Name: Fabian Martinez
Hometown: Las Cruces
Nationality: United States
University: New Mexico State University
Languages spoken: English, Spanish (advanced), Korean (beginner)
Past travel experience: Avid
Volunteer Abroad: Medical Assistance in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 12 week
Start month: May 2014
Claim to fame: Was a medic for the United States Army. Amazing work!
Why did you decide to become a UBELONG Volunteer?
I chose UBELONG above all the rest because I had heard nothing but great experiences. My school adviser strongly suggested UBELONG; he had nothing but great reviews come back from this program.
What is your favorite memory?
My birthday in Vietnam was an unforgettable experience; the staff members in Vietnam were so kind they took me out to a nice dinner and got me gifts, it was so sweet. Sadly, my birthday was also my last day in Vietnam.
What advice would you tell a future volunteer?
Have an open mind, make the best of your experience with the locals and remember that the country you are volunteering in has been around since before you were born.
In a sentence or less, how would you sum up your experience?
It was one of the best life changing and personal growth experiences ever; I am a better man because of this program.
Thank you, UBELONG.