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Medical Internship in Vietnam with Projects Abroad
Projects Abroad volunteer teacher and her students Projects Abroad volunteer teacher and her students

Medical Internship in Vietnam with Projects Abroad

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Chasing Dreams and Discovering New Worlds

As a Vietnamese American who never knew of his heritage, this trip was a dream come true! I was never able to meet my Grandmother who was born in Vietnam, so I decided to go with Projects Abroad to explore my native land. They were excellent in every way possible. I always felt safe, there were plenty of other people that spoke English (fellow volunteers), and I got some hands-on experience that I could have never gotten back in America.

During my stay, I volunteered at the National Hospital of Traditional Medicine and assisted on over 20 hemorrhoid surgeries. In the mornings I would follow the nurses around and give injections with the friendly-and funny-Mr. Hoy, the head male nurse. The joy of the Vietnamese people is captivating even when you don't understand the language, and this is everything that Mr. Hoy embodied.

Overall, I could not have asked for a better volunteer experience. Projects Abroad takes care of you like family and makes you feel at home in a foreign land. 10/10. Would do it again.

Institution Affiliates:

The International Volunteer Programs Association