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Video Review Austin Johnson Honduras La Ceiba PreMed Program Abroaderview.org

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Video Review Volunteer Valene Toppings in Nepal Kathmandu at the PreMed program Abroaderview.org

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Review Alexis Bailey Volunteer in Nepal Kathmandu PreMed Program

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How was the local Coordinator and the staff and the support provided in-country?
My experience in country was a comfortable balance between helpful support and independence to explore and experience our stay while we were frequently given instruction and led through our stay while also asked to go out, all of our experiences were positive and I feel I am leaving with a new ability to function and interact in both a foreign country and new situation and that is the greatest help support I could have asked for.

2. What was the most surprising thing you experienced while in the program?
I was genuinely surprised at how helpful the local people were. They offered advice, gave directions, and always seemed to have our best interest in mind. At the hospital the staff would take note of my interest and seek to explain things. During the weekend, we experienced a hospital visit in Chitwan (out of Kathmandu), as my fellow volunteer were sick, and I was struck by how helpful our guide, driver, and hotel staff were in navigating the entire experience and ensuring the health of Catie. I am not sure I would have experienced the same at home.

3. What was most difficult thing you experienced while in the program?
Sometimes days at the hospital were slow and I didn’t understand much due to the language differences. I expected this to be the case, but at times I wished I understood more of the interaction between the staff and patients. Still, I learned a lot through my observation.

4. Any tips for future volunteers….(clothing, travel information, packing, sightseeing, donations)
I would budget for weekend trips/activities if desired (US$400-$500 for a weekend in Pokhara & Chitwan). Therefore, the trip can be as cheap or expensive as you desire.

4.1 Other things volunteers should know:
Don’t worry much about what you forget because it’s easy to buy things in country. Perhaps bring extra passport photos with you and prepare to present your passport often (so probably carry it on you). If you are flexible and go with flow, you will be fine

5. Personal paragraph (volunteer program testimonial):
I am a pre- medical student from Mesa, AZ attending school in Missouri, I greatly enjoyed my time observing in the hospital, and it has spurred my interest in working internationally when I am a doctor. I graduate in one year and then hope to get my Master’s the doctorate in Medicine. This trip has taught me so much and definitely expanded my perspective.

6. How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security?
All of this was fine and comfortable. There was nothing I ever felt I needed, and I always felt safe in the home stay. The coordinator and his wife were very helpful and showed us to successfully navigate Nepal.

7. What was your memory of this trip?
From this trip I will take away a new awareness of medicine in a country much different than my own. But perhaps my greatest memory will be of interacting with the local people, celebrating their holiday and learning about them. This was very special to me, and it will make my trip very memorable.

8. How was the information you received from ABV prior to traveling? (Emails, website, support) was there anything missing or should be included to prepare other volunteers?
The US coordinator was able to answer all my questions and also gave me a more accurate representation of the pre-med trip- it is definitely more of an observation /shadowing experience than actual hands on. This was beneficial for me.

9. Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers about your volunteer experience?
Yes.
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Review Yetzenia Licea Volunteer in La Ceiba, Honduras PreMedical program

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Volunteer Name: Yetzenia Licea
Project Location: La Ceiba, Honduras
Program Dates: 2/9 to 4/5/15
Volunteered at: Clinic, Hospital
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Feedback Michelle Dunn Volunteer in La Ceiba, Honduras PreMed Program

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Volunteer Name: Michelle Dunn         
Project Location: La Ceiba, Honduras
Program Dates: 3/14 to 3/21/15
Volunteered at: Clinica La Ceiba.
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Review MacKenzie Wattenbarger Volunteer in Kathmandu Nepal PreMedical Programs

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Volunteer Name: MacKenzie Wattenbarger
Project Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Program Dates:  From Jan 08 2015 to Jan 29 2015
Volunteered at:  PreMed/PreNurse/PreDental
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Review Volunteer Abroad Caitlyn Ahlberg Honduras La Ceiba PreMed Program - YouTube

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Feedback Nicholas Kos Volunteer in La Ceiba, Honduras PreMed Programs

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Volunteer Name: Nicholas Kos
Project Location: La Ceiba, Honduras.
Program Dates: Jan 2th to Jan 10th  2015
Volunteered at: Local Clinic
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Volunteer Name: Andrew Levy
Project Location: Xela, Guatemala 
Program Dates: From 8/5 to 10/15/14
Volunteered at: Centro de Salud
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Video Review Volunteer Alisha Weinstein in Nepal Kathmandu at the PreMed program

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Video Review Volunteer Miranda Paterson Ecuador Quito Dental Program with Abroaderview.org

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5 Best Places to Volunteer Abroad as a Nurse | Volunteer Abroad News

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ABroaderView's insight:
Sadly, there are too many communities around the world in need of healthcare support and a few of them are desperate for the medical expertise that the modern world can offer. Some nations are actually struggling to keep their populations in basic good health. Most of these distressed countries gratefully long for any support they can get when it comes to the health of their citizens. This is where international healthcare volunteers can help tremendously. Whether you, as a nursing student or new professional, are eager to gain specialized experience, learn about public health issues, or are simply looking to be challenged in a multicultural environment, an international medical volunteer program can be a definitive and rewarding experience. Building your resume, creating a global network, learning a new language all while gaining valuable insight in third world medicine can be a life changing experience. The support our Nurse volunteers offer the doctors and hospitals in the poorest world areas is invaluable. The additional hands allow more patients to be seen, more medical testing to be performed, more medications to be distributed, and more life-saving information to be distributed.
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Review Catie O'Dwyer Volunteer in Kathmandu Nepal

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Review Volunteer Catie O'Dwyer in Kathmandu Nepal at the PreMed program


How was the local Coordinator and the staff and the support provided in-country?
The support provided in country was helpful when needed. I could always ask the local coordinator with any questions or concerns and help was always given. During my stay I became sick and everyone was very willing to help with that. I always felt as though help was there when I needed it but I was still given plenty of freedom

2. What was the most surprising thing you experienced while in the program?
The most surprising thing I experienced was the difference in weather. Nepal is very different than anywhere else I have been. It is fast passed at times but everyone is incredibly helpful and kind. I really loved the attitude of everyone I met in country.

