Physical Therapy High School Special in the Philippines
- Project Info
- What are High School Specials?
- Community Service Credit
- High School Specials Impact Report
- Placement location: San Remigio, Cebu
- Types of placements: Community rehabilitation center
- Accommodation: Host family
- Age Requirements: 15-18 years old
Join our Physical Therapy High School Special in the Philippines as a teen volunteer to gain experience shadowing professionals in a developing company. You will work at the Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) in San Remigio, where you will get to shadow local physical therapists while they treat patients.
Your role on this project is mainly observational, and will expose you to a variety of aspects of physical therapy treatment. You will get to shadow professional physical therapists as they treat patients one-on-one during home visits. This will also allow you to learn more about the different treatments of specific types of illnesses and conditions.
By visiting a new country, you will learn about different medical procedures. We have organized a workshop for you and your fellow volunteers to give you an introduction into healthcare in the Philippines. This will expand your knowledge on how healthcare works on the ground around the world.
During your free time, there will be plenty of time to explore some attractions in the Philippines, like the beautiful hidden gem in Cebu – Bantayan Island. On the island you can explore a century old church, relax on picturesque white sandy beaches, and watch the sunset over crystal clear waters.
During your stay, you will live with a local host family and learn about local culture and traditions in the Philippines, and get to eat local Filipino food every day! We encourage you to make the most of this opportunity and learn as much as you can about life in the Philippines.