YOU CAN UNDERTAKE A PLACEMENT WITH US IF YOU'RE STUDYING:
1. CHOOSE YOUR DESTINATION
First, choose one of our destinations from across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
If you don’t know which destination you’d prefer, chat to one of our consultants.
They’ll help you find the program most closely suited to your interests. Thanks to the strong relationships we have with our partner hospitals your placement can be tailored down to the very last detail.
If you already know where you want to go, just get in touch. We’ll quickly check availability in whichever destination you choose and let you know.
You can travel for as long as you like (minimum of one week), and whenever suits you. Travel with friends, or go solo and meet new people when you get there.
2. SECURE YOUR PLACE
All you need to do is pay your $500 registration fee. We’ll reserve your space on the program straightaway and you’ll receive confirmation of your placement within 24 hours.
You can spread the rest of the cost of your placement by breaking it into smaller instalments. As long as your balance is clear at least 90 days before your trip, you can pay as much or as little as you like, whenever you like.
You can click below to see the full list of everything included in the price.
3. TRIP PREPARATION
In the run up to your trip, your dedicated placement coordinator will schedule in a series of calls with you.
They’ll make sure you’re totally confident, and fully prepared before you head off.
You choose the departments you want to spend time in, and we’ll plan your placement (or elective if you're a medical student) from the ground up. We’ll even help you with everything from entry visas to university paperwork.
You’ll also get access to MyTrip — your online placement planner. When you log in, you’ll see detailed information about your placement hospitals, accommodation, and even who your housemates are.
4. WHEN YOUR ARRIVE
The team in-country team will be waiting to meet you at the airport when you land.
Then, together, you’ll head to the Work the World house.
You'll meet your housemates when you get there, and enjoy a delicious welcome meal. You can then settle into your room for a well-deserved rest.
The team will deliver a welcome briefing the following morning. After that, they’ll take you out on your city orientation.
Your in-country team are there to provide 24/7 support throughout your trip.
5. YOUR CLINICAL PLACEMENT
Before your placement (or your elective if you're a medical student) starts, the in-country team take you to your placement hospital.
You’ll get a full orientation, and introductions to your supervisors and key department staff.
Monday to Friday, you'll travel each morning with your housemates to the hospital.
We're partnered with government, private, teaching and specialist hospitals, and you can rotate through departments of your choosing (depending on your discipline).
All our teams on the ground build strong face-to-face relationships with key staff in our partner hospitals. This means you can rely on our total support throughout.
It’s no issue if your university wants you to complete a certain number of hours in the hospital. Your supervisors will sign off any hours you’re present for.
If you need to get credits towards your degree, just get in touch.
6. TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE
Spend evenings out and about in your host city. Your weekends are free for longer adventure trips.
Trek through the snowy Himalayan mountains, relax on Southeast Asia’s tropical paradise beaches, go on on safari in Africa… you name it.
If you’re thinking of travelling solo, great.
You can spend weekends with all your new mates from the Work the World house.
Why Work the World?
We tailor placements and electives for thousands of students like you every year.
With us, you’ll benefit from partnerships we have with hospitals all over the world.
From university teaching hospitals to specialist clinics, and from government hospitals to small rural health posts.
We’ve been creating overseas placements and electives for over 14 years. In that time we’ve honed our service to make sure you have an amazing time regardless of which destination you choose.
Change your perspective on global health with one of our overseas placements.
Meet new people, immerse yourself in local culture, and create story-worthy travel memories along the way.
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