Cultural and Logistical Preparation for Your Trip
In this third module you will be taken through some exercises to help you culturally prepare for taking part in a short-term medical mission trip. You'll get to question your motivations and ability to hear and listen, rather than problem solve. Please note that this module is the longest in this orientation. Cultural competence is the most important part of preparation – even if you've traveled to this location before or have gone on lots of mission trips – because it is at the heart of why we do this work. We are in solidarity, we are providing access, we are partners with the community being served. As included in the Guiding Principles, Humility – with us all having something to learn – is an imperative in this work.
Please view the video and additional resources offered after.
Please note: This module includes questions for reflection. As each is provided, we recommend you pause the module to consider your response.
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