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Not sure if this is quite the right place to ask my questions but seeing as it pertains somewhat to travel, im just going ask it here since you are the likely the most knowledgeable board on the subject.
I'm a pre-med student about to finish my 2nd year in college. I am currently a certified EMT in my state (California), and looking into volunteering/working abroad in 3rd world countries short term. Ideally, It would make sense for me to find a medical placement setting. Whether it be a refugee camp, small village, or a small hospital township. I would like to do this for about 6-8 weeks, followed possibly by 2 weeks of just recreational travel.
The closest programs I have encountered so far dont quite line up with what I would like to do/can do.
>peace corps (multiple year commitment)
>Gapmedics (expensive as hell and looks more like a summercamp,lol)
>Going purely Independent (seems sketch as fuck, would not like to be beheaded on the internet...)
I am college student, so my budget is pretty bare to a round ticket flight, and very little spending money ($50-100 a week.)
>Does anybody know of any originzations that provide meals/living in exchange for volunteering/work in 3rd world countries?
>Im thinking about (east)Africa as a place Im interested in.
>Recommended countries to volunteer in? (6-8 weeks)
>If I decide to travel after volunteering, Any countries in Africa I should NOT GO, or at least steer clear of?
>any basic traveling tips or guides I should read that are relevant to modern day Africa Travel?
Share your eastern european off-the-beaten-track secrets
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Working out an intinerary for this summer, end of July. Visiting Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, stopping over in Zagreb then going via Plitvice to Split. I've been looking at travel guides for the best stuff to do but does /trv/ have any alternative, off-the-beaten track fun stuff they've come across in these cities? Also is it worth doing a day boat trip from Split when we only have 3 nights there? Which island?