Work the World’s story began in 2005. We spoke to healthcare students and professionals from around the world, and it became clear that there were serious complications and pitfalls when it came to independently organising elective placements overseas.

We wanted to redefine the standards of overseas placement experiences, so that’s exactly what we did.

Creating a one-size-fits-all solution wasn’t going to work. Too many people had unique priorities and areas of interest. So we developed a way of working that, to this day, allows us to deliver exceptional clinical experiences tailored to each individual’s goals and interests. We also resolved to develop and sustain fair, ethical partnerships with overseas hospitals, clinics and surrounding communities as a basis for delivering the best healthcare placements in the world.

Our first overseas programme opened in Ghana in 2005. Since then we have opened up a wide range of destinations throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America. Today, we’re creating award winning placements for more students and healthcare professionals than ever before — a direct result of our commitment to delivering the best overseas clinical and travel experiences in the world. Since we started, we’ve proudly tailored more than 17,000 placements in low-resource healthcare settings all over the world.

We have teams of experts in our Brighton, Melbourne, Boston and Dordrecht offices, and experienced teams running our programmes in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, The Philippines, Nepal, Tanzania, Mexico, Ghana, Zambia and Vietnam. 

Who do we cater for?

We tailor healthcare placements for students and professionals, whether you’re undertaking your placement as part of your degree, or just want a new challenge to boost your career prospects. For more details around the placements we offer or the destinations in which we run them please use the buttons below.