Unforgettable Premedical Shadowing Internship In Mombasa, Kenya
My 3 week experience with Elective Africa was pretty good. The first couple of days, the airport nearby had lost my luggage so I could not do anything, but Carol, the program director, and Anne, the housekeeper & chef, were very helpful and assisted me in communicating with the airports responsible until I got them back. The staff at Coast Provincial General Hospital were very kind and super friendly. Everyone there is always happy to teach you anything you want to know. I loved working in the newborn unit so much, I would not rotate out of the department. At the apartment, Carol and Anne were super lovely and treated me like I was family, which I was grateful for.. Everything felt more personal than business with Anne and Carol. Anne cared a lot, and would see the things I did eat and did not eat and adjusted to make the things I liked. Carol would carter for things personally and she was very flexible and helped to arrange for me to have my hair done at the residence by a Masai hair braider. Carol and Anne also took me to the market (atleast 5 or 6 times!) and helped me shop for souvenirs for my friends and family and made sure the vendors were giving me fair prices, which I really appreciated. Our residence was very very safe and the guards and overseer of the residence were very kind to me. I enjoyed my Swahili lessons with Purity, who did a good job of balancing necessary content for the hospital, while also asking what we wanted to learn. This program was very good thorough, and left me with good memories.