun)
    • Visit and typical lunch in the port of Pimentel
  • In Piura:
    • Two-day stay at Colan beach with probable whale watching and fishing activities

Cost:

What's Included: • Project materials • Airfare (Toronto – Lima (round trip) and Piura – Lima (one-way)) • Airport transfer to and from Lima International Airport • Accommodation in 4-star hotels • Cultural activities (tours and museums) • Breakfast and lunch included (except lunch on the last day at the beach); only one dinner is included • In-country private transportation for entirety of the trip What's not included: • Transportation to and from the Toronto airport • Dinners • Travel vaccinations and medications • Spending money • Visas* • Travel/health insurance (refer to the "TRAVEL INSURACE" section below) *Canadian citizens do not need a visa to go to Peru.

Accommodations:

Groups will stay in 4-star hotels, in safe neighbourhoods within tyohe cities of Lima, Trujillo, Chiclayo, and Piura.

Extras:

Further Programming: Throughout the program, participants will be accompanied by Dr. Victor Carcelen, President of the Ibero-American Society of Gerontology and three times past President of the Peruvian Society of Geriatrics. Dr. Carcelen will be an important member and contribution to the group, as he is the author of the pedagogical material at the University of Oxford. Participants will participate in lectures and learn about:

  • Adult Values
  • Health, Nutrition & Independence
  • Strategies to Prevent Dependence

Volunteer Placement(s):

Participants will have the opportunity to execute some of the following projects within nursing homes in Lima, Trujillo and Piura:

  • Implementation of orchards
  • Improvement and installation of doors and windows
  • Interior painting
  • Installation of sanitary spaces
  • Building wooden benches for dining rooms
  • Installation of curtains in bedrooms

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program. It must include cancellation and interruption ‘for any reason.’ SEA does not cover travel insurance but can refer you to appropriate agencies that sell them. Consult for info.
To learn more about our cancellation policy, click here. Apply today by clicking here.

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Education

Location:

Lima, Peru

Date:

May 16-29, 2020

Registration Status:

Open

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur

Overview:

On this trip, participants will have an international service-learning experience by teaching in classrooms of low-income schools. Participants will also have the opportunity to partake in a variety of charitable activities while exploring the deep, rich culture of Peru.

Partner Organization(s):

Our main partner on this trip is Solidaridad en Marcha, however most of our interactions and volunteer work is coordinated directly with local schools in the municipality of San Juan de Miraflores, which is a developing area within the city of Lima.

Side Trip:

4-day trip to Cusco to visit the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site. For more information about Machu Picchu, click here. or 4-day trip to one of the richest marine life sanctuaries of the Ballestas Islands and the incredible sand dunes and oasis of Huacachina.

Cost:

Machu Picchu Culture Package: $3,596 CAD or Huacachina-Ballestas Islands Culture Package: $2,970 CAD *this includes: flights, meals (except dinners during cultural activities), accommodations, ground transportation, and project expenses. Plus a four day trip to Cusco +Machu Picchu or Huacachina + Ballestas Islands

Accommodations:

Accommodations are comfortable and safe. Our group will be staying together on the same property at a retreat house in Lima. Local staff will cook and prepare our meals daily. Strict dietary requirements can be accommodated for. Beds and bedding will be provided and the house is fully equipped with bathrooms and showers with hot water. The building is also surrounded by a security gate and is located in a very safe part of the city. During the cultural activities to Huacachina and Cusco, participants will stay in 2-3 star hotels with these very same standards.

Extras:

All the main essentials are included in the cost, however participants may want to bring extra spending money for souvenirs and meals during the cultural excursion. Airport taxes, vaccinations, travel insurance (this must include medical and cancellation and interruption insurance), and potential tourist visas are not covered by SEA. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Peru. For more information about Canadians traveling to Peru, click here.

Volunteer Placement(s):

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  1. teach English in Peruvian public classrooms to increase global interaction in a global world for students that might not otherwise have access to learning a second language
  2. create their own lesson plans with guidance from leaders and local homeroom teachers
  3. perform Right-to-Play type of activities
  4. participate in the development of construction projects such as 100-metre set of stairs, on rough terrain, to ensure safety of families on their way to school and the city

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program. It must include cancellation and interruption ‘for any reason.’ SEA does not cover travel insurance but can refer you to appropriate agencies that sell them. Consult for info.
To learn more about our cancellation policy, click here. Apply today by clicking here.

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Community Health (Joint Trip to Ecuador & Peru)

Location:

Guayaquil, Ecuador & Lima, Peru

Date:

June 16 to July 5, 2020

Registration Status:

Open

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur

Overview:

SEA’s projects abroad vary from country to country but will often fall into three main areas: health campaigns, educational campaigns and construction/renovations projects. Our priority is to respond to the needs of each community we encounter based on continual relationships with local foundations. On this trip, participants will volunteer in medical campaigns to serve unmet needs in the shantytowns throughout the southern part of Guayaquil, Ecuador and the outskirts of Lima, Peru. June 16 – 22 Guayaquil, Ecuador June 22 – July 5 Lima & Cusco, Peru

Partner Organization(s):

La Fundación Acción Solidaria (Ecuador), Solidaridad en Marcha (Peru), and Medical Missions to Peru (USA).

