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Peru Teaching

Work with local street children and develop exciting new ideas, skills and techniques. Explore the vast and mysterious depths of this remote culture, and discover the real Peru.

Prices from US$895

Follow the trail of the ancients across the Andes, a mountain range steeped in mystery and legend. Cross into a land so inaccessible that until recently only the most adventurous explorers have penetrated its emerald depths and live among a community that has endured for centuries almost entirely cut off from the rest of the world. There, you'll teach basic English to young students who are keen to learn. After, you can climb sheer cliffs overlooking clear mountain lakes, trek across vast stretches of desert, or surf the legendary breaks off the Peruvian coast.



  • Earn your TEFL certificate for free!
  • Immerse yourself in traditional Peruvian culture
  • Awaken your creativity & initiative as you teach


  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • Basic Spanish recommended but not essential


Location Peru
Activities Teaching English, French, maths, science, geography
Health awareness
Marking pupils' work
Producing an inspiring teaching plan
Preparing homework
Producing lesson plans
Transport Airport pick-up & drop-off
Accommodation Homestay or shared volunteer house


Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
Frontier TEFL Certificate
In-country Food
Airport pick-up & drop-off
Local orientation
Project training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up


A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.


In Peru, the presence of a village school and teacher is considered by the poor as the most important first step on the road to progress out of poverty. However, in many rural areas difficult terrain and a lack of proper staff training have left poor children with an educational system that is largely dysfunctional. One problem is that the government is unable to supply rural schools with adequate educational materials. Rural and informal schools rarely have textbooks, reading materials, maps, charts or reference materials for teachers and students. Another is that teachers are often insufficiently trained and insufficiently motivated to teach children properly. In many cases, staff absenteeism has led to the closure of village schools.

You'll help these children to reach their true potential and bring joy to their lives by teaching, playing football, singing songs, and doing arts and crafts with them – a truly rewarding and enriching experience.


Your work schedule will cover a varied and enjoyable teaching programme which will engage you fully with your pupils and will awaken your creativity and initiative. Volunteers will work with local street children in an informal setting which will encourage you to formulate ideas and develop your teaching skills and techniques. Depending on your particular areas of interest and skill you could be teaching English, French, maths, science, geography, or even health awareness. You might be asked to become involved with marking pupils' work and producing an inspiring teaching plan including preparing homework and assembling innovative and effective lesson plans.

In addition to this you could organise or help with a variety of extracurricular activities depending on your personal skills and interests, whether it is helping put on a school play, organising a choir, or helping coach a sports team, just use your initiative! Whatever you decide, you are sure to gain huge satisfaction from inspiring these underprivileged children, whilst enhancing your own skills and experience significantly.


On arrival in Lima at the Jorge Chavez International Airport you will be met by a member of the local in-country team and transferred directly to your home for the next few weeks in the highlands of Peru! At the end of your project you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.


Volunteers will either be staying in a comfortable volunteer house in shared living accommodation or with a Peruvian family in their home. Upgrades may be available for an additional charge. The families are typical middle class Peruvians and enjoy opening their homes to foreign visitors. If you choose the homestay option you will have opportunities to practise your conversation and comprehension skills with your family. In addition, you will observe and participate in everyday Peruvian life and culture. You will be provided with a bedroom, shower, and laundry facilities.


You'll eat with your host family in the family kitchen or in the kitchen in the volunteer house. Your meals will be a delicious variety of local food and with luck your hosts may even be willing to show you how to cook traditional Peruvian food!  On Sunday lunch and dinner are not provided as volunteers are often on excursions to nearby tourist sites and places of interest.

Ten Most Recent Reviews for This Project

Loving teaching in Peru  | 19 Nov 2019
Hello! All is going really well here, it’s always as much fun! My Spanish is constantly imp...

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She Wanted to Become a Teacher!  | 19 Nov 2019
In Peru, with Frontier, I gave my first English lesson. I was so excited, since it was my first t...

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Update from the field...  | 18 Nov 2019
Everything’s going great so far. Picking up the language well I think. I have been teaching...

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James' Jungle Visit  | 17 Nov 2019
Everything is going fine as usual! Had a wonderful trip to the jungle last weekend, amazing scene...

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A range of adventure and cultural activities such as visits to remote villages, mountain treks, and river rafting are available. Your homestay hosts and project staff will be happy to help you arrange exciting activities and if you book direct you will help support the local economy.


2 weeks US$895

Extra week US$345


Weekly, please arrive on the Monday.


2 weeks +


Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt
  • UK TEFL training & certification


  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up


Nearest airport(s): Lima (LIM)


  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


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