Our bespoke electives
Working overseas gives you the unique opportunity to experience life in another country. As a general rule, placements in each category are only available to those studying that particular discipline, for example medical placements are only for medical students, dentistry placements for dental students etc. The exception to this is that we now accept student nurses on to our midwifery placements, provided they have had some experience of working in this area.
A wide range of placements from major city hospitals to rural clinics and traditional medicine. Opportunities are available in almost any clinical speciality and it's possible to combine more than one to get the best experience.Read more
Available in the same wide range of hospitals and clinics as for medics, these placements are designed specially to suit your needs as a nursing student wanting practical experience, whatever your particular field.read more
Midwives are in great demand in our destinations. With placement opportunities in busy government hospitals, community clinics and even remote outreach work, a midwifery elective with Work the World is an amazing opportunity to hone your skills.Read more
That extra bit of practical experience can really set you apart in this competitive profession and our elective placements offer you the chance to work in the physio departments of major hospitals in the developing world.Read more
As dentists are generally much less common the developing world, the dental units that we work with often serve huge areas and can only focus on treating the most serious cases. We also have opportunities for outreach work in more rural communities.Read more
Working in an overseas dispensary, joining professionals on ward rounds and discussing patient plans will give you an amazing cultural experience and understanding of the drug limitations faced by developing countries.Read more
Your radiography elective is a fantastic opportunity to travel the world, using and developing your skills as you work in an environment completely different to that which you will be experiencing on your clinical placements back home.Read more
So what advice can I impart on budding prospective students looking to undertake an elective in Africa? Just one thing. Just go for it. You won’t regret it. It will likely be one of the greatest experiences of your life.
Vinh Pham, University of Sydney 2014Read More
After I put on my short white coat, just like the other nursing students (they function like the interns in the U.S), I walk out onto the ED floor and stop in front of the first bed.
Osman Bhatty, American University of the Caribbean 2014Read More
I have had such an incredible experience here in the Philippines and have made so many lifelong friends in my short three weeks, as well as drastically improving my confidence and clinical skills.
Veronica Pletiak, Adelaide University 2014Read More