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“Working at Primeros Pasos for a month was the longest I had ever volunteered in another country, and it certainly made a difference having the medical knowledge that I’ve acquired in my first couple years as a Vanderbilt medical student. “
Within my first week as a Primeros Pasos volunteer, I learned that working in public health in a developing country entails conquering the unexpected.
“The two months (June & July of 2018) I spent in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala volunteering with Primeros Pasos were an incredible success in terms of the work completed, the cultural immersion, the linguistic practice, and the relationships made.”
“The best day I had at Primeros Pasos was the day Melanie [volunteer] , Eline [volunteer] and I accompanied Monica, the nutrition specialist, into the community.”
“I loved working every day at Primeros Pasos because of the people, the place, and the interactions with people of the Valley.”
“I did not realize what a wonderful learning opportunity it would be to work alongside medical trainees from Guatemala and around the world.”
"I was looking for an adventure abroad, but I got so much more than that during my 4 weeks volunteering here."