• Vietnam
2 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Year Round


Starting Price
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Program Includes:

*Airport Pickup
*Orientation Upon Arrival
*In-Country Team Available 24/7

What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
What's Not Included (Extra)

Program Does Not Include:

*Round-trip Airfare
*Return Trip to Airport
*Required Travel and Medical Insurance
*Visa Fees

Jan 16, 2020
Apr 20, 2020
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About Program

ELI's Medical Internship Program in Vietnam is a unique opportunity to get involved in the local community and learn from Vietnamese healthcare professionals. The clinic in DaLat is also responsible for the manufacture of most of the vaccines and medications distributed throughout South Vietnam, so interns are invited not only to assist with immunizations but with lab work as well. This program is available to advanced pre-med, nursing, medical, dental or pharmacy students.

The gorgeous hill town of DaLat is a favorite escape from the heat of Ho Chi Minh City. Lush surroundings, mild weather, bargain restaurants and great sightseeing make DaLat a famous vacation destination for Vietnamese couples and the ideal place for ELIers to have an unforgettable experience. Pack a lab coat and your hiking gear for an incredible adventure!

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Program Highlights

  • Our Vietnam internships offer a high level of personal freedom for personal travel and interaction with the community.
  • Dalat allows visitors to get away from the heat of South Vietnam and into the much cooler Highlands. Dalat has amazing restaurants and museums and is a great chance to become a part of the local community.
  • International experience, in any field, looks great on a resume and can really set apart your application from others in your future job search.

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  • Fun 4.35
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Yes, I recommend this program

Medical Internship in Dalat Vietnam

I had a great experiences internship in Dalat, vietnam. My internship program is 2 weeks , I had an experiences in Pharmacy, Injection department and blood Laboratory. I learnt a lot new experiences in the blood laboratory and injection department, overall the whole internship journey is great! Chi Vi and Chi Dao accompany us and take good care of us throughout the whole internship, they are a great coordinator in Dalat. The staff in the clinic was really friendly and they are really willing to teach us and let us to practice to gain experiences . The accommodation for the volunteer is great , we stayed in the hotel which have cleaner to help us to clean every day , the environment is clean , nice and quiet , location of our hotel is really closed to the clinic , walking distance 10 mins every day . In this medical internship, it was a great experiences , I would recommend the medical/ pharmacy student to join the internship.

What would you improve about this program?
The pharmacy of the clinic should be more organised, because the student will not know what they should do in the pharmacy , and unfortunately, the student cannot learnt any new things or get a good experiences in the pharmacy department.
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Surprisingly awesome nursing internship in Vietnam

I felt very satisfied with the service SE Vietnam provided for my Nursing Internship in Vietnam at Ho Chi Minh Hospital of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. During the internship in Vietnam, I was glad I was able to learn technical skills from the nurses from the hospital, which were very different from how it was done back home. Above all, everyone from the program coordinator to my local buddy was extremely supportive, open and patient! The experience would not have been as great without them all.

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A Great Exposure

I really enjoyed volunteering at the clinic in Da Lat. It gives you a wonderful exposure of the day to day hum of activities for a local clinic. You get to see the local life in this beautiful town of Da Lat and is such an interesting way to get to know Vietnam. The staff are all very eager to get to know you, and even though there is a language barrier, you make do with hand gestures, and smiles. There was a doctor who had excellent English and a pharmacist who was eager to practice her English with me, and so the two of them took me under their wing. Not just in terms of showing me around the clinic, but also to explore around the town, showing me the best cafes and taking me out to eat and explore. I went during November/December and was the only volunteer at the time, so it was nice to have these 2 women be my companions to hang out with. There is plenty of time in the afternoons to explore the area, and relax. The work at the clinic consists of helping with immunizations, drawing blood, and working at the front desk to fill the medication orders in the little pharmacy behind.
I rotated one week in each activity, and spent 3 weeks in total. I think this experience gives you a little medical exposure to get your toes wet, but provides you with an enormous amount of experience of being comfortable with being uncomfortable, and learning to take things as you go. I got sick the first night I arrived, and the staff helped me considerably. Even though you might be the only volunteer, know you always have support! Vietnam is a wonderful country with lots to offer and explore. The thing about volunteering abroad versus at home is the additional aspect of getting to discover a whole new culture, open up your views to a whole different way of life, and see the beauty of the world. Even though professionally, this wasn't the strongest in terms of directly impacting my academics, it helped me grow personally.
My only regret is that I didn't get to stay long enough to explore the rest of the country. I spent a weekend trip hiking at one of the mountains nearby, and another on an Easyrider tour to the coast, Mui Ne, stopping along the way at various farms and loved riding through the beautiful mountainous region of the central highlands. So if you go, save time before you fly out to explore more of the country! The food is great and there is a diversity of nature all around you will be sure to fall in love with.

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