Side Trip:

Towards the end of their mission, participants will have the opportunity to have the opportunity to embark on a 4-day trip to: A) Cusco to visit the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site. For more information about Machu Picchu, click here. or B) One of the richest marine life sanctuaries – the Ballestas Islands – and the incredible sand dunes and oasis of Huacachina.

Cost:

ECUADOR-PERU Joint Trip Machu Picchu Culture Package: $4,300 CAD or Huacachina-Ballestas Islands Culture Package: $3,680 CAD *this includes: flights, meals (except dinners during cultural activities), accommodations, ground transportation, and project expenses. Plus a four day trip to Cusco +Machu Picchu or Huacachina + Ballestas Islands

Accommodations:

Accommodations are comfortable and safe. Our group will be staying together on the same property at a retreat house (or something similar) in both Guayaquil and Lima. Local staff will cook and prepare our meals daily. Strict dietary requirements can be accommodated for. Beds and bedding will be provided and the house is fully equipped with bathrooms and showers with hot water. The building is also surrounded by a security gate and is located in a very safe part of the city. During the cultural activities to Huacachina and Cusco, participants will stay in 2-3 star hotels with these very same standards.

Extras:

All the main essentials are included in the cost, however participants may want to bring extra spending money for souvenirs and meals during the cultural excursion. Airport taxes, vaccinations, travel insurance (this must include medical and cancellation and interruption insurance), and potential tourist visas are not covered by SEA. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Ecuador or Peru. For more information about Canadians traveling to Ecuador, click here. For more information about Canadians traveling to Peru, click here.

Volunteer Placement(s):

On these campaigns, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • deliver health care services to patients of lower-income communities. These communities can often be rural, urban and/or coastal.
  • be a part of health promotion projects focused in first aid, menstruation, dental, nutrition, lice treatment, and many others!
  • assist local doctors and other health professionals in the triage, diagnostics, and health education of patients
  • learn of local health systems and visit local rural and private hospitals

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program. It must include cancellation and interruption ‘for any reason.’ SEA does not cover travel insurance but can refer you to appropriate agencies that sell them. Consult for info.
To learn more about our cancellation policy, click here. Apply today by clicking here.

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Medical Missions

Location:

Lima, Peru

Date:

June 22 - July 5

Registration Status:

Open

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur

Overview:

Participants will have an international learning experience by working on medical campaigns with healthcare professionals and medical students to serve unmet needs in shantytowns throughout the southern part of Lima. Participants will also have the opportunity to partake in a variety of charitable activities while exploring the deep, rich culture of Peru.

Partner Organization(s):

SEA’s main logistical partner on this expedition in Peru are Solidaridad en Marcha and Construyendo Comunidades. Additionally, the local municipalities of San Juan de Miraflores and Pamplona Alta support the volunteer projects and health campaigns.

Side Trip:

4-day trip to Cusco to visit the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site. For more information about Machu Picchu, click here. or 4-day trip to one of the richest marine life sanctuaries of the Ballestas Islands and the incredible sand dunes and oasis of Huacachina.

Cost:

Machu Picchu Culture Package: $3,596 CAD or Huacachina-Ballestas Islands Culture Package: $2,970 CAD *this includes: flights, meals (except dinners during cultural activities), accommodations, ground transportation, and project expenses. Plus a four day trip to Cusco +Machu Picchu or Huacachina + Ballestas Islands

Accommodations:

Accommodations are comfortable and safe. Our group will be staying together on the same property at a retreat house in Lima. Local staff will cook and prepare our meals daily. Strict dietary requirements can be accommodated for. Beds and bedding will be provided and the house is fully equipped with bathrooms and showers with hot water. The building is also surrounded by a security gate and is located in a very safe part of the city. During the cultural activities to Huacachina and Cusco, participants will stay in 2-3 star hotels with these very same standards.

Extras:

All the main essentials are included in the cost, however participants may want to bring extra spending money for souvenirs and meals during the cultural excursion. Airport taxes, vaccinations, travel insurance (this must include medical and cancellation and interruption insurance), and potential tourist visas are not covered by SEA. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Peru. For more information about Canadians traveling to Peru, click here.

