Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Students: Volunteer Abroad Opportunity
I know that a lot of Spanish students double major with premed and want to have the opportunity to develop their Spanish skills for a clinical setting. There are some obvious risks involved with using students with developing language skills in a medical setting. But there are benefits, too.
A former University of Illinois student has created a nonprofit organization to organize volunteer trips to Ecuador. Volunteering in a medical context is just one of the opportunities. I don't have any personal, first-hand knowledge of these programs, but you can read more about them here.