Why voluntary work overseas is a must
Fancy working in the United Kingdom and further afield for six months? Interested in being part of a youth team with participants worldwide, working on community enhancing projects? If your answer is yes, then read on as Edwina Lawson explains how she did it
- By: Edwina Lawson
As a fresher at Guys, Kings, and St Thomass medical school in 1998 I never thought Id be looking for any additional challenges. Studying intensively for five years in one of the most expensive cities in Europe is something that you (and your parents) want to get over and done with as soon as possible. But three years down the line, I chose to put aside the intricacies of gallbladder pathology for a year to see a bit more of the wider world.
So here I am, in a tiny village in north Wales for three months, living with a Nigerian girl and an English couple. After that, Ill be off to Nigeria for three months. But if the wild, green terrain of Snowdonia or the constant baaing of Welsh sheep doesnt immediately appeal to you, you might still be interested in the programme Im participating in, as it can