Volunteer Placement(s):

On these campaigns, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • deliver health care services to patients of lower-income communities. These communities can often be rural, urban and/or coastal
  • be a part of health promotion projects focused in first aid, menstruation, dental, nutrition, lice treatment, and many others!
  • assist doctors and other health professionals from Peru, Canada and the United States in the triage, diagnostics, and health education of patients
  • learn of local health systems and visit local clinics/hospitals

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program. It must include cancellation and interruption ‘for any reason.’ SEA does not cover travel insurance but can refer you to appropriate agencies that sell them. Consult for info.
To learn more about our cancellation policy, click here. Apply today by clicking here.

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Medical Mission (Short)

Location:

Lima, Peru

Date:

June 25 - July 1

Registration Status:

Open

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur

Overview:

Participants will have an international learning experience by working on medical campaigns with healthcare professionals and medical students to serve unmet needs in shantytowns throughout the southern part of Lima. Participants will also have the opportunity to partake in a variety of charitable activities while exploring the deep, rich culture of Peru.

Partner Organization(s):

SEA’s main logistical partner on this expedition in Peru are Solidaridad en Marcha and Construyendo Comunidades. Additionally, the local municipalities of San Juan de Miraflores and Pamplona Alta support the volunteer projects and health campaigns.

Side Trip:

This is not included in this experience.

Cost:

$2,400 CAD *this includes: flights, meals, accommodations, ground transportation, cultural evening outings, and project expenses.

Accommodations:

Accommodations are comfortable and safe. Our group will be staying together on the same property at a retreat house in Lima. Local staff will cook and prepare our meals daily. Strict dietary requirements can be accommodated for. Beds and bedding will be provided and the house is fully equipped with bathrooms and showers with hot water. The building is also surrounded by a security gate and is located in a very safe part of the city.

Extras:

All the main essentials are included in the cost, however participants may want to bring extra spending money for souvenirs and other additional, personal expenses. Airport taxes, vaccinations, travel insurance (this must include medical and cancellation and interruption insurance), and potential tourist visas are not covered by SEA. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Peru. For more information about Canadians traveling to Peru, click here.

Volunteer Placement(s):

On these campaigns, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • deliver health care services to patients of lower-income communities
  • assist doctors and other health professionals from Peru, Canada and the United States in the triage, diagnostics, and health education of patients
  • other roles can be in: logistics, pharmacy, daycare, and many more!

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program. It must include cancellation and interruption ‘for any reason.’ SEA does not cover travel insurance but can refer you to appropriate agencies that sell them. Consult for info.
To learn more about our cancellation policy, click here. Apply today by clicking here.

Medical Missions

Location:

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Date:

July 16 - 29, 2020

Registration Status:

Open

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur

Overview:

SEA’s projects abroad vary from country to country but will often fall into three main areas: health campaigns, educational campaigns and construction/renovations projects. Our priority is to respond to the needs of each community we encounter based on continual relationships with local foundations. On this trip, participants will volunteer in medical campaigns to serve unmet needs within the coastal, urban, and rural communities surrounding the city of Guayaquil.

Partner Organization(s):

La Fundacion Accion Solidaria

Side Trip:

Participants will visit Salinas, a beach town on the Pacific Ocean, as well as Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular tourist destination high in the Andean Mountains. For more information about Cuenca, click here.

Cost:

$3,596 CAD includes: flights, meals, accommodations, ground transportation, cultural experience, and project expenses.

Accommodations:

Accommodations are comfortable and safe. Our group will be staying together on the same property at a retreat house in Guayaquil. Local staff will cook and prepare our meals daily. Strict dietary requirements can be accommodated for. Beds and bedding will be provided and the house is fully equipped with bathrooms and showers with hot water. The building is also surrounded by a security gate and is located in a very safe part of the city. During the cultural activities to Cuenca and Salinas, participants will stay in 2-3 star hotels with these very same standards.

Extras:

All the main essentials are included in the cost, however participants may want to bring extra spending money for souvenirs and meals during the cultural excursion. Airport taxes, vaccinations, travel insurance (this must include medical and cancellation and interruption insurance), and potential tourist visas are not covered by SEA. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Ecuador. For more information about Canadians traveling to Ecuador, click here.

Volunteer Placement(s):

On these campaigns, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • deliver health care services to patients of lower-income communities. These communities can often be rural, urban and/or coastal
  • be a part of health promotion projects focused in first aid, menstruation, dental, nutrition, lice treatment, and many others!
  • assist local doctors and other health professionals in the triage, diagnostics, and health education of patients
  • learn of local health systems and visit local clinics/hospitals

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program. It must include cancellation and interruption ‘for any reason.’ SEA does not cover travel insurance but can refer you to appropriate agencies that sell them. Consult for info.
To learn more about our cancellation policy, click here. Apply today by clicking here.

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Business

Location:

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Date:

July 16 - 29, 2020

Registration Status:

Open

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur

Overview:

SEA’s projects abroad vary from country to country. Our priority is to respond to the needs of each community we encounter based on continual relationships with local foundations. On this trip, participants will volunteer in social business and community development projects to serve unmet needs within the coastal, urban, and rural communities surrounding the city of Guayaquil.

