Projects Abroad is a global organization formed around the need for gap year programs abroad designed for students taking a break from studying. Since its inception, Projects Abroad has expanded to offer high school volunteer programs, and a vast variety of programs geared towards those taking a gap year or a career break. Visit the Projects Abroad website for more details on volunteer, teach, study and internship programs abroad.
AlexiAge: 19-24FemalePortland, ORTexas Christian UniversityIncredible time volunteering in Jamaica with Projects Abroad--Medical Clinic02/01/2016How could this program be improved?
Volunteers need to be made well aware of the extent of their capabilities at their medical placement, and hopefully that way not as many people will be "shocked" when they get there and realize their limitations. I was very happy with my placement, for the record.
KristaAge: 19-24FemaleMinneapolis, MinnesotaUniversity of Minnesota- DuluthMedicine Trip in Ghana01/27/2016How could this program be improved?
The only thing that I would change is have the program provide us with better equipment while working. It felt as though we were working with too little sometimes.
KianAge: 18 or youngerMaleAustin, TexasHigh School Special - Medicine In Mongolia01/23/2016How could this program be improved?
The one thing I would change is to have more flexibility in the pre-planned schedules to give volunteers more time to adjust from jet-lag, as day-long excursions in the first few days can be extraordinarily exhausting.
TheresaAge: 18 or youngerFemaleOrange County, CaliforniaAn Experience to be Remembered01/22/2016How could this program be improved?
The quality of the work of the volunteers in the hospitals could be improved. Instead of having us just standing there for hours observing the same thing or reading files, perhaps implement more lessons and hands-on activities for the volunteers to get a better idea of medical work.