Placement costs vary depending on where you want to go, rising incrementally depending on how long you go for. They start with a 2 week basic placement. We have listed all the costs on our prices page.
Prices include placement organization, accommodation, all food and head office and overseas support. Please note that the prices quoted are for two-week placements and rise incrementally depending on the duration of your placement.
Keep in mind that you will need to arrange your own flights, insurance and visas. The reason we do not include these are because students join us from all over the world with very different requirements. Prices and procedures vary considerably, and many countries have some fantastic deals available to students that we wouldn't have access to. Instead we provide assistance on how to find flights, insurance and indemnity companies and allow you to search to find the best deal out there at the time of booking.
You will also need to budget for any travel that you plan to do. Our staff have lots of information about reputable agents and will give you lots of tips on where to travel etc, but it is up to you to fund the trips. Similarly, although we provide food at the house, many students like to go out for dinner now and again and you would need to be responsible for the cost of this.
The only other expense to account for is travel. Although we pick you up and drop you off at the airport, it is up to you how you get to your placement each working day. We try to base the Work the World houses as close to placements as possible, but we use lots of different hospitals and clinics in each destination and take into account the safest and nicest areas for students to live in. If your placement is not in walking distance we recommend you get a taxi or public transport. Both are cheap ($2 per day should cover it) and we will show you how to go about taking the trip in your orientation.