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WORKING WITH ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Shadow doctors performing acupuncture!

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The project

Get the opportunity to shadow doctors performing acupuncture!  This center has two doctors providing alternative medicine, focusing in acupuncture. Interns will be learning about acupuncture techniques and assisting with with all aspects of the center. Depending on the knowledge and interest of the intern, can lead to other projects.

Dates/Length

Project available year-round. 1 month minimum.

 

 

Costs

2 weeks – $1460
1 month – $1930
2 months – $2870
3 months – $3810
Each extra week  – $235

Location details

Accomodation in Quito is with a local host family and it includes 2 meals per day: breakfast and dinne

Requirements

Spanish level: Independent user B1. Must be 18 and over, with valid passport and health insurance

Itinerary Sample

Mondays to Fridays

8:00 to 13:00 working at the project learning about acupuncture techniques.
13:00 to 16:00 lunch and resting time
16:00 to 18:00 work at the project assisting in the different areas of the clinic.

If you take Spanish classes:

It is necessary to have less working hours so you can study two hours for 3 days a week. This would be from 15:00 to 17:00.

Role of the volunteer

You will have the opportunity to shadow doctors performing acupuncture! Interns will be learning about acupuncture techniques and assisting with with all aspects of the center. Depending on the knowledge and interest of the intern, can lead to other projects.

Skills required

Willingness to learn and help, be open, flexible, patient, caring passionate, creative and come with a spirit of collaboration and solidarity.

What’s Included?

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Accomodation

Available during the length of the project (Either at the project or local homestay families with 2 meals included)

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Transfer from Quito to project

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Cellphone

Local cell phone is included with a refundable deposit of $50

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Aiport pick-up/ drop-off

Ecua Explora staff ready to transport you

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Support 24 hours

On the ground Ecua Explora staff available

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First weekend accomodation

In a hostal in Quito with breakfast

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Orientation

(includes city tour and lunch)

Not Included

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Meals not specified

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Transportation to/from the homestay to the project each day

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Optional extras

Add $70 for day excursion upon arrival.
Add $50 per week for 6h Spanish classes if in Quito.

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