Partner Organization(s):

La Fundación Acción Solidaria & Humane Escuela de Negocios

Side Trip:

Participants will visit Salinas, a beach town on the Pacific Ocean, as well as Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular tourist destination high in the Andean Mountains. For more information about Cuenca, click here.

Cost:

$3,596 CAD includes: flights, meals, accommodations, ground transportation, cultural experience, and project expenses.

Accommodations:

Accommodations are comfortable and safe. Our group will be staying together on the same property at a retreat house in Guayaquil. Local staff will cook and prepare our meals daily. Strict dietary requirements can be accommodated for. Beds and bedding will be provided and the house is fully equipped with bathrooms and showers with hot water. The building is also surrounded by a security gate and is located in a very safe part of the city. During the cultural activities to Cuenca and Salinas, participants will stay in 2-3 star hotels with these very same standards.

Extras:

All the main essentials are included in the cost, however participants may want to bring extra spending money for souvenirs and meals during the cultural excursion. Airport taxes, vaccinations, travel insurance (this must include medical and cancellation and interruption insurance), and potential tourist visas are not covered by SEA. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Ecuador. For more information about Canadians traveling to Ecuador, click here.

Volunteer Placement(s):

On these campaigns, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • facilitate workshops and offer support in different aspects of entrepreneurship, finance & marketing
  • be a part in the development of venture plans for local entrepreneurial community members
  • participate in a series of projects run by local partners focused in the organizational and human development of a company and its corporate social responsibility
  • conduct a real-life formal case analysis where they conduct primary and secondary research, propose a solution, and the implementation plan for that solution

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program. It must include cancellation and interruption ‘for any reason.’ SEA does not cover travel insurance but can refer you to appropriate agencies that sell them. Consult for info.
To learn more about our cancellation policy, click here. Apply today by clicking here.

Reading Week: Medical & Education
Lima, Peru
February 13-23, 2020
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Reading Week: Medical & Education

Location:

Lima, Peru

Date:

February 13-23, 2020

Registration Status:

Open

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur

Overview:

On this trip, participants will have an international, service-learning experience through their participation in educational or medical campaigns and the development of a construction project, in the low-income communities of Pamplona Alta, Lima, Peru. Participants will also have the opportunity to partake in a variety of charitable activities while exploring the deep, rich culture of Peru.

Partner Organization(s):

SEA’s main logistical partner on this expedition in Peru are Solidaridad en Marcha, Bridges, and Construyendo Comunidades. Additionally, the local municipalities of San Juan de Miraflores and Pamplona Alta support the volunteer projects and health campaigns.

Side Trip:

The side trip includes: Option A: a 3-day trip to Cusco to visit the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site. For more information about Machu Picchu, click here. Option B: a 3-day trip to Huacachina, a village in southwestern Peru built around a small and impressive oasis surrounded by incredible sand dunes, and Ballestas Islands, considered one of the richest marine life sanctuaries in the world.

Cost:

Machu Picchu Culture Package: $3,596 CAD or Huacachina-Ballestas Islands Culture Package: $2,970 CAD *this includes: flights, meals (except dinners during cultural activities), accommodations, ground transportation, and project expenses. Plus a three day trip to Cusco +Machu Picchu or Huacachina + Ballestas Islands

Accommodations:

Accommodations are comfortable and safe. Our group will be staying together on the same property at a retreat house in Lima. Local staff will cook and prepare our meals daily. Strict dietary requirements can be accommodated for. Beds and bedding will be provided and the house is fully equipped with bathrooms and showers with hot water. The building is also surrounded by a security gate and is located in a very safe part of the city. During the cultural activities to Huacachina and Cusco, participants will stay in 2-3 star hotels with these very same standards.

Extras:

All the main essentials are included in the cost, however participants may want to bring extra spending money for souvenirs and meals during the cultural excursion. Airport taxes, vaccinations, travel insurance (this must include medical and cancellation and interruption insurance), and potential tourist visas are not covered by SEA. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Peru. For more information about Canadians traveling to Peru, click here.

Volunteer Placement(s):

EDUCATION PLACEMENT: Participants that choose to participate in the educational campaign will spend their time teaching English and interacting with students of various school ages, as requested by parents and local community leaders, in order to increase global interaction in a global world. Participants will not only have the opportunity to teach English but also run day camp type activities during the children’s summer vacation. Placements take place out of local community spaces.


MEDICAL PLACEMENT: Participants that choose to participate in the medical campaign, will have the opportunity to be a part of a 4-day mission where over 1,000 patients living in the human developments of Lima, Peru are seen. Participants will have the chance to work together with Peruvian and Canadian physicians, nurses, dentists, and other health agents, to address urgent care, triage, and diagnose primary complaints. Participants will also participate in the organization and tracking of the pharmacy’s inventory, prepping it for its daily use at each campaign location. This option is only open to participants in health-related programs/careers.
CONSTRUCTION/RENOVATION: Regardless of the option selected above, all participants will also get to work with community members in the construction of 100 metre set of stairs on rough terrain to ensure safety of families on the way to school and the city.

