Welcome to the Work the World blog — here you'll find articles to help you make a more informed decision about your overseas healthcare placement. You'll learn about things like how a placement can boost your career, how you can spread the cost of your trip, the benefits of travelling overseas versus staying at home, why a Work the World placement presents such great value, and more.

Get stuck in below to find out what your once-in-a-lifetime Work the World trip has in store.

 

The Weekly Question - how much of a barrier is language on placement?

by Work the World

Doing your elective placement overseas is an incredible opportunity to experience and learn about different cultures and healthcare systems, but it does come with some challenges. One of the things we’re asked about a lot is language and communication barriers, which is why we provide free weekly language lessons in every destination.

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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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