What will I do on a Physiotherapy internship in Nepal for teenagers?
During your time as a Physiotherapy intern in Nepal, you will have many opportunities to learn and explore. These are some of the things you’ll do:
- Observe physiotherapists at your placement as they work with patients
- Build your practical healthcare knowledge
- Explore a new country and make new friendships during socials and weekend travel
Your work will mainly focus on the following:
Observe physiotherapists at your placement as they work with patients
You’ll learn by shadowing physiotherapists as they work with patients. Watch as the therapist works with spinal injury patients, or as they teach teach children with special needs how to stretch out a muscle. Use this time to ask questions and learn as much as you can. We encourage you to take notes, so you can remember everything you saw and learned that day.
Expand your healthcare knowledge
On our Physiotherapy internship for teenagers in Nepal, we’ll teach you about the musculoskeletal system and how it relates to the study of physiotherapy. This is a great way to expand your practical medical knowledge. You may also be able to speak with orthopedic surgeons, nurses, or other medical staff, and ask questions related to physiotherapy.
Explore a new country and make new friendships
Throughout your time in Nepal, you will have plenty of opportunities to explore and travel! Projects Abroad staff will be with you, as you and your group do things like:
- A traditional dance class
- A yoga class
- Visit ancient temples
- Buy souvenirs at a local market
- Visit Chitwan National Park for the weekend
These exciting activities give you chance to socialise with people your age from around the world, and also a chance to learn more about Nepal’s culture.
Where in Nepal will I work?
You will complete our Physiotherapy internship in Chitwan, Nepal. You will live in a hotel, and do observation work in a teaching hospital or in a spinal injury centre.
Known as the Medical City of Nepal, Chitwan is home to a variety of top-rated medical institutions.
Drawing people from all across the country, northern India and other parts of the Himalayan region, it’s become something of a medical tourism hot spot over the past few years.
When you’re not working, we’ve organised social and cultural activities to keep you busy, along with a weekend trip to Chitwan National Park.
We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.
Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.
Measuring our impact
Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers and interns actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work.
We produce an annual High School Specials Impact Report, which documents some of these achievements. Find out more about the impact of these projects, and read the latest report.
Safety and staff support
Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have all the extra support you need as a young person travelling abroad. Our Projects Abroad staff are there for you 24 hours a day during the week and over weekends to provide constant support and guidance. Our staff also make sure you feel comfortable and safe at your placement and accommodation. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.
Find out more about safety and backup.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited, and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.
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