Projects Abroad Medical Placements in Nepal

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Projects Abroad offers medical internships in Nepal those medical students and undergraduates interested in gaining valuable medical experience in Nepal. Internships are available in a variety of medical fields, including General Medicine, Physical therapy, Nursing, and Dentistry. Visit the Projects Abroad website to learn more about programs in Nepal.

Highlights
  • Medical internships offer interns the opportunity to contribute in Nepal, where healthcare facilities are not easily accessible to many in need.
  • This internship has flexible start and finish dates. Programs are available year-round. Interns can name their start and finish times, and Projects Abroad will arrange an internship to fit that time frame.
  • Explore Nepal during your free time! There are plenty of opportunities for interns to explore this Himalayan nation.
  • Interning in Nepal will allow students to meet other interns from around the world and build long-lasting friendships.
  • Your program fee will include housing, insurance, and placement. Visit the Projects Abroad website for more information on this program.

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Reviews

96%
based on 8 reviews
  • Growth 9.8
  • Support 9.9
  • Fun 9.9
  • Housing 9.4
  • Safety 9.3
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umer
10/10

Nepal High School Special Medicine Trip

The two weeks I spent in Chitwan on the high school special medicine project might have been the best 2 weeks of my life. Not only did I help out at hospitals and acquire a passion for a doctors work but I also made friends from around the globe who shared the same aspiration and interests as I did. Each step of the way our coordinators made sure we felt completely safe and addressed any complaint or problem positively and made us feel completely at home. Our placements were interesting as each day we had a different hospital and were able to see surgical procedures and everyday doctor-patient interactions and all the doctors were really friendly and answered all our doubts and sometimes asked us to help out to get a hands on experience. Our project had exact mixture of free time, nepali culture and medicine, We had enough time to ourselves to strengthen friendships, enough time to learn about the country we were in, explore it and go sightseeing, along with enough time to learn about why we were on the trip.
Hands down I would recommend any this trip to anyone who wants an experience abroad.

Yes, I recommend
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Barbara
10/10

Best Two Weeks in Nepal

I was in Nepal for 2 weeks volunteering in a cancer hospital. I stayed with a host family that was very kind, attentive and my host mom made the BEST food for me and the 3 other volunteers that I stayed with. The hospital was a great learning experience. All the doctors would take the time to translate any chance they could. This is also where I was able to watch my first surgery! Not only did I get to experience what it was like in a Nepali hospital but I volunteered in a school teaching children about the importance of eating healthy. I met amazing volunteers from all over the world, and was able to meet plenty of locals were we would spend hours over delicious coffee learning about our different customs and cultures. The Nepali people are very kind and love to have festivals and are just generally laid back and relaxed people.
Throughout the entire trip a volunteer coordinator was just a quick text or phone call away. They organized most of the taxi rides and events during the weekdays and helped us organize our weekend trips.
Traveling truly is the best way to learn about yourself. You realize just how tiny your corner of the universe is and just how large and beautiful the world really is. This trip was eye opening for me and I was humbled by my time in Nepal. I loved being able to do it all through Projects Abroad, they made it easy and made me feel safe though out the entire trip. I hope that many other people can have the opportunity to share in this experience!

Yes, I recommend
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Jenna
10/10

Best choice you'll ever make

Projects Abroad was the best experience I have ever had with a medical experience abroad. Every week before the trip the staff were checking in, answering questions, and providing lots of information for my arrival. When I got to Nepal, they showed me around and made me feel right at home. They contacted me almost everyday with events going on or checking in to make sure everything was going smooth. The medical experience was hands on and very real. Everyone was so kind and gave me so many opportunities to learn. I gained so much knowledge all thanks to projects abroad. They set up events where all the volunteers could meet up and do cultural things to meet. The host family they set me up with was so kind and made you feel like part of the family. Thanks for such an amazing trip projects abroad, 5 stars!

How can this program be improved?
only improvement I would make would be in my own prep
Yes, I recommend
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Stephanie
10/10

Nursing in Nepal

I have been a Medical Surgical nurse for 2 years. I was looking to expand my critical thinking skills and change in scenery and thus I choose Projects Abroad to test my nursing skills. Nepal has no set insurance plan so everything is out of pocket when it comes to getting medical care. This organization set you up in safe housing and strives to find opportunities for you to expand your medical knowledge.

