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Physical Requirements:

  • Must be in good physical condition and able to walk 10 to 15 km a day and/or night through dense rainforest and/or debris covered beaches.

  • No abuse of illegal drugs. No consumption of alcohol. No smoking.

  • Be willing to work under difficult and uncomfortable conditions such as heat, rain and mosquitoes - all day and night.

  • Must be able to swim.

  • Know if you are allergic to mosquito bites, and if so have necessary medication on hand.

  • Have a health insurance policy issued by the HTH World Wide Study Abroad Insurance Company through Penn State undergraduates. Information will be provided to you.

  • Must be able to endure long bus trips over rough and bumpy terrain.

  • It is STRONGLY advised that anyone with a heart condition or any other health condition such as, but not limited to, pregnancy, asthma, or arthritis consult Dr. McLaughlin before applying.

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