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Lizzie asks…

I want to do medical missions outreach work in a different country?

I always hear about people going to countries in central/south america and building schools, teaching, or spreading God’s word. I am not a part of any church, but i was wondering if there are any credible organizations that do these types of trips for high school students.  I want to travel and help people. I am looking into some sort of medical career in the future (dentistry, optometry, medicine, etc.) and i know that once i get the needed degree, i can help people a lot more.
Right now though, I would like to maybe teach or bring supplies or help build houses and other facilities. I would really like to do medical mission outreach work in a Spanish speaking country because I am becoming fluent and would like an opportunity to practice.

Cee Harmon answers:

Hi Lizzie,

You can have a look at the Projects Abroad website at:  http://www.projects-abroad.org.

According to their website, “Medical interns can be high school students interested in becoming a doctors, undergraduate college students on the pre-med track, students taking a gap year, medical school students or doctors. Everyone and anyone is welcome to sign up for a medical missions outreach internship in any of 16 different countries with Projects Abroad.  Anyone interested in learning about medical missions outreach, medicine and volunteering abroad can participate; you only need to fill out the application, provide a reference and be at least 16 years-old.”

Here is a featured video from a Projects Abroad missions trip to an orphanage in Bolivia:

Projects Abroad: Care in Bolivia

An overview of Projects Abroad Care work in Bolivia. This video focuses on Project Abroad’s oldest care placement in Bolivia, the Maria Cristina orphanage serving children with special needs. This video provides background on the placement and docume…

Featured Projects Abroad Photos

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Haiti Medical Missions Best Practices Symposium


[Grey Dove, Inc.] On September 6-7, 2013 Grey Dove, Inc. will sponsor the Haiti Medical Missions Best Practices Symposium at the Miami Airport Marriott in Miami, FL. The symposium will begin at 5PM on Friday with a 

Serving with Others – A Benefit for Alaska Medical Missions


Our evening includes: silent auction, live music, excellent dinner and dessert, demonstrations and photos of locations across the map that supplies from Alaska Medical Missions have touched. Presentation: “Spotlight on 


Projects Abroad Missions Trips 

Projects Abroad

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–To find out more about their medical missions outreach internships in 16 different countries, visit:  http://www.projects-abroad.org


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Cee Harmon is the founder of Elevate Christian Network and Elevate Your Potential Magazine. He enjoys helping people improve the quality of their lives - spirit, soul, and body.
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