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program. It must include cancellation and interruption ‘for any reason.’ SEA does not cover travel insurance but can refer you to appropriate agencies that sell them. Consult for info.
To learn more about our cancellation policy, click here. Apply today by clicking here.

SEA+ (experience for ages 45+)
Lima, Trujillo, Chiclayo & Piura Peru
March 1-14, 2020

SEA+ (experience for ages 45+)

Location:

Lima, Trujillo, Chiclayo & Piura Peru

Date:

March 1-14, 2020

Registration Status:

Open

Trip Leader:

Alberto Garcia Amans

Overview:

The SEA+ Program is a solidarity program that seeks to give participants the opportunity to take part in a series of small projects that benefit elderly people of low-economic resources, currently living within nursing homes in Latin America. These projects are focused in improving the living conditions of seniors and consist of implementing and/or remodeling their communal, living spaces with the direct participation of the Canadian Volunteers. The program also incorporates medical attention to seniors, conducted by a team of local doctors and other health professionals. This experience will allow participants to further enrich their knowledge on how to best support seniors so that they may live in dignity. Within the program, there is also a series of cultural tourism activities. This includes visiting and partaking in touristic activities within Lima and three other cities, north of Lima, where pre-Incan cultures flourished and became the cradle for the today’s famous Peruvian cuisine.

Side Trip:

Cultural Activities:

  • In Lima
    • City tour
    • Experiential gastronomic tour “The Peruvian Experience”
    • Visits to “Huacas” (Inca and Pre-Inca Ceremonial Centers)
    • Visit to the Spanish fortress of Real Felipe in the port of Callao
    • Yacht ride through the bay of Lima
    • Visit to the Palomino Islands and interact with sea lions
  • In Trujillo:
    • City tour
    • Visit to the pre-Inca citadel of Chan Chan (considered the largest mud city in the world)
    • Visit to the Huaca del Sol and la Luna (the most important ceremonial centers of northern Peru belonging to the Mochica culture)
    • Visit to the museum of La Señora de Cao (Queen of Mochica culture)
    • Typical lunch in the port of Huanchaco
  • In Chiclayo:
    • Visit the museum “Royal Tombs of Sipan” (Collection of the largest gold pieces in the world after the tomb of Tutankhamun)
    • Visit and typical lunch in the port of Pimentel
  • In Piura:
    • Two-day stay at Colan beach with probable whale watching and fishing activities

Cost:

What's Included: • Project materials • Airfare (Toronto – Lima (round trip) and Piura – Lima (one-way)) • Airport transfer to and from Lima International Airport • Accommodation in 4-star hotels • Cultural activities (tours and museums) • Breakfast and lunch included (except lunch on the last day at the beach); only one dinner is included • In-country private transportation for entirety of the trip What's not included: • Transportation to and from the Toronto airport • Dinners • Travel vaccinations and medications • Spending money • Visas* • Travel/health insurance (refer to the "TRAVEL INSURACE" section below) *Canadian citizens do not need a visa to go to Peru.

Accommodations:

Groups will stay in 4-star hotels, in safe neighbourhoods within tyohe cities of Lima, Trujillo, Chiclayo, and Piura.

Extras:

Further Programming: Throughout the program, participants will be accompanied by Dr. Victor Carcelen, President of the Ibero-American Society of Gerontology and three times past President of the Peruvian Society of Geriatrics. Dr. Carcelen will be an important member and contribution to the group, as he is the author of the pedagogical material at the University of Oxford. Participants will participate in lectures and learn about:

  • Adult Values
  • Health, Nutrition & Independence
  • Strategies to Prevent Dependence

Volunteer Placement(s):

Participants will have the opportunity to execute some of the following projects within nursing homes in Lima, Trujillo and Piura:

  • Implementation of orchards
  • Improvement and installation of doors and windows
  • Interior painting
  • Installation of sanitary spaces
  • Building wooden benches for dining rooms
  • Installation of curtains in bedrooms

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program. It must include cancellation and interruption ‘for any reason.’ SEA does not cover travel insurance but can refer you to appropriate agencies that sell them. Consult for info.
To learn more about our cancellation policy, click here. Apply today by clicking here.

Education
Lima, Peru
May 16-29, 2020
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Education

Location:

Lima, Peru

Date:

May 16-29, 2020

Registration Status:

Open

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur

Overview:

On this trip, participants will have an international service-learning experience by teaching in classrooms of low-income schools. Participants will also have the opportunity to partake in a variety of charitable activities while exploring the deep, rich culture of Peru.

