The Weekly Question – how do you feel about safety and security on placement?

by Work the World

Very often students and their parents (ok, more often the parents!) contact us with concerns about safety and security in the countries we work in. We know that venturing to lands unknown can be daunting and often you just don’t know what to expect. That’s why we’re here to give you all the info, advice and guidance you need before you set off and while you’re away!

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Why should I do my elective placement abroad?

by Work the World

Kaitlin is an American student completing her Masters of Physiotherapy degree in Scotland. She will be doing her six-week elective placement in Sri Lanka followed by a tour of Southeast Asia before returning home to America to write her exams. In this blog Kaitlin tells us why she is choosing to do her elective placement overseas.

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Packing the essentials!

by Work the World

As your elective draws nearer are you writing and re-writing lists of what to take and wondering how on earth you will squeeze everything into your back pack? If so then don't panic - just take a look at this blog from medical student Hannah who tells us which essential items she wouldn't have been without on her placement. From the obvious (passport!) to the not so obvious (headtorch) and everything in between. Hannah spent seven weeks in Tanzania on placement with Work the World.

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