3. What was most difficult thing you experienced while in the program?
The most difficult thing I experienced where in the program was probably the language barrier. It never impacted my experience very much but at sometimes it make communicating a little harder. It was also difficult in the hospital because it was often hard to understand what was happening until it was explained. Take the Nepalese lessons or have a cheat sheet with phrases.

4. Any tips for future volunteers….(clothing, travel information, packing, sightseeing, donations)
I packed pretty light and I think this is a good decision. You can buy anything you have forgotten nearby your work site. It’s usually warm so light but conservative clothes are best. As for sightseeing, your local coordinator can be very helpful in giving you places to go asking for a guide can be helpful as well.

4.1 Other things volunteers should know:
Kathmandu can be very dirty and polluted, depends of the neighborhood. If you are not used to the smell or smog it can be kind of hard on you. Having a scarf or something to cover your face is great, many of the locals do this as well.

5. Personal paragraph (volunteer program testimonial):
I m a college student from the USA studying business with thought of going into public health. My time at the hospital in Kathmandu was very informative and I learned a lot. The experiences I received in Nepal were great and they were incredibly valuable.

6. How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security?
Very satisfactory accommodations , were very westernized the meals were always good and security never seemed to be an issue. The room doors lock so possessions were always safe. Also the home stay does everything it can to be accommodating. The facilities come with everything you would need, including a generator for power outages.

7. What was your memory of this trip?
Overall I had a great time on this trip. I loved the country and I think I gained a lot from the hospital. What I will really remember though is the culture of Nepal and how friendly its people were my favorite memoirs is probably of holi becomes it was incredibly fun day and really showcased Nepali culture.

8. How was the information you received from ABV prior to traveling? (Emails, website, support) was there anything missing or should be included to prepare other volunteers?
I thought the information given by ABV was sufficient. I felt more than prepared for my trip and was taken by surprise by anything in country.

9. Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers about your volunteer experience?
Yes, I would be willing to speak to other ABV volunteers about my experience.
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Volunteer Name: Lena Sol Namkung
Project Location: San José Costa Rica
Program Dates: 03/16 to 03/19/2015
Volunteered at: Children´s Hospital
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Volunteer Name: Lena Sol Namkung
Project Location: San José Costa Rica
Program Dates: 03/16 to 03/19/2015
Volunteered at: Children´s Hospital
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Review Jared Munden Volunteer in Kathmandu Nepal

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Volunteer Name: Jared Munden
Project Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Program Dates:  From Dec 29 2014 to Jan 12 2015
Volunteered at:  PreMed/PreNurse/PreDental
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Review Caitlyn Ahlberg Volunteer in La Ceiba, Honduras PreMed Program

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Volunteer Name: Caitlyn Ahlberg
Project Location: La Ceiba, Honduras
Program Dates: 09-01 to 23-01-2015
Volunteered at: Local Hospital
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Review Emma Cunningham Volunteer in Kathmandu, Nepal PreMed Program

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Volunteer Name: Emma Cunningham
Project Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Program Dates: From 12/15/2014 to 12/28/2014
Volunteered at: Pre-medical project and woman's support
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Volunteer Program Honduras La Ceiba for PreMed and PreNurse Students with Abroaderview.org

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A Broader View volunteers just open a new program in Honduras La Ceiba for PreMed and PreNurse students to work in Clinics and Hospitals, from 1 week to 8 weeks we offer translators for volunteers without Spanish and Immersion lessons.

Here is a synopsis of the program:
There are two public hospitals in La Ceiba which serve the most impoverished people in the community. For undergraduates on a healthcare career path this project will have you shadowing local doctors and nurses in their daily routines. Your tasks will vary depending on your current skills, experience and Spanish language proficiency.

Assigned placements include but not limited to:
· assisting with non-evasive procedures like taking vital signs, taking blood pressure, weight and height of patients
· Observation of cleaning wounds, removing sutures, draining abscesses
· Accompanying doctors on rounds and during consultations

This is a great chance to improve your skills, build your resume by learn about medicine in a developing nation and improve your Spanish. We recommend our language immersion option for those less than proficient in Spanish. However, translator are available ($15 per day) to help you get acclimated into the project. All volunteers need to bring their own supplies such as scrubs, gloves, mask, stethoscope.

*Pre-medical and medical volunteers required to pay $50 donation fee directly to the hospital. This fee is collected locally and required by all health related placements.

Overview

Project length: From 1 week to 8 weeks
Project dates: Year Round. Choose any date to arrive
Arrival Airport: La Ceiba (LCE)
Work Schedule: Monday to Friday. 4 or 8 hours per day
Requirements: Proficiency in Spanish, $50 donation
Accommodation: Local Host Family.
Meals: 3 per day 7 days a week
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older
Diploma of Participation issued by the Hospital. (Signed by the director of Hospital) Ministry of Health of Honduras

Program Schedule
Program starts and ends in La Ceiba
Airport or bus station meet in La Ceiba. Afternoon city tour and orientation
Monday to Friday volunteering. 20/ 40 hours per week
Weekends free to sightseeing
Typical shift work hours are 8am-12pm and 2pm-6pm
Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport or bus station Transfer

Not included:
Flights to La Ceiba. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet 

https://www.abroaderview.org/programs/premedical-predental-prenurse/honduras-pre-medical-pre-nursing

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