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Medicine in Sri Lanka for Teens

Project Info
2 weeks
  • Sunday July 5th 2020 - Saturday July 18th 2020
  • Sunday July 19th 2020 - Saturday August 1st 2020
  • Sunday August 2nd 2020 - Saturday August 15th 2020
3 weeks
  • Sunday July 5th 2020 - Saturday July 25th 2020
  • Sunday July 26th 2020 - Saturday August 15th 2020

  • Placement location: Colombo
  • Types of placements: Hospital
  • Accommodation: Guest House/Host Family
  • Age Requirements: 15-18 years old

Based in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s largest city, Projects Abroad’s Medicine project is an exciting opportunity for high school students to learn about medical systems in a developing country firsthand.

A volunteer on the Sri Lanka Medicine High School Special project.

During their time on the High School Special, volunteers will be under the supervision of a Projects Abroad Coordinator and will spend time in the different departments of a general hospital. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to visit a hospital specializing in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.

Over the course of the project, volunteers will also attend an interesting workshop on medical practices in Sri Lanka, and participate in outreach activities during a two-day medical outreach program in a local community centre.

On the weekend, Projects Abroad will arrange a trip to Kandy, Sri Lanka’s cultural capital, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

This project is also available as a 3-week program on select dates. If you stay longer, you will be able to spend more time at your placement and with your fellow volunteers. You will also be taken on more weekend trips, allowing you to experience more of the local culture and do more sightseeing.

High School Specials Impact Report

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