Program Details

Tailored placements: We determine your interests and requirements, liaising with our permanent in-country team to place you effectively. Food, accommodation and local staff
: In each of our destinations we have a safe, secure Work the World house with
Location:
Kandy, Sri Lanka; Dodoma, Tanzania, United Republic of; Pokhara, Nepal; Accra, Ghana; Mendoza, Argentina
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
Work the World elective placements include placement organisation, accommodation and meals, airport pick up, local orientation and an introduction to the hospital and your supervisors. To help your communication skills we also offer free weekly language lessons at the Work the World houses and a fantastic tailored Intensive Spanish Course in our South American destinations. Our most popular placements are within paediatrics, obstetrics & gynaecology and emergency medicine. For those with experience we can also arrange placements in other specialties such as anaesthetics, neonatal intensive care or HIV counselling.

Tailored placements: We determine your interests and requirements, liaising with our permanent in-country team to place you effectively. Food, accommodation and local staff?: In each of our destinations we have a safe, secure Work the World house with large comfortable bedrooms and spacious communal areas Support network: Our online system “My Trip” gives you access to information about your hospital and supervisor. We also provide 24/7 pre-departure and in-country support. - Add-on Experiences? Week long experiences complementing your placement.

Working in an under resourced environment is a challenge. Tropical diseases that don’t exist in the western world are commonplace and patients delaying treatment until conditions have progressed significantly is a daily occurrence. You will undoubtedly use and develop skills but there is also excellent experience to be gained in areas that you have previously only read about in textbooks. Our unilateral exchange programme uses the fees paid to reward individual mentors, wards and departments at the hospital, as well as to train local staff to manage sustainable projects.
Setting Description:
Our Work the World bases in Ghana, Tanzania, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Argentina provide a huge variety of flexible placement opportunities, as well as giving you access to miles of beautiful beaches, stunning rainforests, amazing wildlife, beautiful natural wonders, rich cultures and warm, friendly people. Facilities, equipment and resources available are likely to be far more basic than you are used to back home and you will experience many differences in your working day, some connected to the diseases and conditions which patients have, others that are more cultural.
Cost:
Placements start at £1040 GBP / $1890 USD

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