How can this program be improved?
Say that travel time is 2 days to get to your location. Better organization when introducing you to the different departments in the medical college.
Yes, I recommend
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Michelle
9/10

Medical Project Chitwan Nepal- Host Family and Home

I was a part of a two week medical project in Chitwan Nepal with Projects Abroad. I stayed with a host family in a neighborhood that was about a fifteen minute walk from where I was working. I was the only volunteer staying with my host family at the time. There was a mother, father, and their son, and each and every one of them made me feel extremely welcomed in such a foreign environment. I was greeted the first night with a native welcoming ceremony and was told to let them know if I needed anything or had any problems. In Nepal the power goes out twice a day, but the family has generators so that we could have the lights on. Other than that you had to time when you were going to charge your electronics. My host family provided me with more than enough delicious spicy food, and I loved every bite of it. The family made sure that I would keep in touch and if I ever went back to Nepal they said I always had a place to stay. Projects Abroad definitely provides you with comfortable and a very welcoming host family and home.

Response from Projects Abroad

Hi Michelle!
Having a friendly and welcoming host family is a big part of your experience abroad. Our host families are carefully selected to make sure your stay with them is comfortable and that you get a chance to get to know how the daily life is like for a family in a foreign culture. We are glad to hear you are planning on getting in touch with your hosts in Nepal. Thank you for sharing!

Yes, I recommend
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karen
10/10

My experience in Nepal

Nepal simply took my breath away and I still dream of visiting again. I signed up for the program because I was pre-med in college and wanted a new perspective of medicine, which Projects Abroad offered in their medicine program placed in Chitwan, Nepal.
The program sets you up in a 5 day a week placement at Chitwan Medical College. You choose where to volunteer - I chose pediatrics and emergency for the first two weeks, then operating room for the rest of my time. I saw some seriously crazy surgeries first hand.
You are given so much independence in the program. It is very much what you make it. If you reach out and talk to the doctors, they'll love to talk to you. If you don't reach out, you won't get anything out of it (as I saw some people struggled with)
The staff of the program is so friendly and I miss everyone so much.

Yes, I recommend
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Tahooraaa
10/10

Highly recommended

My plan was to volunteer in Africa and I even looked at few organizations to volunteer with; however, I changed my mind last minutes and talked to few of the program providers and decided to go to Nepal. After talking to few I decided to go with Project Abroad and honestly I could not be any happier with my decision. They made my experience ten times more interesting and enjoyable. Their staffs in Nepal were the loveliest and friendliest people and always check up on you to make sure you're doing fine. They were fantastic!

I volunteered in Chitwan Medical College Hospital since I wanna study medicine in future. I learned a lot by volunteering in different wards such as ER, OR (OT in Nepal), maternity and psychiatric ward. you get to choose the ward you wanna volunteer in each week in the volunteer meeting where everyone gathered. I observed a lot of cool procedures and cases and got to communicate with my broken Nepali to some patients and their family. I also learned a lot of things by talking to doctors and nurses. They were really nice and open to answer all of your question. Moreover by volunteering in different ward, I also learned what field of medicine is more interesting for me and which is not for me.

All in all I have to say it was the best experience in my life and I would definitely try to volunteer with project abroad next summer to another city.

How can this program be improved?
It would have been better if there was a certain date in a month that people should've arrived rather than any dates they want. Since as soon as we got used to some people they had to leave and it was kind of hard.
Yes, I recommend
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ekramer73
8/10

Highly Recommended

In the first two days there, I visited a Nutritional Rehabilitation Center (NRH) for malnourished children in Patan, Nepal. This was such a learning experience. Malnourishment is a huge problem in Nepal. NRH not only helps children get proper nourishment and gain weight to get back into proper form, but also teaches mothers how to properly feed their children. The children at these centers were really adorable and enjoyed our company. There was also a great view of the terrain, and I met other volunteers: one from Nepal, one from Paris, one from Colorado, one from Italy who I still keep in touch with.
I then spent a few more days in Kathmandu doing touristy things, visiting the magnificent Monkey Temple and a few other sites. The Monkey Temple was unlike anything I have ever seen before and I really enjoyed seeing it filled with monkeys.
I then went to Chitwan where the hospital medical placements were. I spent a few days in Chitwan Medical College (CMC) where I spent some time in radiology, ECG, and the operating theater. I absolutely loved the time I spent in OT because I got to watch several different surgeries including cancer removal and neurosurgeries. This was wonderful experience that I would never have the chance to do in America. It really reinforced my idea that I want to become a surgeon. Most of the doctors are extremely friendly and willing to explain procedures to you. Some nurses even made me tea!
As for the Projects Abroad staff, they are mostly former volunteers so they know what it is like. They are very friendly and willing to help in any way possible. Also bring everything on the recommended to bring list since you will probably need it. I know that having water shoes for the elephant bathing was very useful. The time we spent at Chitwan National Park was exhilarating.

I highly recommend going to Nepal as a medical volunteer through Projects Abroad.

How can this program be improved?
I wish I could have spent more time in Nepal and stayed with a host family. Since I was part of the two-week special, I stayed in a hotel instead of with a host family. I feel like I would've gotten a full experience if I was with a host family.
Yes, I recommend

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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...