The clinical placements are ideal for pharmacy and medical students, public health students, physical therapy students, and advanced premedical students. Special clinical...
It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of Nepali people, especially women and children, suffer unnecessarily due to a lack of basic medical care. Interning at a hospital...
Public health internship in Cape Town
Submitted by WorldTraveler93 - DU | December 02, 2016
I spent an amazing semester in SA where I interned with a famous Public Health professor. I assisted in her data gathering, went with her to an international conference (she invited me) and even co-authored a paper which will be published and presented at a major professional gathering. I lived in a group home with other volunteers and interns. There were about 7 of us, from the US, South America and Europe. We hung out a lot in the evenings and did stuff together on weekends. I highly recommend ELI, tons of support and really cool programs. Other people did construction, engineering, teaching and an animal program. I came home with a ton of experience, tons of materials for my thesis, and a LOR from a big person in the field. So much more than I hoped for.
Math and English teacher
Submitted by Grant - Syracuse | November 23, 2016
I spend 3 months volunteering through ELI abroad in Nakuru, Kenya and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I was a volunteer math teacher at the local school here in Nakuru. The school is a tremendous place to work. They give you as much freedom or structure as you like. I was able to teach even though I have no prior experience with teaching. If you would like to teach the staff guides you through the first few lessons but then gives you free and total control over the class to complete the syllabus. The school has a variety of different classes, levels, and subjects so it is easy to find your place. It is easiest and most convenient to teach english or math. All teaching is done in English so a proficiency in english is required. If teaching is not what you would like to pursue, the school has many other areas to help out in. The boys and girls orphanages along with a women crisis center can always use an extra hand from the volunteers. New life international Africa school is a great place to volunteer because of their tremendous staff and students making you feel at home no matter where you choose to lend your helping hand.
As you are volunteering I was able to stay with the other ELI volunteers along with a host mother. The place is a great house to stay in. Located just a short walk to school or to town, equipt with all the amenities to make you feel safe and loved.
I had a terrific experience volunteering in Kenya with ELI abroad and would recommend it to anyone.
Program: Volunteer Teaching in Kenya
Volunteer at new life in Nakuru
Submitted by Maribel - Mexico City Mexico | October 30, 2016
I came to Kenya in order to work as a volunteer at the girls and boys home in Nakuru. When I arrived there I realize that there where many things to do there and different ways to help. New life is not only a school and orphanage, they have also a garment making and crisis center for women who have been abused in different ways. During my time in Nakuru I have been able to use my knowledge in psychology (bachelor's and master's degree) and work together with social workers and counselors. I am developing a program about sexual education for the girls at the garment making and doing group therapies once a week. I am also having the opportunity to do group therapy with the girls from the crisis center and to implement a workshop about emotions one to two times a week. One of the best parts about working as volunteer in Nakuru is that everything is quite flexible and you can help in different areas and ways. I defenitly recommend other people to come and volunteer here!
The best thing you'll ever do
Submitted by Stephanie Erickson - Clemson University | July 21, 2016
My experience with ELI was phenomenal. You would never know it was a non-profit by the service you receive. The staff was amazing - they provided me with all the information I needed and answered all my questions leading up to my trip. You can tell they really care about their volunteers! They're dedicated to making sure you have a great place to volunteer and live and explore. They even followed my social media while I was abroad! My experience in Iganga was amazing. I worked in the hospital and got to shadow doctors and assist patients in tons of different wards (male, female, maternity, surgery, pediatrics, etc.). My family was lovely and took such great care of me and cooked such tasty food! The town was cute and easy to get around and fit things. I could not recommend this program or ELI in general any higher. If you are considering volunteering abroad please please go through ELI. I promise you will be sooo thankful you did!
Submitted by Mariana - University of Nottingham | March 17, 2016
My volunteering experience was life changing. I spent 4 months in Nakuru, surrounded by beautiful children and having the opportunity to give them hope was amazing. Getting a smile out of these kids was such a joy! I would do it all over again and hopefully I can go back someday.
Program: Volunteer Teaching in Kenya