What we offer

STRUCTURED HEALTHCARE ELECTIVES ALL OVER THE WORLD.

You choose the destination and the departments you’re interested in, and we work with our partner hospitals to build your healthcare placement.

You’ll live in private, catered accommodation, and get total support both before you travel and while you’re overseas. On a healthcare placement abroad, you can travel whenever you want for as long as you like.

ELECTIVES

Supervised healthcare placements in diverse overseas hospital settings. You’ll see unfamiliar cases, inventive practices and techniques, and unique cultural attitudes towards delivering care.

Destinations

Trek through lush rainforests, paraglide over snowy mountain peaks, soak up the sun on white-sand beaches, or explore ancient Buddhist temples—whatever’s on your bucket list, you’ll find your dream destination here.

Reviews

READ STORIES FROM STUDENTS WHO HAVE ALREADY TRAVELLED TO OUR PROGRAMMES.

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"I hope to visit again one day, I could not recommend this placement more."

Dominic Lowe, University of Manchester 2018 – Medical

"While we were on placement we saw a groundbreaking leg transplant. A young farmer needed a new leg after being involved in an RTA..."

Keira Gee, University of Lincoln 2018 – Nursing

"Thank you, Work the World, for providing such an eye-opening, well-organised trip."

Fiona Ducksbury, University of Central Lancashire 2018 – Midwifery

"Multiple patients were treated in the same side room, which dramatically increased the risk of infection."

Joanna McIntyre, Cardiff University 2018 – Physiotherapy

"The experience moulded my personal and professional values in ways I couldn’t have imagined."

Matthew Blackmore, University of Lincoln 2018 – Pharmacy

"When a bed became free, the next patient would hop on to claim their spot otherwise someone else would take it!"

Philippa Jowett, University of Leeds 2018 – Radiography

Who we are

The Elective Experts

Founded in 2005 – thousands of healthcare students travel with us every year.

50+ Hospital Partnerships

Partnerships with institutions all over the world, from university teaching hospitals to rural clinics

4.8 out of 5

Independently rated 4.8 out of 5 by students worldwide

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