(BLOOMINGTON) - While their classmates relax on the beaches of Cancun, or just go home to catch up on sleep, about 40 Indiana University students are spending their spring break in Honduras and the Dominican Republic.
Shreyas Joshi is a third year senior at IU who is leading the student groups through a program run by the Timmy Foundation. The Indianapolis-based group provides medical attention to low-income families around the world.
Joshi, who hopes to go to medical school next year, says a trip last year change his life. He says the experience taught him that one person really can make a difference.
Joshi says the efforts by Timmy Foundation volunteers are in most cases the only opportunity many families have for health care. Joshi says he wants to practice medicine when he graduates, possibly for a group such as doctors without borders.
He says the kind of experience he gets through the spring break trips wouldn't be possible in the classroom.
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