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FIMRC Volunteers Make The World Go Round blog foundations in global health graduate student undergraduate student virtual programs virtual volunteer Nov 19, 2020

At FIMRC, our operations are kept going by our incredible team and amazing volunteers that contribute to our project sites worldwide. While our project sites are usually funded by volunteers traveling to project sites in-person, FIMRC has adjusted to offering virtual volunteer programs,...

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FIMRC Virtual Chapter Trip Opportunities blog fimrc chapters foundations in global health global health global health essentials graduate student high school student student explorer program undergraduate student virtual programs virtual volunteer Nov 06, 2020

INTRODUCING FIMRC’S VIRTUAL CHAPTER TRIPS

Have you been wondering how you can continue working with your FIMRC Chapter even during school break? Then our Virtual Chapter Trip program is perfect for you! 

FIMRC offers winter and spring break virtual trips exclusively to those...

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Virtual Chapter Retreats Connect You With The World Nov 02, 2020

CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY OF GLOBAL HEALTH AT FIMRC’S VIRTUAL CHAPTER RETREAT! 

Tailored for students involved in FIMRC Chapters, this year’s Chapter Retreat has gone virtual. We may not be able to travel right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t connect with...

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Falling in Love with Public Health blog dominican republic fimrc staff highlight project restauración public health Aug 30, 2019

Our next FIMRC alumni blog post comes from Joe South, who helped open FIMRC’s site at Project Restauración, Dominican Republic in 2012 and served as our Field Operations Manager (FOM) there until 2014. Read on to learn more about Joe’s unexpected path to a career in public...

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Juana's Story: Accessing Medical Care as a Nicaraguan Refugee blog clinical observations community stories costa rica fimrc programs project alajuelita volunteer Aug 08, 2019

Volunteers who serve at Project Alajuelita in Costa Rica are often inspired by the patients seen at the FIMRC clinic. Witnessing the resilience that our community members have is a profound experience. One patient in particular has been a source of inspiration for staff, community members, and...

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Beyond Good Intentions: Responsible Volunteerism blog ethical volunteering fimrc programs fimrc staff highlight peru project la merced Apr 19, 2018

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Throughout our 15 years of serving communities abroad, we have seen many sides of global health and community development. We have also seen a growing awareness of ethical practices relevant to international service work. Check out this article: “Advice to Parachuting Docs: Think...

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8 Ways to Make an Ethical Impact Abroad blog costa rica dominican republic ecuador ethical volunteering fimrc chapters ghvp india nicaragua peru project alajuelita project anconcito project bududa project huancayo project kodaikanal project la merced project limón project restauración uganda volunteer Mar 29, 2018

When considering traveling for an international volunteer trip, we believe there's a right way to do it! There are many options for individuals eager to make a difference abroad. We have compiled a list of eight ethical practices to consider before serving overseas to keep your efforts...

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4 Misconceptions About International Service Trips blog dominican republic ethical volunteering fimrc alumni ghvp global health volunteer program project restauración volunteer experience Mar 15, 2018

Misconception #1: You Must Be Completely Fluent To Be Of Use In Spanish Speaking Countries.

As someone who took four years of Spanish in high school and two Spanish classes while in college, I figured I could get around with the Spanish I had learned over the past 5/6 years. I quickly...

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Preparing for the Unexpected blog fimrc alumni packing list peru project huancayo volunteer experience Jan 11, 2018

No matter how prepared you are for a travel experience abroad, unexpected experiences are sometimes inevitable. Trang Tran, a UIUC graduate & 2-time FIMRC alumna, faced the common fear of any international traveler: lost luggage. As a guest blogger, she is reflecting on her recent trip...

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Plot Twists on a Pre-Health Track blog costa rica fimrc alumni fimrc chapters ghnf nicaragua project alajuelita project bududa project limón public health travel nursing uganda volunteer volunteer experience Dec 27, 2017
At risk of coming on way too strong, I’m going to start this off by saying that I would not be the same person if it were not for my involvement in FIMRC.
 
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This is not an infomercial in the form of a blog for some lifetime guarantee that FIMRC will improve your life, and...

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