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Dentistry in Sri Lanka for Teens

Overview
Project Info
Summer
2 weeks
  • Sunday June 10th 2018 - Saturday June 23rd 2018
  • Sunday June 24th 2018 - Saturday July 7th 2018
  • Sunday July 8th 2018 - Saturday July 21st 2018
  • Sunday July 22nd 2018 - Saturday August 4th 2018
  • Sunday August 5th 2018 - Saturday August 18th 2018
Summer
3 weeks
  • Sunday July 8th 2018 - Saturday July 28th 2018
  • Sunday July 29th 2018 - Saturday August 18th 2018

  • Placement location: Colombo
  • Types of placements: Hospital dentistry department
  • Accommodation: Guest House/Host Family
  • Age Requirements: 15-18 years old
  • Arrival Airport: Colombo (CMB)
  • Local Languages: Sinhalese

A High School Special volunteer helps check a Sri Lankan woman’s blood sugar levels.

If you are a high school student interested in learning more about the field of dentistry, the Projects Abroad Dentistry Project in Sri Lanka is a great way to gain meaningful experience over the summer. The project is based in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s largest city, where you will spend time in the dentistry department of a local hospital.

You and your fellow volunteers will be under the supervision of a Projects Abroad Coordinator during your time at the hospital. You will also have the opportunity to visit a hospital specializing in traditional Ayurvedic medicine during your trip.

Over the course of the project, you will attend a fascinating workshop on medical practices in Sri Lanka, and participate in outreach activities during a two-day medical camp in a local community and an orphanage.

When you are not volunteering at the hospital or participating in workshops and outreaches, our local staff will organize various social and cultural activities for your group. Over the weekend, we will arrange a trip to Kandy, Sri Lanka’s cultural capital, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

This project is also available as a 3-week program on select dates. If you stay longer, you will be able to spend more time at your placement and with your fellow volunteers. You will also be taken on more weekend trips, allowing you to experience more of the local culture and do more sightseeing.

You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Sri Lanka Medicine & Healthcare Management Plan.

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