Partner Organization(s):

Our main partner on this trip is Solidaridad en Marcha, however most of our interactions and volunteer work is coordinated directly with local schools in the municipality of San Juan de Miraflores, which is a developing area within the city of Lima.

Side Trip:

4-day trip to Cusco to visit the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site. For more information about Machu Picchu, click here. or 4-day trip to one of the richest marine life sanctuaries of the Ballestas Islands and the incredible sand dunes and oasis of Huacachina.

Cost:

Machu Picchu Culture Package: $3,596 CAD or Huacachina-Ballestas Islands Culture Package: $2,970 CAD *this includes: flights, meals (except dinners during cultural activities), accommodations, ground transportation, and project expenses. Plus a four day trip to Cusco +Machu Picchu or Huacachina + Ballestas Islands

Accommodations:

Accommodations are comfortable and safe. Our group will be staying together on the same property at a retreat house in Lima. Local staff will cook and prepare our meals daily. Strict dietary requirements can be accommodated for. Beds and bedding will be provided and the house is fully equipped with bathrooms and showers with hot water. The building is also surrounded by a security gate and is located in a very safe part of the city. During the cultural activities to Huacachina and Cusco, participants will stay in 2-3 star hotels with these very same standards.

Extras:

All the main essentials are included in the cost, however participants may want to bring extra spending money for souvenirs and meals during the cultural excursion. Airport taxes, vaccinations, travel insurance (this must include medical and cancellation and interruption insurance), and potential tourist visas are not covered by SEA. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Peru. For more information about Canadians traveling to Peru, click here.

Volunteer Placement(s):

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  1. teach English in Peruvian public classrooms to increase global interaction in a global world for students that might not otherwise have access to learning a second language
  2. create their own lesson plans with guidance from leaders and local homeroom teachers
  3. perform Right-to-Play type of activities
  4. participate in the development of construction projects such as 100-metre set of stairs, on rough terrain, to ensure safety of families on their way to school and the city

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program. It must include cancellation and interruption ‘for any reason.’ SEA does not cover travel insurance but can refer you to appropriate agencies that sell them. Consult for info.
To learn more about our cancellation policy, click here. Apply today by clicking here.

Community Health (Joint Trip to Ecuador & Peru)
Guayaquil, Ecuador & Lima, Peru
June 16 to July 5, 2020
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Community Health (Joint Trip to Ecuador & Peru)

Location:

Guayaquil, Ecuador & Lima, Peru

Date:

June 16 to July 5, 2020

Registration Status:

Open

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur

Overview:

SEA’s projects abroad vary from country to country but will often fall into three main areas: health campaigns, educational campaigns and construction/renovations projects. Our priority is to respond to the needs of each community we encounter based on continual relationships with local foundations. On this trip, participants will volunteer in medical campaigns to serve unmet needs in the shantytowns throughout the southern part of Guayaquil, Ecuador and the outskirts of Lima, Peru. June 16 – 22 Guayaquil, Ecuador June 22 – July 5 Lima & Cusco, Peru

Partner Organization(s):

La Fundación Acción Solidaria (Ecuador), Solidaridad en Marcha (Peru), and Medical Missions to Peru (USA).

Side Trip:

Towards the end of their mission, participants will have the opportunity to have the opportunity to embark on a 4-day trip to: A) Cusco to visit the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site. For more information about Machu Picchu, click here. or B) One of the richest marine life sanctuaries – the Ballestas Islands – and the incredible sand dunes and oasis of Huacachina.

Cost:

ECUADOR-PERU Joint Trip Machu Picchu Culture Package: $4,300 CAD or Huacachina-Ballestas Islands Culture Package: $3,680 CAD *this includes: flights, meals (except dinners during cultural activities), accommodations, ground transportation, and project expenses. Plus a four day trip to Cusco +Machu Picchu or Huacachina + Ballestas Islands

Accommodations:

Accommodations are comfortable and safe. Our group will be staying together on the same property at a retreat house (or something similar) in both Guayaquil and Lima. Local staff will cook and prepare our meals daily. Strict dietary requirements can be accommodated for. Beds and bedding will be provided and the house is fully equipped with bathrooms and showers with hot water. The building is also surrounded by a security gate and is located in a very safe part of the city. During the cultural activities to Huacachina and Cusco, participants will stay in 2-3 star hotels with these very same standards.

Extras:

All the main essentials are included in the cost, however participants may want to bring extra spending money for souvenirs and meals during the cultural excursion. Airport taxes, vaccinations, travel insurance (this must include medical and cancellation and interruption insurance), and potential tourist visas are not covered by SEA. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Ecuador or Peru. For more information about Canadians traveling to Ecuador, click here. For more information about Canadians traveling to Peru, click here.

