Andrea Spent 3 weeks in Peru with ELI Abroad


Andrea is a first generation college student and transferred to UCSD from San Diego Mesa College, where she received an Associates in Pre-Nursing. She is a proud Latina and a member of Chicanos for Community Medicine on campus. Andrea spent three weeks with ELI (Experiential Learning International) Abroad, a non-profit organization that partners with small humanitarian and environmental organizations without the means to recruit volunteers.


Andrea worked at the Kausay Wasi Clinic in the small town of Coya, Peru. Her day began with opening the triage room, greeting patients, and preparing the examination room. Andrea would then shadow the doctors and help them with their examinations. In between patients, she had the opportunity to ask the doctor questions about the particular case or the healthcare in Peru.