A fresh perspective:

With one of our custom-designed oversea placements for student radiographers under your belt, you’ll stand apart from those of your peers who couldn't take the leap. You’ll gain unique skills while learning how professionals in the developing world have adapted to face challenges such as high patient numbers, under resourced wards, ageing equipment, and more.

What's Included?

  • Our famous placement tailoring service
  • Supervised clinical experience
  • Extensive pre-departure preparation
  • Support from in-country teams, 24/7
  • Private, spacious, catered housing
  • Free local language lessons


‘We can make it happen’ - words we live by. Tell us where your interests lie and we’ll tailor an experience with clinical precision to suit your individual needs. These are not run-of-the-mill radiography placements abroad; they are carefully crafted radiography experiences designed specifically for you. Our experienced team of experts will customise your hospital placement, arrange appropriate supervision, handle tedious visa applications and a lot more. They also manage and make regular visits to our overseas operations, meaning there’s no one better for the job.

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Under the guidance of a supervisor you’ll diagnose and treat a range of conditions that you won’t have seen in Australia or New Zealand . And because the cost of healthcare is high, and the distance to the relevant facilities is long, patients often present at extremely advanced stages. Working in an environment where machines are often outdated or non-existent, you’ll get to observe and use techniques that haven’t been used in down under for a long time. This is your once in a lifetime chance to get experience impossible to acquire back at home.

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From the moment you land at the airport our ground teams will be on call 24/7 to provide support. What’s more, you’ll be living in our private, security guarded and fully catered accommodation, access to which is exclusively for Work the World students and staff. You’ll also get free access to MyTrip, our online information hub and placement tracker. We’ve done this for nearly 7000 students to date, so we know exactly how to deliver the placement of a lifetime.

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Radiography elective destinations

Cambodia - Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s entrancing capital city, emanates from the banks of the Mekong river, it’s streets are busy with market stalls, street food vendors, and exciting nightlife once the sun goes down. Outside the city, discover lush national parks home to exotic wildlife, and jump between some of Southeast Asia’s most famous tropical islands. A Radiography placement here will highlight the realities of this rapidly developing field. You could have the chance to experience dark room image development, shadow specialists on ward rounds, and assist in the diagnoses of anything from road traffic accidents to manual labor injuries. 

Famous Angkor Wat temple complex in sunset, near Siem Reap, Cambodia.Panoramic view.
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The Philippines - Batangas

Batangas is a tranquil and welcoming city, peppered with cafes, themed bars, and restaurants catering to every taste. Idyllic dive spots, rainforest treks, volcano hikes, and white-sand beaches are just a handful of the things you can experience on the island. On a Radiography Placement here, you’ll have the chance to work with X-ray, CT, Ultrasound, and MRI. You may also assist with the diagnosis of injuries sustained via road traffic accidents, as well as working with patients suffering from degenerative diseases. To read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Batangas, click here.

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Nepal - Pokhara

Pokhara is an ancient city found in the Himalayan foothills. Despite its wealth of peaceful Hindu temples and lush, rolling landscapes, the city also happens to be a nerve centre of adventure. Paragliding, white-water rafting, and bungee jumping are all on offer here. Show enthusiasm on your radiography placement and you could get involved in KUB, IVU, and work with the hospital’s only CT scanner. Diagnosing various chest infections, fractures, and trauma will provide a unique and detailed picture of healthcare in this developing nation. To read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Pokhara, click here.

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Nepal - Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the beating heart of Nepal. Mischievous monkeys roam rooftops, motorbikes speed through narrow streets, ornate temples loom around every corner. Trek through jungles, go paragliding, or even leap from the world’s highest bungee jump. A radiography placement here will have you working in a department that can see over 100 patients per day for X-ray alone. Many of the cases you’ll see are referred from elsewhere in the hospital and surrounding rural areas, making for a diverse range of often advanced cases. To read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Kathmandu, click here.