Volunteer Placement(s):

On these campaigns, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • deliver health care services to patients of lower-income communities. These communities can often be rural, urban and/or coastal.
  • be a part of health promotion projects focused in first aid, menstruation, dental, nutrition, lice treatment, and many others!
  • assist local doctors and other health professionals in the triage, diagnostics, and health education of patients
  • learn of local health systems and visit local rural and private hospitals

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program. It must include cancellation and interruption ‘for any reason.’ SEA does not cover travel insurance but can refer you to appropriate agencies that sell them. Consult for info.
To learn more about our cancellation policy, click here. Apply today by clicking here.

Medical Missions
Lima, Peru
June 22 - July 5
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Medical Missions

Location:

Lima, Peru

Date:

June 22 - July 5

Registration Status:

Open

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur

Overview:

Participants will have an international learning experience by working on medical campaigns with healthcare professionals and medical students to serve unmet needs in shantytowns throughout the southern part of Lima. Participants will also have the opportunity to partake in a variety of charitable activities while exploring the deep, rich culture of Peru.

Partner Organization(s):

SEA’s main logistical partner on this expedition in Peru are Solidaridad en Marcha and Construyendo Comunidades. Additionally, the local municipalities of San Juan de Miraflores and Pamplona Alta support the volunteer projects and health campaigns.

Side Trip:

4-day trip to Cusco to visit the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site. For more information about Machu Picchu, click here. or 4-day trip to one of the richest marine life sanctuaries of the Ballestas Islands and the incredible sand dunes and oasis of Huacachina.

Cost:

Machu Picchu Culture Package: $3,596 CAD or Huacachina-Ballestas Islands Culture Package: $2,970 CAD *this includes: flights, meals (except dinners during cultural activities), accommodations, ground transportation, and project expenses. Plus a four day trip to Cusco +Machu Picchu or Huacachina + Ballestas Islands

Accommodations:

Accommodations are comfortable and safe. Our group will be staying together on the same property at a retreat house in Lima. Local staff will cook and prepare our meals daily. Strict dietary requirements can be accommodated for. Beds and bedding will be provided and the house is fully equipped with bathrooms and showers with hot water. The building is also surrounded by a security gate and is located in a very safe part of the city. During the cultural activities to Huacachina and Cusco, participants will stay in 2-3 star hotels with these very same standards.

Extras:

All the main essentials are included in the cost, however participants may want to bring extra spending money for souvenirs and meals during the cultural excursion. Airport taxes, vaccinations, travel insurance (this must include medical and cancellation and interruption insurance), and potential tourist visas are not covered by SEA. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Peru. For more information about Canadians traveling to Peru, click here.

Volunteer Placement(s):

On these campaigns, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • deliver health care services to patients of lower-income communities. These communities can often be rural, urban and/or coastal
  • be a part of health promotion projects focused in first aid, menstruation, dental, nutrition, lice treatment, and many others!
  • assist doctors and other health professionals from Peru, Canada and the United States in the triage, diagnostics, and health education of patients
  • learn of local health systems and visit local clinics/hospitals

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program. It must include cancellation and interruption ‘for any reason.’ SEA does not cover travel insurance but can refer you to appropriate agencies that sell them. Consult for info.
To learn more about our cancellation policy, click here. Apply today by clicking here.

Medical Mission (Short)
Lima, Peru
June 25 - July 1
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Medical Mission (Short)

Location:

Lima, Peru

Date:

June 25 - July 1

Registration Status:

Open

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur

Overview:

Participants will have an international learning experience by working on medical campaigns with healthcare professionals and medical students to serve unmet needs in shantytowns throughout the southern part of Lima. Participants will also have the opportunity to partake in a variety of charitable activities while exploring the deep, rich culture of Peru.

Partner Organization(s):

SEA’s main logistical partner on this expedition in Peru are Solidaridad en Marcha and Construyendo Comunidades. Additionally, the local municipalities of San Juan de Miraflores and Pamplona Alta support the volunteer projects and health campaigns.

Side Trip:

This is not included in this experience.

Cost:

$2,400 CAD *this includes: flights, meals, accommodations, ground transportation, cultural evening outings, and project expenses.

Accommodations:

Accommodations are comfortable and safe. Our group will be staying together on the same property at a retreat house in Lima. Local staff will cook and prepare our meals daily. Strict dietary requirements can be accommodated for. Beds and bedding will be provided and the house is fully equipped with bathrooms and showers with hot water. The building is also surrounded by a security gate and is located in a very safe part of the city.

Extras:

All the main essentials are included in the cost, however participants may want to bring extra spending money for souvenirs and other additional, personal expenses. Airport taxes, vaccinations, travel insurance (this must include medical and cancellation and interruption insurance), and potential tourist visas are not covered by SEA. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Peru. For more information about Canadians traveling to Peru, click here.

Volunteer Placement(s):

On these campaigns, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • deliver health care services to patients of lower-income communities
  • assist doctors and other health professionals from Peru, Canada and the United States in the triage, diagnostics, and health education of patients
  • other roles can be in: logistics, pharmacy, daycare, and many more!

