There are many issues to consider when working in another country, and we have tried to include some material to help introduce you to these concerns.
Health Volunteers Overseas publishes a short document, Highly Effective Volunteers, which outlines some of the qualities needed to succeed as a volunteer under challenging work conditions.
Health Volunteers Overseas publishes a more detailed book entitled A Guide to Volunteering Overseas, available for purchase for $25. The guide is geared toward people will join HVO trips, but some of the information would be helpful to other volunteers as well, with practical advice on cultural issues and teaching.
International Medical Volunteers Association has a practical advice on what to pack, how to cope, how to prepare for medical work overseas.