Group of BYU students during the orientation day tour of Merida, Mexico

“UBELONG is full of sustainable projects.”


UBELONG Snapshot
Name: Jordyn Hansen
Age: 23
Hometown: Draper, Utah
Nationality: United States
Languages spoken: English, Spanish (fluent)
University: Brigham Young University
Volunteer Abroad: Public Health Education in Merida, Mexico
Duration: 6 weeks
Start month: June 2018

Why did you decide to become a UBELONG Volunteer?
BYU (Brigham Young University) introduced me to UBELONG, and said I could volunteer there to complete an internship for school. Upon further research, I liked the idea of volunteering in a continuing project instead of coming up with a short term project that would be difficult to sustain. UBELONG is full of sustainable projects, and that’s what I like about it.

What was your impact on your volunteer project?
I was able to help improve hand-washing evaluations at the hospital, as well as teach hand-washing, flu prevention, and help the staff with everyday tasks so they could focus more on the important parts of their jobs.

What advice would you tell a future volunteer?
Become best friends with Mayra, Dr. David, and Pili. Come ready to help with anything needed, and use your ideas to help the hospital improve.

In a sentence or less, what was your funniest moment? 
There is a notorious painter who paints various things in the hospital about once a week, but doesn’t put up any wet paint signs. Try as we might, we never could fully avoid the wet paint, and always found paints spots all over our scrubs, as well as the nurses, and usually on our rear ends! 😉

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