why go overseas

Our radiology internships are your chance to fast track your skills and gain a whole new perspective of your field. Working alongside local staff, you’ll help to scan, detect and diagnose conditions, discovering that resources are often limited, and machinery outdated. Along with the opportunity to live in and travel around another country, this is a one-off experience that you’ll never forget.

Having developed strong relationships with our partner hospitals, we’ve organized thousands of internships over the last decade. As a result, you’ll get a completely unique placement tailored to your individual needs. Every radiology placement benefits from structured supervision from local professionals in the hospital and the dedicated support of our in-country teams. Providing support 24/7, the teams take care of everything from running your private, catered housing to monitoring the quality of your clinical experience.

radiology placements abroad

how it works

Our team of experts will use their extensive knowledge to advise you when it comes to choosing your destination. Once we’ve matched you with a destination, our placement customization process begins. Tell us what you want to focus on, from patient assessments to imaging and radiotherapy, and our team will tailor your radiology internship to suit.
While we’re busy building your trip behind the scenes, you can keep track of every step using our online placement planner — MyTrip. We’ll give you a login so you can view your timeline and personalised information about your trip.

TEAM AND ACCOMMODATION 

When you land in your host country, a member of our team will be waiting to greet you. You’ll travel together to the Work the World house, where you’ll be staying throughout your placement. After a comprehensive welcome briefing, we’ll take you on a tour of the local area and to visit the hospital you’ll be working in.

 

All our accommodation is roomy and secure, making it the perfect place to relax after placement. The private houses we run are catered, with locally hired teams providing 24/7 support. The broader team includes an in-house chef, a housekeeper and a local language teacher who hosts lessons twice a week. Other students from a range of disciplines will share your accommodation with you, which makes for a diverse and social atmosphere.

in the hospital 

Before you officially start your radiology internship, we’ll take you on an introductory visit to your hospital where you’ll get to meet your supervisors. Once you get started, you’ll work closely with a team of radiology staff. Getting involved with things like developing X-rays in a darkroom, you’ll gain completely different experience than you would back home. Making sure your internship runs smoothly, our in-country team will monitor your experience in real-time. Internships run from Monday to Friday each week, with free time to travel your destination in the evenings and on weekends.

radiology electives abroad

DESTINATIONS

Mexico - Merida
Find out more

Merida is the cultural capital of Mexico with striking colonial architecture, lush central plazas and bustling boulevards. In the evenings, the city transforms with restaurants and bars in full swing. Beyond the city, you’ll dive in beautiful underwater caves or ‘cenotes’, relax on tropical beaches, and visit breathtaking Mayan temples.

 

You may not expect that on a radiology placement in the hospital we’ve partnered with in Merida, you will utilize some of the most modern machines and practices found anywhere. By contrast, the patients you scan and diagnose will often be from poorer backgrounds, presenting illnesses at advanced stages. Upon request, aspiring radiotherapists are able to gain experience working with cobalt therapy and brachytherapy.

Vietnam - Hue
Find out more

A bustling hub of Southeast Asian culture and popular with backpackers. Busy markets, popular bars and delicious street food across the city. Nearby, find tropical beaches, rainforests, and ancient temples and pagodas.

 

We’re fortunate enough to be partnered with a university teaching hospital in Hue, Vietnam. You’ll get a breadth of experience both scanning and assisting in the interpretation of imagery. Local staff do an incredible job despite a considerable lack of funding and thus a lack of modern equipment. This will help you develop a new level of adaptability, something that will serve you over the course of your career as  radiographer.

Zambia - Lusaka
Find out more

Lusaka is the bustling capital city of Zambia. While here you can visit any number of the country’s 20 game parks and see rhino, lions, elephants and cheetah. You can even canoe along the shore of the great Zambezi river to watch hippos wading. Immersing yourself in the rich local cultures and traditions so ingrained in Zambian tribal culture is a highlight.

 

While practicing radiography in Lusaka, you’ll be able to utilize most standard diagnostic machinery. However, local staff also learn a range of analogue techniques so that when power cuts occur, which they do from time to time, they’re fully prepared. You could even find yourself developing X-rays in the hospital’s darkroom. Spending time in the Cancer and Diseases hospital is also possible upon request.

Cambodia - Phnom Penh
Monk in Angkor Wat Cambodia. Ta Prohm Khmer ancient Buddhist temple in jungle forest
Find out more

Phnom Penh lies on the banks of the Mekong river, and is busy with market stalls, street food vendors, and temples at every turn. Outside the capital, explore lush national parks home to an abundance of exotic wildlife like sun bears and leopards, or island hop your way across crystal seas to find white sands.

