A bit about Work the World


Who We Are

Simply put, we’re your go-to elective experts. With over 10 years of experience and 9000 placements organised to date, we’ve mastered the art of tailoring healthcare experiences across the developing world.

What We Do

We’ll work with you to craft a bespoke cultural and educational placement that meets your every need. Better still, we’ll be there to support you throughout your whole placement, both on the wards and off.

What's Included: At a glance

The Best

A customised Work the World placement includes:

  • Comprehensive pre-departure preparation
  • Access to MyTrip, our online elective planner
  • Airport pickup
  • City and hospital orientation
  • Private, fully catered, and secure accommodation
  • Free local language lessons in our Work the World house
  • Guided clinical supervision throughout your hospital placement
  • Round the clock support from our local in-country teams

Your placement


Where can you go?

We run programmes in Sri Lanka, Ghana, The Philippines, Nepal, Peru, and Tanzania. All our destinations offer unique experiences that, as you can probably imagine, will stay with you forever.

Clinical experience

Long-standing partnerships with hospitals and clinics have allowed us to develop structured, supervised placements in safe healthcare settings. These relationships also give us incredible flexibility when tailoring your placement to meet your individual objectives.

Why should you travel with us?

Molotky, Madison

I cannot recommend Work the World enough. The staff were so helpful in tailoring my trip and making sure I had completed everything necessary before leaving. They made the planning process a breeze, which was certainly helpful for me as this was my first solo trip out of the country.” - Madison Molotky

 To read more student stories and reviews, click here.

Are our placements for you?

Our placements are for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in, and learn from healthcare systems in the developing world. Whether you're a student, or a professional, get in touch today on 1-877-879-8811, or use the inquiry form below.


Who they aren't for 

We do not offer paid internships. To be eligible for an educational placement with Work the World, you need to be in at least the first year of your undergraduate healthcare degree, or have equivalent clinical experience. We cannot accept premeds.

To read more answers to frequently asked questions, click here.