Before travelling abroad, you will attend a national preparation programme. Here you will be prepared for the working conditions that can be expected in the hospitals abroad, as well as the potential culture shock that you will be faced with. Furthermore, this phase focuses on raising awareness for 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 extensive preparation and reintegration.
Housing and airport pick-up are provided by the local AIESEC committee in the destination country. The price of housing is approximately €150 for a 6-8 week stay. Travel and living costs are on your own expense. Further costs, such as up to €300 for vaccinations, should also be taken into account.
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 between June and November. Here you have the opportunity to go to Mozambique, Ghana or Uganda. Applications for the summer edition of 2019 are open until the 10th of March. If you are interested and have questions or concerns, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.