Our diverse team of talented and experienced international staff are happy to help and support you throughout your stay. We are always available just to chat and love meeting our students and volunteers from all over the world. Stop by the office anytime to have a cup of tea or just chillout on our couch, We are always glad to have you!

owner Dora


Founder, Owner

Meet our lovely Dora, she started Proyecto Peru because she wanted to spread the Spanish language and contribute meaningful work to her community. Her favorite breakfast is a fruit juice and tamales limeños with chicharron! This is a typical dish in her hometown in Lima. Do you want to know more about this? Ask the very enthusiastic, positive, lively and talkative Dora!

owner Coen


Owner, Manager

This is Coen, our flying Dutchman! Coen was a student at Proyecto Peru about 8 years ago, when he fell in love with Cusco and with Dora! The best hike Coen has done is Ausangate. Colleagues describe him as welcoming, friendly, smart, helpful and proactive. He loves to build furniture and cook in his free time. Coen is very social and likes to have a chat with the students, so stop by the office to meet Coen!

staff member Enrique


Program Coordinator

Meet Enrique, better known as Kike. He is from Cusco, but has also lived in Florida and Boston. He studied business Administration at Andina del Cusco University and has been working at Proyecto Peru for 3 years. He loves playing basketball and listening to Bachata and Reggaeton. His favorite place in Cusco in Qenqo. Kike is always smiling and helping students in the office.

staff member Angie



Meet Angie. She is the first smiling face you will see when you come to the office. She is from Cusco but has lived in other cities in Peru too. Angie enjoys theater, singing and exploring new places. She loves that her job allows her to meet people from all over the world and learn about different places.

staff member Tamara


Marketing Coordinator

Meet Tamara, also known as Tami. Originally from the USA, she came to Cusco as a backpacker and never left! She studied sociology in university and has previously worked as an English teacher, dog trainer and tour guide. In her free time, you will find her hiking, hanging out with her friend’s dogs and doing crafts. You will recognize her as the one always taking pictures and videos!

staff member Marce


House Keeping

Meet Marce. She is originally from the Apurimac region of Peru. In her free time she enjoys going on hikes and traveling. Marce is very friendly and always happy to chat with students at the school.



We were founded in 2005 in Cusco by a local Peruvian woman who had a dream of spreading the Spanish language and contributing meaningful work to her community. Dora has since been growing this dream and has built a network of kindhearted people dedicated to helping her achieve it. She is now joined by her life and business partner Coen, who, together with an international team of dedicated and enthusiastic professionals, help make the work of Proyecto Peru possible.


To provide a safe, fun, and affordable intercultural exchange where travelers discover, immerse, experience and grow together.


We envision a network of travelers dedicated to connecting with the communities they visit; setting a standard for responsible and sustainable tourism.


  1. To develop the Peruvian community by sending responsible volunteers and invest in local projects
  2. To help families in the Cusco community to obtain extra income by hosting travelers
  3. To provide native Spanish teachers with the chance to teach and spread the Spanish language
  4. To provide a comfortable home-feel environment for all our students and volunteers
  5. To give our travelers a cross-cultural, giving, and rewarding experience


We are passionate about providing an intercultural experience. Our volunteer and internship programs allow you to discover Cusco and its social, health, and education systems. We help connect our partner projects, schools, agencies, clinics, nonprofits, shelters, and after-school programs to the dedicated and skilled volunteers they are looking for. Our accommodation and Spanish class options encourage you to immerse into our culture, living and speaking like the locals do. Our tours give you a chance to experience the historical beauty of Cusco and its surrounding areas. Our goal is to help you grow throughout your experience with us as you gain new perspectives and understanding of the world around you.