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Staying the Course: How to Support FIMRC Even When You Can’t be On-site covid-19 fimrc family global health Mar 25, 2020

Volunteer travel is the heart and soul of our programs at FIMRC. We rely on volunteer travel to ensure every FIMRC site can remain fully operational, all year round, even when volunteers can’t be on-site.

With the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) impacting travel around the world,...

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Volunteering with FIMRC Gave Me the Confidence to Pursue My Dreams global health peru project huancayo undergraduate student volunteer experience Mar 04, 2020

Winter break scholarship recipient Sarah Mullen was at a crossroads, then she decided to volunteer abroad with FIMRC and her path became clear. Find out how Sarah’s volunteer experience at Project Huancayo, Peru changed and inspired her as she prepares for medical school. 

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Cosas que Aprendí en el Voluntariado en Costa Rica con FIMRC costa rica ethical volunteering ghvp global health graduate student medical student project alajuelita volunteer experience Feb 11, 2020

Daniela Harguindeguy (@medtoonrd), una estudiante de medicina de la República Dominicana, recientemente  trabajó como voluntaria con FIMRC en el Proyecto Alajuelita, Costa Rica. Como nuestra primera ganadora de una beca por los redes sociales, Daniela comparte su experiencia...

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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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Undergraduate and Graduate Student Volunteers Bring Invaluable Skills and Perspectives to Global Health Programs costa rica ethical volunteering global health graduate student medical rotation program medical student nicaragua peru project alajuelita project bududa project huancayo project limón sihf summer international health fellowship uganda undergraduate student volunteer experience Mar 25, 2019

Jessica Southern recently transitioned to a new role as Key Relations Manager at FIMRC HQ after spending more than seven years as Field Operations Manager at Project Limón, Nicaragua. Jessica is sharing her insights on the value of partnerships since she took on this new role.  

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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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