Our Mundo Verde nursing elective program was designed so nursing students could broaden their horizons within the medical management arena and gain an amazing experience learning along the way. As a nursing student partaking in your medical placement overseas, you will notice a great difference in the local medical practices from those that you have experienced in the West. Under staffed hospitals and clinics are common and medical equipment is often under resourced due to a deficiency of cash resources meaning they really need the help you provide.
A lot of placements will not have the modern facilities that you have become accustomed to. Additionally, due to lack of money, many patients’ cases have reached advanced stages and you may observe some surprising medical cases. However this can be seen as a great opportunity to stretch yourselves professionally and gain invaluable experience as a nurse and caregiver. You will get to help out and get some valuable hands on experience in your new environment.
As well as getting stuck in at the hospitals and clinics you will gain some invaluable life experience soaking in the new culture and trying their delicious cuisine and seeing how people live in other parts of the world. You will be completely immersed in their world and will most definitely enjoy a once in a lifetime trip.
In your time off Mundo Verde have plenty of tailor made excursions for you to enjoy as part of the elective programmes. Salsa lessons are given in some locations. You will get Spanish classes so you don’t need to worry too much if you aren’t an expert as we give you a stepping stone to help with communication while you are here. We provide 24/7 assistance and all accommodation is private. The agreements we have made with the hospitals mean the doctors are flexible with our students. All of this is included in the
price of your elective so you won’t face any extra charges after you arrive. All costs of trips are funded by us as we want you to make the most of your time overseas.