Posts tagged #Project Anconcito

Our Most Common Volunteer Travel Questions, Answered!

Getting ready to travel abroad with us this summer? We want to make sure that our volunteers feel as prepared as possible so they are comfortable taking that leap of faith and enrolling in an exciting and life-changing volunteer trip! Check out some of our most frequently asked questions and some first-hand experiences from our wonderful volunteers.

We can’t wait for you to join us soon as part of one of our many volunteer opportunities, including our Summer International Health Fellowship (SIHF). Slots are still available for both summer sessions, sign up today or email missions@fimrc.org any time to learn more or ask us anything!

Spotlight on Project Anconcito, Ecuador

Each volunteer’s reason for choosing Project Anconcito and their experiences on site are as unique as the volunteers themselves. Meet three special volunteers who served with us in Ecuador in 2018. Makda Mehari, a junior at Centre College, who served for five weeks as part of the Lincoln Scholars program at Centre College; Catie O’Reilly, a junior at Vanderbilt University and part of the Ingram Scholars program; and Kathleen Hopps, a high school student from Illinois.

It Hurts A Bit

He’s a travel nurse, backpacker, and now a former long-term FIMRC Ambassador in Ecuador. Cameron Petrey paused his South American backpacking adventures to immerse himself in Project Anconcito’s community and health initiatives. He’s had strong opinions about international development & global health since he joined us. He’s now sharing his thoughts on grassroots health along with travel tips and excursion clips (including sea turtles 🌊🐢).