by Joe Jamieson

All Disciplines, All Destinations, Our Service

You might not have realised, but you can go on your own overseas healthcare placement even if you’ve graduated or have been practising for years.

You choose where you want to travel, when you want to go, the kind of hospital you’d like to get experience in and the departments you want to see.

And you get a massive boost to your career with an experience like this on your CV.

“I think this placement has helped me to grow as a professional and as a person.” Leticia Romero Barrios, Midwifery Placement, The Philippines

Unlock unique career opportunities

- You'll do and see things you never thought you'd have the chance to - 

You’ll have an abundance of opportunities to broaden your experience while you’re overseas on a Work the World placement.

You’ll see how things work in an environment that’s very different from what you’re used to. And comparing these differences will give you a totally new perspective that you can take with you into your role back at home.

And if you’ve only recently graduated, the overseas experience will give you a huge confidence boost. You’ll be ahead of your peers and colleagues, and feel totally ready to dive into your career.

See from eye-opening new perspectives

- Get an in-the-field understanding of local healthcare challenges - 

While you’re overseas you’ll see lots of health issues that might seem like local problems. 

But it’s more important than ever for you to understand health in a global context as the world becomes more interconnected. 

You might have learned about global health during your degree. But theory is very different from practise. Travelling overseas to get clinical experience in the field puts you miles ahead of people who haven’t had the chance.

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- You'll learn how a lack of equipment means relying more on clinical skills -

“Back home, we have one-to-one labour care where women have their own room and bathroom, and everything to hand when needed. It was inspiring to see how hard the staff in Zambia worked to provide care, despite how little they had available.” Courtnie-Rae Toms, midwifery placement, Zambia

If you seize the opportunity to get on-the-ground experience in a low-resource setting you might even feel inspired to change the course of your career.

Plenty of people like you who’ve travelled with us reassess the direction they’re going in.

Create the placement you want

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- Get experience in extraordinary healthcare settings -

You can get experience in whichever areas interest you. You get this benefit exclusively through the close partnerships we have with local hospitals and clinics.

You can choose between large government hospitals, teaching hospitals, and modern private hospitals to small community clinics. Or a combination of the above.

“I was going to be in Ghana for one month and I had decided to spend two weeks in the Paediatrics and NICU department. For the last two weeks I spent time in A&E. I was so pleased with my choices and it was a great learning experience.” Shawna Riley, nursing placement, Ghana

What can you expect from a graduate placement?

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- You could get the chance to assist with procedures up to your skill level -

While you’re on placement, you’ll learn how local staff deal with local issues. You can expect to assist and learn a great deal from them.

The more proactive you are and the more you try to build rapport with your supervisors, the more learning opportunities you can expect to have. And because you've already graduated or are a professional, you'll be able to get even more involved based on your skil llevel.

“The hospital knew in advance of me arriving that I had finished university this year, so essentially I am qualified. Once they could see my capabilities they immediately got me more involved.” Amy New, midwifery placement, Ghana

Destination

- You'll have a social experience and grow your professional network -

Most graduates and professionals like you choose to travel solo.

You’ll live in a private catered house with a social atmosphere. Your housemates in the Work the World house will be in exactly the same boat as you, so getting to know people come naturally. 

You’ll connect with (and learn from) other healthcare students, graduates and professionals from all over the world. You’ll have a global professional network to tap into by the time you leave.

“It was also great sharing the house with other healthcare students. At the dinner table, we’d be sharing stories of what we had experienced that day in the hospital. It was a super fun environment to be around people with the same passion. We were also able to discuss our own healthcare systems at home and compare it to the Ghanaian one.” Shawna Riley, nursing placement, Ghana

You can travel whenever you like

Destination

- Your chance to make once-in-a-lifetime travel memories -

“I was delighted to be able to travel before starting my full-time role as a newly qualified midwife.” Amy New, midwifery placement, Ghana

You can travel whenever suits you — our programmes are open every day, all year round. So if you need to fit your placement into a specific time slot, it’s not a problem.

If you’re working but want to put your annual leave to good use, a structured two-week placement is perfect for you. You can go for more than two weeks, but if you’re time limited this is an option worth thinking about.

TRAVEL

- Visit stunning locations during your downtime -

If an eye-opening, career-boosting placement in a beautiful overseas destination sounds like something you want to experience, now is your chance. 

And now you can feel completely confident knowing that you get complete flexibility when booking your Work the World placement. We’ve even introduced additional procedures in our accommodation to give you total peace of mind while you’re overseas.

Your journey starts here

Dream up your own once-in-a-lifetime trip by browsing exotic destinations across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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