Before traveling abroad, participants attend a national preparation program. During program, they will be prepared for the working conditions that they can expect in the hospitals abroad, as well as the culture shock that they might experience. Furthermore, the preparation phase also focuses on raising student’s awareness of global health issues.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the costs of the Medicine project?
The basic fee for participating in the Medicine Project is €299. In return, you receive complete personal guidance throughout your entire experience both in the Netherlands and abroad, as well as an extensive preparation and reintegration.
Housing and airport pick-up are provided by the local AIESEC Committee in the country of destination. The price for housing differs per committee and varies between €150-€250 for a 6-8 week stay. Travel and living costs are on the participant’s own expense. Additionally, further costs should be taken into account if the participant has not yet received all required vaccinations (can be up to approximately 190€).
How long and when will I be abroad?
For the winter project, you will be abroad for 6 to 8 weeks in the months of January, February or March. If you are going for the summer project, you will be abroad for the same duration between the months of June and November.
What can I expect of the selection procedure?
The selection consists of two phases: in the first one, we review you motivation letter and CV. In the second phase, your compatibility with the project will be assessed in competence-testing exercises and an interview following the CORE (Circumstance, opportunity, reaction, effect) method.
Can I also go in summer?
Yes, you can participate in the Summer edition of the Medicine project and go abroad between June and September! In the summer edition, participants have the opportunity to go to Ghana and Uganda. Application for the summer edition of 2019 will open in December 2018, if you are already interested and have questions or concerns, feel free to email us at email@example.com.