Choose the destination and the departments you’re interested in and we'll build a healthcare placement tailored to you. 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.


Our programmes are open! You can book your Work the World overseas placement with total confidence. Once you’ve secured your space, you can make unlimited changes to your travel dates, absolutely free. Need a last-minute placement? We have developed a fast-track that lets us plan and build you a world-class trip, faster than ever.


Supervised healthcare placements in diverse overseas hospital settings. You’ll see unfamiliar cases, inventive practices and techniques, and unique cultural attitudes towards delivering care. You choose where you want to go and which departments you want to get experience in. Our placements are suitable for students and professionals.

Medical Electives Abroad


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.

Covid safety measures

You’ll find peace of mind in the knowledge that our well-established safety measures help mitigate the risks associated with Covid, whichever destination you travel to. This is because our safety blueprint gives us control over each and every aspect of your experience from your in-country team's safety training to sanitisation of your private accommodation.



Read Reviews

"The staff in general were relaxed in their approach to most things. Even if there was an emergency, you would see staff walking over in no particular rush."

Leah Goodspeed, University of Southampton 2022 – Midwifery

"They placed the pads on the patient’s face and sent electric current through to try and reactivate the affected nerves."

Sophia Azzou, King's College London 2021 – Physiotherapy

"We saw differences right away. There was a lot of malaria, which obviously isn’t something we see much of in the UK if at all."

Lisa Gibbons, University of Lincoln 2021 – Nursing

"Vietnam has taught me that I can always be better. The medical student I was when I passed my finals, simply was not good enough to survive in the big bad world".

Ben Ward, Dundee University 2020 – Medical


We cater to a wide range of healthcare electives and placements for both students and professionals. If you're looking for something that isn’t listed above, please get in touch using the enquiry form. 

Who we are

The Elective Experts

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

GLOBAL 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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