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Honduras Medical Project

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Honduras Medical Project

Help in assisting medical staff at a Honduran hospital or clinic and in turn support local communities, while gaining a valuable insight into the medical profession.

Prices from US$2,145

Immerse yourself in the Honduran culture and experience the sights and sounds of this unique country. Help in assisting medical staff at a hospital or clinic and in turn support local communities, while getting valuable medical work experience.

Add a touch of spice to your project by using your spare time to explore the spellbinding landscapes and natural wonders of this fascinating country. Enjoy adventure sports like scuba diving, horseback riding, trekking, relax on the spotless white sand beachesand make friends in your new home.

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  • Providing assistance in patient care
  • Volunteering in a hospital or clinic
  • Improve your Spanish with daily lessons
  • Explore Honduras in all its glory


  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • Intermediate level of the Spanish language required


Location La Ceiba, Honduras
Activities Assisting with patient care
Supporting the medical staff
Transport Airport pick-up on arrival
Airport drop-off on departure
Accommodation Homestay


Before you go Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country 3 meals a day
Airport pick-up
Airport drop-off
Project orientation and training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ backup


A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.


You will be supporting staff at a local hospital or clinic in the city of La Ceiba. Your time may be spent shadowing or working alongside healthcare worker or directly with patients.  You may even be required to provide assistance with a variety of technical and administrative support as required.  

Your internship will give you invaluable preparation for a career in medicine and is geared towards those who wish to pursue a career within a medical field.  Those with determination, enthusiasm and aptitude may be able to assist the doctors, nurses and lab staff in their duties and gain hands-on experience of administering care to the Honduran people, however please be aware that your involvement is completely dependent upon your own skills and experience and the needs of the hospital / clinic at the time of your placement.

The centrally located hospital receives a wide range of patients with a multitude of ailments whereas the  clinic, situated in the suburban area of La Ceiba, was founded for young people up to the age of 19, who attend for help and advice on such matters as pregnancy, SOA tests and psychological problems.  The most successful volunteers are those who can be flexible, proactive and enthusiastic about helping out where they are needed most.

Your day will be divided into volunteering at the Health Centre and partaking in Spanish lesson’s at the Central American Spanish School. This provides a great opportunity to brush up on your Spanish whilst working in the clinic where you will need it!


There are two options for arriving into Honduras, either to fly into San Pedro Sula or direct to La Ceiba. If you fly into La Ceiba you will be collected from the airport by a friendly local staff member, who will then escort you to your home in La Ceiba, a port town on the north coast of Honduras, where you will live for the duration of your stay.  If you are arriving into San Pedro Sula you will then make your way to La Ceiba via bus, detailed instructions for which will be provided prior to your departure.  If you choose the San Pedro Sula option please aim to arrive no later than 2pm in order to make the last bus.


You will be staying with a friendly Honduran host family, allowing you to completely immerse yourself in the culture and language of Honduras as you will be living just like a local! You will have a private room and bathroom facilities will be available. Your host family will be welcoming and friendly and will try to make you feel like a member of the family.


You will be provided with three meals a day. These meals will be typical Honduran dishes consisting of beans, rice, tortillas, meat, cheese and eggs. Food can also be obtained at local supermarkets. Sample some of the country's local food such as meaty tortillas, fried beans, and papaya.

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Honduras offers a host of adventure and cultural experiences for you to enjoy in your spare time. Possible extra activities include hiking, horse riding, snorkelling, trekking, rainforest expeditions, and scuba diving. It is also possible to add a teaching project to your language experience. Travel to the Lagoon of Cocoa to see monkeys and bird species.


4 weeks US$2,145

Extra week US$345


Nearest airport(s): San Pedro Sula (SAP), La Ceiba (LCE)


  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


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To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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