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Casey (February-March 2017)

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I decided to volunteer in Roatan, Honduras with Global Healing to gain more knowledge about medicine, experience all the fun activities Roatan has to offer, practice my Spanish, and meet new people. I more than accomplished all of these goals after my month spent on the island. My time in Roatan completely exceeded all expectations (including my expectation to find great diving in Roatan which was just as good as the books said!).
The Pediatric Clinic run by Global Healing is located in the Public Hospital in Roatan’s “largest” city Coxen Hole. By “large”, I mean the city with the most local island residents. Other “large” cities include West End and West Bay, simply due to the fact they are flooded with tourists and expats. Roatan has a large economic gap between the tourists and the local Honduran people. Most people come off the cruise boats and head straight to West End and West Bay for beaches and diving. However, they miss the other, poverty stricken side of the island. Coxen Hol…