A fresh perspective:

With one of our custom-designed overseas placements under your belt, you’ll immediately stand apart from those of your peers who couldn't make the leap. You’ll gain unique skills while learning how professionals in the developing world have adapted to face challenges such as high patient numbers, under resourced wards, ageing equipment, and more.

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‘We can make it happen’ - words we live by. Tell us where your interests lie and we’ll tailor an experience with clinical precision to suit your individual needs. These are not run-of-the-mill placements; they are carefully crafted radiography experiences designed specifically for you. Our experienced team of Elective Experts will customise your hospital placement, arrange appropriate supervision, handle tedious visa applications, and a lot more. They also manage and make regular visits to our overseas bases of operation, meaning there’s no one better for the job.


Under the guidance of a supervisor you’ll diagnose and treat a range of conditions that you won’t have seen in the UK. And because the cost of healthcare is high, and the distance to the relevant facilities is long, patients often present at extremely advanced stages. Working in an environment where machines are often out-dated or non-existent, you’ll also get to observe practices that haven’t been used in the UK for a long time. This is your once in a lifetime chance to get experience impossible to acquire back at home.

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From the moment you land at the airport our ground teams will be on call 24/7 to provide support. What’s more, you’ll be living in our private, security guarded and fully catered accommodation, access to which is exclusively for Work the World students and staff. You’ll also get free access to MyTrip, our elective information hub and progress tracker. 

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Case Studies

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I can honestly say it is the best decision I have ever made.

Julia Mooney, Glasgow Caledonian University 2016

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Clarke, Alison

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X-rays were constantly taken with multiple patients and family in the room.

Alison Clarke, Birmingham City University 2015

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Faye & Saima's Review of their Radiology Internship in Arusha

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We have realized that three weeks in Tanzania just isn't long enough!

Faye Morrissey & Saima Dalvi, University of Derby 2014

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Sean's Review of his Radiology Internship in Nepal

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I’ve returned home with a fresh outlook on the type of practitioner I want to be.

Sean Kennedy, University of Ulster 2014

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Ashleigh's Review of her Radiology Internship in Nepal

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I do have great admiration for the hospital staff, who were relentless in their efforts

Ashleigh Bishop, Robert Gordon University 2014

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Radiography elective destinations

Tanzania - Arusha

The city of Arusha is a lively cultural hub and Tanzania, more broadly speaking, is a wild paradise that begs exploration. Head out on safari, to observe animals like elephants, lions and wildebeest, climb mountains, explore volcanic craters and a lot more.

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Tanzania - Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania, yet has access to a wealth of natural beauty. The beaches here are out of this world, you'll see lions, elephants, zebra and more on safari, and Kilimanjaro is a short flight away.

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Nepal - Pokhara

Pokhara can be found nestled in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains that dominate the skyline. In the city itself the casual pace of life is a welcome break for busy students, and a tour of the area’s ancient Buddhist temples will show you just how deeply this sense of inner peace has been adopted by the broader culture here. Conversely the city is also an action and adventure hub with paragliding, white-water rafting and more.

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Nepal - Kathmandu

Kathmandu is our most recently added programme in Nepal. This city is well and truly alive, and the frantic bustle in the streets reflects the spirited nature of the people who live here. There is never a dull moment in Kathmandu. Wild monkeys roam the city looking for an easy meal, bikes speed through the narrow dusty streets, temples and stupas can be found around every corner, and the many bars and restaurants will help you refuel for another day exploring Kathmandu.

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Philippines - Dumaguete

Dumaguete is a thriving city that just so happens to be on a paradise island in the middle of the Philippines. The city is surrounded by tropical jungle on one side and on the other, the crystal clear waters of the sea. Take time strolling along the boulevard, or head to the beach (15mins from our house) to soak up a little sunshine. Thrill seekers will enjoy the water sports here too.

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Philippines - Iloilo

Iloilo is the perfect place if you like tropical beaches, warm seas and long sunny days. Go diving off the coast to peer into a colourful underwater world, join in the regular festivals that take place across the island, take a tour of the city’s best street food vendors, and in the evenings make your way to the local bars for a great night out.

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Sri Lanka - Anuradhapura

Choosing to spend your elective in the sacred city of Anuradhapura might just be the best decision you ever make. The old city is steeped in history and packed with stupas, temples, and ancient palaces, and never fails to impress. The aptly named ‘new town’ is a bustling centre with restaurants, bars, and markets. The awe-inspiring national park safaris and paradise beaches are, of course, a bonus.

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Ghana - Takoradi

Ghana was the very first programme we opened here at Work the World, and today it remains one of our most popular destinations. We’re based in the town of Takoradi, a port city right on the West coast of Africa. Being a port town it’s incredibly lively and there are always novel experiences to be had. Stretches of golden beach run along a coast peppered with old slave forts, canons still intact.

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Peru - Arequipa

The beautiful Peru is fast proving to be one of the most popular destinations we work with. Explore the Amazon jungle, trek to weathered mountaintop city remains, enjoy delicious local cuisines and boat to remote floating villages on ancient lakes to make your trip to Peru a real adventure.

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