Volunteering @ Hospital in Croatia

DONE BY: Demre Inanoglu | The Hockaday School '16 | U. of Chicago '21

HOW OPPORTUNITY WAS FOUND: GapMedics

OFFERS FINANCIAL AID? Unsure

LENGTH: 2 weeks

LOCATION: Pula, Croatia

FUN: ★★★★★

PERSONAL GROWTH: ★★★★★

KIND OF PERSONAL GROWTH EXPERIENCED:

Adaptation, quick thinking

DAY-TO-DAY LIFE: 

  • Morning: wake up, take bus to hospital
  • Afternoon: in hospital from 9-3pm
  • Evening: take bus back home for dinner, go out to explore the city, go shopping or have coffee with other kids in program
  • 9pm: Attend public health speech by Croatian Doctor

DESCRIPTION OF WORK/ACTIVITIES DONE: 

  • Shadowing doctors
  • Volunteering at the Red Cross

HOW MANY HOURS OF WORK DID YOU DO PER WEEK? 30

IN EXCHANGE OF WORK, PROVIDES: 

  • Accommodation
  • Meals on weekdays

TOP TIPS: 

DO THIS PROGRAM!! stay for at least 2-3 weeks, more if you can! go somewhere you won't get to go to again.

MOST MEANINGFUL LESSON TAKEN AWAY: 

Living like a local in a different country and different city and meeting amazing new people.

MORE NO-CRAP TALK: 

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