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Peru - Arequipa

Peru is home to some of the world’s most beautiful and iconic attractions. Explore the misty Amazon jungle, trek to the weathered remains of ancient mountaintop citadels, sample delicious local cuisines, and visit floating villages. A radiography placement will have you working in the largest oncology unit in Southern Peru, with every chance to work with a range of cancer patients. Typical conditions include skin cancers, breast cancer, cervical cancer, as well as others not common in the developed world. To read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Arequipa, click here.

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Philippines - Iloilo

Iloilo is a fusion of traditional Filipino culture and western modernity. Vibrant street festivals, food vendors, bars and local markets with a tropical island backdrop of palm trees and clear waters. On your placement you’ll work to diagnose everything from infectious diseases like pulmonary tuberculosis, to trauma cases. Demonstrate proactivity and you could assist with inserting IV lines, injecting contrast dyes, and performing fluoroscopic procedures. To read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Iloilo, click here.

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Tanzania - Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam might be one of the largest cities in Tanzania, but it’s surrounded by stunning natural beauty. You’ll see lions, elephants, zebra and more on safari, discover the tropical shores of Zanzibar island, and even take a short flight to Kilimanjaro should you choose to. On your radiography placement here you’ll get experience in one of the country’s best equipped departments. Show enthusiasm and you could assist with cases ranging from fractures to road traffic accidents and severe burns. Diagnosing a range of HIV related chest infections will open your eyes to the local impact of this virus. To read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Dar es Salaam, click here.

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Tanzania - Arusha

The cheerful city of Arusha is a cultural melting pot encompassed by African landscapes that beg exploration. Go on safari and spot elephants, lions, and wildebeest, or even climb Mt. Meru to explore its volcanic craters. On a radiography placement here you’ll reacquaint yourself with the fundamentals of your field, but in a whole new light. You’ll spend time in the dark room developing X-rays and using dated ultrasound equipment, assisting in the diagnosis of fractures, trauma and various chest infections. To read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Arusha, click here.

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Sri Lanka - Anuradhapura

The city of Anuradhapura is steeped in history. An endless assortment of temples, stupas, and ancient palaces line its winding streets. The New Town, however, is home to modern restaurants and bars. In your free time try things like wildlife safaris, or hot air balloon rides over Dambulla’s lush jungles. On your placement you’ll assist in a very busy department which has the only radiography facilities in the area. Working with the provision of interventional radiography will open your eyes to the realities of your field in a low resource setting. To read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Anuradhapura, click here.

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Ghana - Takoradi

Takoradi is a bustling African city located on Ghana’s golden West Coast. Stretches of sandy beach are peppered with colonial forts, cannons still intact, making it perfect for the culture lover and sun-seeker alike. In your free time, swim in jungle waterfalls, sleep in jungle tree houses, go on safari, and more. On a radiography placement here you can choose to help provide diagnostic services for departments like A&E, and for small clinics in surrounding rural areas. The wide scope of patients you’ll encounter will highlight the range of advanced pathologies typical in the developing world. To read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Takoradi, click here.

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Case Studies

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"I can honestly say it is the best decision I have ever made."

Julia Mooney, Glasgow Caledonian University 2016

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Clarke, Alison

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"X-rays were constantly taken with multiple patients and family in the room".

Alison Clarke, Birmingham City University 2015

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Faye & Saima's Review of their Radiology Internship in Arusha

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"We have realised that 3 weeks in Tanzania just isn't long enough"!.

Faye Morrissey & Saima Dalvi, University of Derby 2014

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Sean's Review of his Radiology Internship in Nepal

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"I’ve returned home with a fresh outlook on the type of practitioner I want to be".

Sean Kennedy, University of Ulster 2014

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Ashleigh's Review of her Radiology Internship in Nepal

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I do have great admiration for the hospital staff, who were relentless in their efforts

Ashleigh Bishop, Robert Gordon University 2014

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