Medicine in Bolivia
High School Specials for 16-19 Year Olds
- Placement location: Cochabamba
- Types of placement: Teaching Hospital
- Accommodation: Host Families
- Age Requirements: 16-19 years old
This placement gives you the unique opportunity to observe the medical profession first hand in a developing country. Volunteers will work in Cochabamba and live with a local host family.
As a volunteer on the Medicine High School Special, you will have the opportunity to observe the doctors as they treat patients at various health centres and hospitals. You will also be provided with some Spanish lessons and medical workshops during your placement.
Volunteers will be involved in a variety of tasks, including dental outreach work at a care centre, and will also travel to a remote village to help treat children and the elderly, as there is no nearby hospital for locals to go to. Here volunteers will be involved in checking vital signs like blood pressures, pulse rates and temperature.
On the weekend you’ll travel to Lake Titicaca, visit the Tiwanaku ruins and Sun Island.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.
Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers 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. If you want to know more about their achievements, read our 2016 High School Specials Impact Report.