by Meg Dillon

All Disciplines, Our Service

Many students will often undertake an overseas placement as part of their degree. They will travel during set elective dates determined by their universities. 

But this isn’t the case for everyone. We often get students asking whether it’s possible to travel outside of term time and independent of their university. 

And we’re always happy to report that this is absolutely possible

We have tonnes of students travel with us every year outside of their term dates, or even once they’ve graduated. 

In fact, we think it’s just as beneficial to do so. Here’s why –  

You can be flexible

The most obvious, but also the most beneficial. You won’t be tied to predetermined elective dates. You go when you want to and for as long as you want to. 

With more flexibility comes even more choice. And because our programmes are open all year round it’s likely you’ll get your first choice of destination. 

You won’t have to worry about your overseas trip fitting around your personal commitments either. 

Instead, why not look at coinciding your trip with some must-see celebrations and festivals in your chosen destination?


It’ll look great on your CV

Although you might not receive university credit for undertaking an overseas placement outside of term time. There’s no doubt that the experience will still stand out on your CV. 

Employers will see that you’ve gone out of your way to broaden your horizons and gain invaluable experience off of your own back. 

And don’t worry, if you travel with us, you’ll still receive a certificate of completion to add to your academic portfolio. 

Make the most of your free time

Not only will you gain valuable clinical experiences whilst overseas, but it’s also a great way to round off years of hard work and studying before you dive into your career. 

It’ll be hard to know when you’ll next find the time to go on such a trip. 

The experience will give you that last-minute boost of confidence too. It will set you up and get you into the right mindset, ready to kick-start your career. 

I felt more confident since I had graduated and had a bit more experience.

Weekend travels in Sri Lanka

Once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunities

With no time restraints, you can easily add on some extra travelling opportunities to the end of your placement. 

Use it as an opportunity to explore the world during your summer break. Or spend an extra week undertaking our unique Village Healthcare Experience, to give you an additional edge.

You’ll have total freedom to create your dream trip without having to compromise on time. 

Molotky, MadisonUnsure when you’ll be able to travel? No problem – 

When you register for your overseas placement with us, you can make unlimited changes to your booking. Learn more here.

If you’d like more information on how you can tailor your overseas healthcare placement to meet your unique needs and goals, fill in the short form at the bottom of this page.



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