Trustpilot

Find out what Oyster medical volunteers in Romania have to say about their time on the project:

Beautiful buildings in Brasov“I absolutely loved my time overseas and can’t wait to schedule another trip to Romania! Răzvan went above and beyond in making sure Shabana and I were comfortable, and we loved every day we spent there. I would like to thank you again for all of your guidance! You and the rest of Oyster staff have been so incredible (especially to a new traveler like me). Hopefully, in the near future, I’ll be able to join the program again!”

Michaela, 1 week March 2019


A doctor and children at the hospital enjoy relaxing together“The trip was amazing. The patients were wonderful to work with. The application process was painless and we felt prepared for this adventure. I probably will miss having the satisfaction of providing direct relief to patients as I do not always get the same satisfaction as an aide in my clinic. In America, I am not allowed to massage patients or provide mobilization as I did while under supervision of the therapist. Being hands-on with the patients made me realize I can’t wait to start my career!”

Shabana, 1 week March 2019


The Black Church in Brasov under a blanket of snow“This far exceeded my expectations. I have learned to dress patient’s wounds and it was a great experience for me. It was great to learn about the Romania care service. If you choose this programme, you will not regret your choice!”

Mi Jeong, 1 week January 2019


Visit Bran Castle whilst in Romania - the home of Dracula“I had the chance to help the nurse with her daily duties in the morning, which included going to patient’s homes, changing wound dressings, checking blood pressure and heart rate. In the afternoon, I would shadow the physiotherapist in people’s homes, watching different types of treatments like massages to keep the blood flowing in immobilised patients and electrotherapy which helps the muscles relax.”

Alexandra, 2 weeks August 2018


Fireworks go off over Brasov town square to welcome in 2018.“Life is great here in Brasov. My roommates are fantastic and we have been having good fun! The apartment is great and Razvan is always helpful and great to be around. I had my first day yesterday on the mobile team. I am enjoying getting out into people’s homes and experiencing the culture.”

James, 3 weeks January 2018


Rachel volunteering in Romania“It’s great for those looking for experience in certain lines of work, e.g. social work. This project is also great for those who really enjoy spending time with children. I really liked that I had the opportunity to work on the different units of the hospital. It offered a good variety and change of scenery. I really liked being able to spend time with children of all age ranges.”

Rachel, 4 weeks April 2017


medical internship in Brasov“Everything is going very well over here! My first week was nice. At the children’s hospital it is not always easy to communicate with the children but it’s going well 🙂 In the afternoon it’s really great!! The nurses of the medical mobile vehicle explain everything to me and speak very good English so I learn and enjoy a lot! And Razvan also looks after us very well 🙂 I enjoy it a lot!!”

Daphné, 2 weeks March 2017


Romania hospital “The nurses here were really nice and easygoing, even with our language barrier, we pretty much always managed to understand each other and I finally managed to give a face to many diseases I’ve only seen in books, which is pretty nice. Razvan was absolutely amazing in every instance but I’m sure I’m not telling you anything new. All in all I can only compliment you for how well managed the project is.”

Diego, 2 weeks March 2017


medical internship in Brasov“The first week has flown by and the second week is too! Both placements have been amazing and I have had the chance to see the real Romania rather than what the tourists see. It has definitely been an eye opener and a brilliant experience! Razvan has been incredibly kind throughout the trip, always making sure that we are ok wherever we are, especially when organising the weekend trips. Cannot fault anything!”

Frankie, 3 weeks September 2016


Volunteer bandaging a leg“I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Romania. I am definitely missing the lovely people I have met on the trip including the kids at the hospital, everyone from the mobile medical unit, the staff at the hospital, the other volunteers (the list goes on and on!) and of course the warm Romanian sun.”

Ellie, 4 weeks June 2016

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