A completely different way of life and fun experience

Nov 6, 2016, Frida Boklund, Pre-medicine

I went with Try Medics to Uganda to improve my chances for getting into university but also to experience a completely different way of life in another culture. My experience both inside and outside the hospital has been amazing. In the hospital everything from the operating room and to the different wards has been a huge experience and very different from Danish hospitals.

Outside the hospital the adventurous trip to Jinja has especially been one of the wildest weekends. We crossed a lot of boundaries and experienced a lot of beautiful places. In and around Jinja there is really nice nature and it is wonderful to sit and watch the sunrise over the Nile with a cup of tea / coffee. Bungee jumping took me out of my comfort zone. Jumping suddenly became easy as the good instructors counted down from three. Bungee jumping is definitely something I would like to try again! The Jinja trip was a wild experience with both ATV driving, horse riding, river rafting and kayaking on the Nile.

  • Frida Boklund, Pre-medicine

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