What to Expect…
Si Yuan missions are an opportunity to meet new people and discover another culture while developing new clinical skills. These are overall enriching experiences but a mission in a developing country is not without its challenges. Volunteers should be prepared for difficult working conditions: extreme heat, transportation on unpaved roads, work sites with limited sanitation, etc. It is recommended that volunteers have previous experience working in resource-limited settings.
GBF takes care of planning and reserving transportation, accommodation and meals throughout the mission. Excursions to learn about the host country’s history, geography and culture are included as an integral part of missions in order to better understand cultural differences, necessary to adapt treatment options for patients.
Fees to participate in a GBF mission vary depending on the mission and position being applied for.