Honduras: La Ceiba
1-2 weeks, 2-4 weeks, 5-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks
Typical Duration of Program
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This volunteer program is designed to allow medical students, interns, residents, physicians and other heath care professionals an opportunity to work in a Spanish speaking medical environment.
Candidates that enroll in this program will be:
* Introduced to medical professionals in La Ceiba
* Given the opportunity to learn or improve their Spanish
* Taught techniques to interact with Latino patients
* Given the time to explore the beauty of the North Coast and the Bay Islands of Honduras
The program's participants will be placed in the following areas:
* Medicine & Surgery
* Dentistry, Dental Assistant/Hygienist
* Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation, Therapists
* Emergency Medical Technician
* Hyperbaric Medicine
* Non Governmental Organization and Community Clinics & Projects
* Biomedical Engineering
The HASP staff will find doctors and other Honduran health care workers willing to supervise the candidates and coordinate their time with those who choose to participate in the HASP programs.
While with them you will work in various health care areas. The times and types of Spanish lessons will depend on the participants entry level Spanish language skills. Clinical supervision will be based on the participants needs and desires and can be customized for each participant. There will be opportunity to do evening and night (with supervision & transport pre-planned) shifts for those who so choose.
The HASP program accepts (for free distribution to needy patients) donated medicines and medical supplies.
Every participant is asked to bring with them, as personal baggage (documents available from HASP) medicines and medical equipment and supplies when they register with the HASP program. HASP can send you a list of medicines and supplies currently needed.
Spanish lessons (individual or group) are available.
Who can volunteer? Adults of both sexes
Commitment: Preferably 4 weeks, less or more time may also be available, as housing space allows. Each participant will be emailed a quote for their entire time in the HASP program.
The HASP program is supported by the participants' program fees.
HASP La Ceiba will coordinate the students: application process; travel itinerary; housing and food; the time with various doctors and other professionals; Spanish courses; after work and weekend activities; and tourist
Basic knowledge of Spanish
USD 225.00 per week
* Room & board (various living and eating plans are available on an individual basis)
* Participants supervision while in the program.
Pre-Med or Medical Student, Interns, Residents, Physicians, other Health Care Professionals
Independently or in Groups
Independently or in Groups of 1 to 6
Less than 5 working days
Honduras Adventures Spanish Programs (HASP) is an initiative to provide foreign health care professionals and other travelers to Honduras an opportunity to become involved in social tourism. One of the basic objectives of social tourism is to combat segregation or inequality in respect of specific segments of society when it comes to tourism and holiday travel. If successful, this effort could provide host communities in developing countries with supplemental income while also helping to democratize tourism and tourism activity. HASP will connect program participants with individuals, groups and organizations in Honduras who can provide meaningful inter-cultural experiences in addition to traditional holiday activities.