Volunteer Review Tania Daou in Honduras La Ceiba PreMed program at the local hospital

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1.-How was the local ABV Coordinator and the support provided in-country?
It was amazing. They were very welcoming and helped us with everything we needed.

2- What was the most surprising thing you experienced?
At the program: They amount of things we were allowed to do at the hospital was very surprising considering the little experience we had. But I was very appreciative that they were willing to sit down and teaches anything we needed when a patient came in.
At the accommodation: That they had wifi! The house I stayed at was very welcoming it surprised me how many other ABV volunteers lived here.
About the country: That little kids would sit in the front of a motorcycle with no helmet with there parents and no one would do anything about it.

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3- What was most difficult to experience?
At the program: Getting thrown in right away to help out medically with stitches and other things
At the accommodation: Nothing really
The country: the different culture and trying to be open minded

4- Any tips for future volunteers…
Clothing: Bring a lot of scrubs! 6-8
Donations: make sure you have plenty of gloves and gauze. You will use that the most
Weather: Very Hot and humid. BE PREPARED

4.1-Other things volunteers should know:
a.- bring a lot of gauze
b.- come open minded
c.- be respectful to the doctors and nurses you meet
d.- try everything! Especially the food

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5- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial), don’t leave blank:
This program gave me several opportunities to advance my medical knowledge as well as expand my cultural aspects about this country. I am very happy with my decision to come here and the life long friends I made.

6- How would you describe your accommodation, meals and security:
I felt very secure at the location I was staying at. The meals were amazing. It was really nice getting a sense of what there culture was like through the food.

7- What was your favorite memory of this trip?
Program:  Being able to get so many opportunities to actually participate in medical procedures and having access to several different wings in the hospital.
Country: Going on hikes and being able to see how different life styles other people have. Very much a culture shock

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8.- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?
Communication (Phone/emails/Online chat): very good! All the information was helpful
Website Information: Good

9 – Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?
Yes!

10 – Can you tell us how did you find or know about A Broader View?  
 Through my counselor at the University of Washington

 

A Broader View Volunteer (ABV)  allows every traveler to choose their own program start date. This means you can arrive on any flight, any day of the week. Since ABV program fees are 100% tax deductible* we encourage you to fund raise. ABV offers advice and assistance with flight planning, affordable travel insurance, as well as procuring a visa, if necessary. Our ABV staff is available to any your questions. Contact us by email, through the on-line chat feature on our website or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

Volunteer Registration Fee – ongoing support from ABV staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, ABV donation Fund, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.

Volunteer Program Fee – ABV donation fund, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs. As a US Non-Profit Charity Organization all your fees are tax deductible and you can fundraise from our website to pay for the fees.

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