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program. It must include cancellation and interruption ‘for any reason.’ SEA does not cover travel insurance but can refer you to appropriate agencies that sell them. Consult for info.
To learn more about our cancellation policy, click here. Apply today by clicking here.

Medical Missions
Guayaquil, Ecuador
July 16 - 29, 2020

Medical Missions

Location:

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Date:

July 16 - 29, 2020

Registration Status:

Open

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur

Overview:

SEA’s projects abroad vary from country to country but will often fall into three main areas: health campaigns, educational campaigns and construction/renovations projects. Our priority is to respond to the needs of each community we encounter based on continual relationships with local foundations. On this trip, participants will volunteer in medical campaigns to serve unmet needs within the coastal, urban, and rural communities surrounding the city of Guayaquil.

Partner Organization(s):

La Fundacion Accion Solidaria

Side Trip:

Participants will visit Salinas, a beach town on the Pacific Ocean, as well as Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular tourist destination high in the Andean Mountains. For more information about Cuenca, click here.

Cost:

$3,596 CAD includes: flights, meals, accommodations, ground transportation, cultural experience, and project expenses.

Accommodations:

Accommodations are comfortable and safe. Our group will be staying together on the same property at a retreat house in Guayaquil. Local staff will cook and prepare our meals daily. Strict dietary requirements can be accommodated for. Beds and bedding will be provided and the house is fully equipped with bathrooms and showers with hot water. The building is also surrounded by a security gate and is located in a very safe part of the city. During the cultural activities to Cuenca and Salinas, participants will stay in 2-3 star hotels with these very same standards.

Extras:

All the main essentials are included in the cost, however participants may want to bring extra spending money for souvenirs and meals during the cultural excursion. Airport taxes, vaccinations, travel insurance (this must include medical and cancellation and interruption insurance), and potential tourist visas are not covered by SEA. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Ecuador. For more information about Canadians traveling to Ecuador, click here.

Volunteer Placement(s):

On these campaigns, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • deliver health care services to patients of lower-income communities. These communities can often be rural, urban and/or coastal
  • be a part of health promotion projects focused in first aid, menstruation, dental, nutrition, lice treatment, and many others!
  • assist local doctors and other health professionals in the triage, diagnostics, and health education of patients
  • learn of local health systems and visit local clinics/hospitals

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program. It must include cancellation and interruption ‘for any reason.’ SEA does not cover travel insurance but can refer you to appropriate agencies that sell them. Consult for info.
To learn more about our cancellation policy, click here. Apply today by clicking here.

Business
Guayaquil, Ecuador
July 16 - 29, 2020
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Business

Location:

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Date:

July 16 - 29, 2020

Registration Status:

Open

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur

Overview:

SEA’s projects abroad vary from country to country. Our priority is to respond to the needs of each community we encounter based on continual relationships with local foundations. On this trip, participants will volunteer in social business and community development projects to serve unmet needs within the coastal, urban, and rural communities surrounding the city of Guayaquil.

Partner Organization(s):

La Fundación Acción Solidaria & Humane Escuela de Negocios

Side Trip:

Participants will visit Salinas, a beach town on the Pacific Ocean, as well as Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular tourist destination high in the Andean Mountains. For more information about Cuenca, click here.

Cost:

$3,596 CAD includes: flights, meals, accommodations, ground transportation, cultural experience, and project expenses.

Accommodations:

Accommodations are comfortable and safe. Our group will be staying together on the same property at a retreat house in Guayaquil. Local staff will cook and prepare our meals daily. Strict dietary requirements can be accommodated for. Beds and bedding will be provided and the house is fully equipped with bathrooms and showers with hot water. The building is also surrounded by a security gate and is located in a very safe part of the city. During the cultural activities to Cuenca and Salinas, participants will stay in 2-3 star hotels with these very same standards.

Extras:

All the main essentials are included in the cost, however participants may want to bring extra spending money for souvenirs and meals during the cultural excursion. Airport taxes, vaccinations, travel insurance (this must include medical and cancellation and interruption insurance), and potential tourist visas are not covered by SEA. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Ecuador. For more information about Canadians traveling to Ecuador, click here.

Volunteer Placement(s):

On these campaigns, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • facilitate workshops and offer support in different aspects of entrepreneurship, finance & marketing
  • be a part in the development of venture plans for local entrepreneurial community members
  • participate in a series of projects run by local partners focused in the organizational and human development of a company and its corporate social responsibility
  • conduct a real-life formal case analysis where they conduct primary and secondary research, propose a solution, and the implementation plan for that solution

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program. It must include cancellation and interruption ‘for any reason.’ SEA does not cover travel insurance but can refer you to appropriate agencies that sell them. Consult for info.
To learn more about our cancellation policy, click here. Apply today by clicking here.