The Agape Medical Student Program offers Christian medical students a life-changing opportunity to participate in a medical program that lasts for 1-2 weeks in Russia. We can accommodate medical students at various times throughout the entire year, and our program is open to medical students at any level of training.
Moscow Program – 1-2 Weeks
As part of our Moscow Medical Program, during your stay in Moscow, if circumstances permit, you will be able to visit another medical university, talk with Russian interns, residents, and professors, and share experiences about Western medical care. The program is flexible and “tailor-made” to suit each individual who comes to serve, depending on their level of education and skills.
Other Program Opportunities
During your time in Moscow, you may also visit drug and alcohol rehab centers, truck stops, and other locations as available. In these locations, you will be working with a Russian doctor licensed to give free medical consultations, medicines, and eyeglasses to these needy people. Agape will arrange for transportation, translators, and medicines for the program. If time permits, you may also make some home visits to folks who are homebound and who cannot afford medical care. During your free time, there are many beautiful cultural and historic sites to see in Moscow.
Application for the program must be made three months in advance. The cost for the program is $750 per week per person plus international airfare with a oneweek minimum stay. The program begins on a Saturday and ends on a Saturday. An initial deposit of $200 is required to reserve your space in the program, and the balance is due 8 weeks before departure (Non US residents may pay upon arrival in Moscow or by clicking here). We can only accommodate a small number of medical students at a time, so your reservation will not be confirmed until the full fee is paid.
Visa/LOI (Letter of Invitation)
A visa is required for travel to Russia. The cost of the visa is not included in your fee, but Agape will assist you by providing you with an official letter of invitation, which costs $150 so that you may apply for your visa. Once we receive your expedition application, we will begin helping you through this process. The cost for your visa will usually run $150, but can be as much as $350 if same day processing is needed. To become more familiar with obtaining a visa to Russia, please see the following web sites: www.russianembassy.org or www.traveldocs.com (for applicants from the US).
Everything you will need inside Russia,including airport pickup and return, food, lodging, and transportation, is included in your fee. Because we have people who come from Europe, Canada, USA, and even the Far East, our fee is based upon arrival in Moscow and does not include air/train tickets to and from Moscow. Don’t forget to take advantage of Frequent Flyer miles as you travel – you may well need them to return on another expedition with Agape to “The Ends of the Earth.”
Our program includes lodging at our Moscow guest flat with a bathroom and shower. The program includes three simple meals. It does NOT include snacks. If you want something special to eat while in Moscow, there are several small Russian stores and markets nearby, and now Moscow has more than 110 McDonald’s restaurants.
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