Rural Medical Clinics - Bilingual Assistant

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The Exchange

Rural Medical Clinics consist of running a public health service campaign coupled with providing medical intervention. We partner with Colombian doctors in taking medicines to rural coffee farm villages. Our doctors utilize the intake & examination process to instruct our U.S. premed & nursing student volunteers. Our teams last 7-14 days. You could play a role as a bilingual assistant helping the students and patients effectively communicate.


32 hours of help per week

Teaching Sports: Organize and teach different sports and activities.

Teaching Languages: Give language lessons to guests or local community.

What you get

3 days off per week

Shared Dorm: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Team Dorm: You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Breakfast: Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Lunch: Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Cook your own meal: Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Discounts on Accommodation: Feel free to explore! Get discounts on partner locations.

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Free Hiking Tours: Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.

Free Parties: Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.

Free Events: Be part of something! Get free events.

Pick Up: No worries! Get a free ride to get to our place.

Dance classes: Rock your body! Join our dance classes.

Language lessons: Learn or improve your language skills.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Intermediate English and Intermediate Spanish

Between 18 and 70 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

A bilingual assistant becomes part of the team 24/7. The team consists of 12 undergraduate students and 2-3 bilingual assistants. You would work, eat, live, play, and sleep; essentially do all activities with the team. When circumstances permit the Team Manager could release you for extended periods of rest or leisure, but you must be prepared to be available as necessary and dictated by the circumstances.

Activities & Shift

House Visits - Public Health Campaign
Medical Clinics - Intake, interview, examination, diagnosis, prescription
Pharmacy - setup, fill prescriptions
Workshops - sutures, injections, pharmacology, natural medicine
Recreational Activities - horseback riding, paseo de olla, tour, dancing, ziplining, sports, community events


We are NOT a free lodging program. It costs fifteen dollars per day to participate in our program. The fee covers your lodging in our guest house facility and the program. You must accept being part of the team, from the arrival of the students until the departure of the students.