Overall Rating:/ 10My time in South Africa was phenomenal. I participated in the 6 week clinical volunteer project and was able to help the patients in a way that you couldn't even think of doing in America. The healthcare system is so different compared to that of home. The warm smiles the people give you made my passion stronger for the medical field. The local staff was very welcoming and made you fit in as if you were a part of the family. It was very intimidating at first in a new country alone, but you soon make lasting friendships and get accustomed to the different lifestyle. This experience was truly rewarding, and I would definitely recommend it to other potential volunteers!