WHAT IS AN OVERSEAS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PLACEMENT WITH WORK THE WORLD?

An occupational therapy placement abroad is a clinical placement you undertake in a low-resource clinical setting in a developing country

You’ll see immense differences between occupational therapy abroad and back home. You’ll also see practices, like paraffin therapy, that you wouldn’t normally see back home.

You’ll come across uncommon conditions like leprosy and polio, and learn how local staff treat conditions like neuropathies and contractures with limited resources. In fact, you’ll see that much of the rehabilitation equipment they use is handmade.

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PLACEMENT ABROAD?

With experience like this you’ll stand out from all the other OT students graduating every year.

On one of our placements, you’ll:

  • Expand your clinical knowledge and skill set
  • Sharpen your communication skills
  • Develop your confidence and resourcefulness
  • Build your personal and professional network
  • Become more attractive to employers

You’re in the hospital Monday to Friday, so you have freedom at the weekend to explore your destination of choice.

WHO ARE WE?

We're Work the World — We’re expert at planning, building and overseeing occupational therapy placements in foreign countries. We've been designing international occupational therapy opportunities for 13 years for 13,000+ student from 450+ universities around the world.

Our service is end-to-end, and it includes:

A customised placement in a destination of your choice | Comprehensive pre-trip preparation | 24/7 in-country support | Private, catered accommodation

You'll arrive on a Sunday (whenever suits you — we're open year-round). Placement durations start from one week.

Click here for a step-by-step guide to how our service works.

AM I ELIGIBLE?

You can go on one of our occupational therapy placements:

  • You are undertaking an occupational therapy degree
  • You have recently graduated with an occupational therapy degree

WHERE DO I START?

Talk to our team. The team have the answers to all your questions and offer a clear picture of what you can expect from our occupational therapy shadowing opportunities.

Get in touch using the short enquiry form.

DESTINATIONS

Tanzania - Dar es Salaam
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Despite Dar es Salaam’s swift expansion, the city’s surrounds hold some of the most impressive natural beauty in the world. African plains home to endangered wildlife lie under the watchful gaze of mountains, and Zanzibar — a paradise island — is a short boat ride away.

 

A proactive approach to your OT Placement will open doors to witnessing cases of arthritis, neuropathies, and contractures. The OT team also works with the ICU as well as doing home visits, giving you an immersive experience of OT in the developing world. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Dar es Salaam.

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"If you’re thinking of heading to Nepal for your placement, get ready to have the experience of a lifetime."

Laura Langdon, La Trobe University 2018

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