The Beautiful Island of Roatan, Honduras (Maximum of 6 students)
Early February 2018 (final dates will be set when tickets are purchased)
This is a small group opportunity with plenty of hands-on supervision and training. The visit should last 12-14 days and be progressive. Students will begin with Spanish lessons and a few slower paced days in local mission clinics. Students then move to a faster paced local government hospital that delivers about 15 babies per day. Students will be divided into 2 shifts so expect to work some night shifts.
This is a third world hospital with outdated practices and plenty of needs. Applicants should be eager but humble. Residents of Roatan are proud and strong. We are honored to be invited into this beautiful community.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
This placement is for:
Midwife students who have doula experience and are enrolled in a midwifery academic program. Proof of grades and attendance is required. Please give details about your birth experience so that we can have proper supervision for our team.
Nurses who would like experience in Labor and Delivery.
COST $2,295 ..... ...........................(Prices are subject to change, especially related to airfare or if we stay longer than 14 days.)
APPLICATION FEE $35
Airfare from Atlanta.......................................... Ideally, the team meets in Atlanta where we pick up medical supplies that we will be delivering. We then arrive in Honduras together.
Breakfast & Dinner for the stay in Roatan
Transportation to and from the Clinics/Hospitals
Medical Spanish Classes (approx. 2 hours/day)
Medical Supplies and donations to the missions
One carry-on bag
Bus fare and ferry trips to get on to the Island of Roatan
Webinars prior to departure are required.
Transportation to Atlanta (carpool trips to Atlanta will be organized if possible; depending on location of students).
Meals during travel
Medical Spanish Book
Snorkeling $5/day equipment rental
The hostel has discounts to scuba lessons and other island excursions (Honduras is INCREDIBLE diving. Don't miss this opportunity).
Sunday services are encouraged and transportation is provided.
WHAT TO BRING
Space is limited so students may only bring limited items. Ideally student items will fit in a carry-on no larger than ______. We will be checked but could accommodate items that do not fit in the carry-on. The good news is that there is plenty of room for souvenirs on the way home.
5 Scub pants
7 Scub tops
2 modest casual outfits
1 light dress
1 bathing suit
Comfortable closed-toe working shoes
Your lodging will be in bunks at a lovely hostel. There may not be air-conditioning and although the island is hot, it's not usually over 90 degrees. You will be walking to one of the clinics so be prepared to 'rough it' a little bit.
Students are expected to work a shift each day and be on-call for clinic deliveries. As most seasoned students already know, it's important to be able to function on minimal sleep.
Try to read most of Medical Spanish before your trip. Practice using online pronunciation tools.
Reserve early so the team can secure these great rates:
DEADLINES Running Total
1. $600 deposit when accepted at a student $600
2. $500 due by October 1, 2017 $1,100
3. $500 due by Nov 1 $1,600
4. $500 due by Dec 1 $2,100
5. $195 Final payment due Jan 1, 2018 $2,295
Deposit is non-refundable. Other payments are refundable at 75% if requested by Dec 1st.
Credit cards are processed with a 4% premium added or you can send direct payments through Paypal 'friend to friend' at Sandy@CarolinaWaterBirth.com. Application must be approved prior to acceptance of deposit.