 

A Radiology nternship here will open your eyes to how the field has progressed in the developing world. Show initiative and you could have the opportunity to learn about dark room image development, shadow specialists on ward rounds, and assist in diagnoses resulting from road traffic accidents and injuries sustained via manual labor. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Phnom Penh.

Monk in Angkor Wat Cambodia. Ta Prohm Khmer ancient Buddhist temple in jungle forest

Tanzania - Dar es Salaam
DAR ES SALAAM MAIN IMAGE
Find out more

Dar es Salaam is one of Tanzania’s largest cities, yet is encircled by natural beauty. From Dar you can organize trips to see wildlife like lions, elephants, and zebra on safari, boat over to the tropical shores of Zanzibar island, and even tackle the climb up Kilimanjaro.

 

Demonstrate enthusiasm on a Radiology Internship here and you could have the opportunity to assist with cases like fractures, road traffic accidents, and burns. Diagnosing a range of HIV related chest infections will highlight the impact of the virus on a low-resource healthcare system such as this. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Dar es Salaam.

DAR ES SALAAM MAIN IMAGE

Nepal - Pokhara
POKHARA MAIN IMAGE
Find out more

Pokhara is set in a Himalayan valley surrounded by lush tropical forests. Alongside the tranquil lakes and beautifully ornate Hindu temples, the city is also popular with adrenaline-seekers—paragliding, white-water rafting, and bungee jumping to name a few available activities.

 

On a Radiology Internship here, you could be getting involved in procedures like KUB, IVU, and CT scans. By diagnosing various chest infections, trauma, and fractures, you’ll gain first hand insight into how local specialists best use the limited resources at their disposal. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Pokhara.

POKHARA MAIN IMAGE

Nepal - Kathmandu
KATHMANDU MAIN IMAGE
Find out more

There’s never a dull moment in Kathmandu. Mischievous monkeys roam rooftops, monks speed through winding streets on motorbikes, and the smells of tasty local treats have a constant presence. Further afield, try paragliding, leap from the world’s tallest bungee jump, and trek through the Himalayas.

 

On a Radiology Internship here you could be assisting in a busy department, learning how local specialists get by using dated equipment. Many cases are referred here from surrounding rural areas, making for a range of unfamiliar cases you could be helping to diagnose and treat. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU MAIN IMAGE

Philippines - Iloilo
ILOILO MAIN IMAGE
Find out more

Iloilo is a melting pot of traditional Filipino culture and modern Western influence. Vibrant street festivals, bars, and local markets are set against awe-inspiring tropical landscapes.

 

On a Radiology Internship here you could work with diagnostic imaging tools to diagnose things like pulmonary tuberculosis, and trauma related cases. Display skill and enthusiasm and you could even get involved in inserting IV lines, performing fluoroscopic procedures, and injecting contrast dyes. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Iloilo.

ILOILO MAIN IMAGE

Ghana - Takoradi
TAKORADI MAIN IMAGE
Find out more

Takoradi is a bustling city perched on Africa’s West Coast. Long stretches of golden beach are peppered with old colonial forts, perfect for culture buffs and sun-seekers alike. In your free time, take a dip in a jungle waterfall, sleep in the canopy in a tree house, and go on safari.

 

Choose a Radiology Internship here and you could help to provide diagnostic services for departments like A&E, as well as small clinics in surrounding rural villages. The large scope of patients will open your eyes the range of advanced pathologies typical to Ghana. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Takoradi.

TAKORADI MAIN IMAGE

Peru - Arequipa
AREQUIPA MAIN IMAGE
Find out more

Peru boasts some of the world’s most iconic attractions — the Amazon jungle, the Machu Picchu ruins, and Lake Titicaca’s floating villages to name a few.

 

On a Radiology Internship here you could be working with cancer patients in the largest Oncology Unit in Southern Peru.You’ll come across more common conditions like skin, breast, and cervical cancers, as well as types that may well be unfamiliar to you. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Arequipa.

AREQUIPA MAIN IMAGE

Sri Lanka - Anuradhapura
ANURADHAPURA MAIN IMAGE
Find out more

The city of Anuradhapura is steeped in tradition and culture. Temples and stupas line winding streets, but by contrast, modern restaurants and bars can be found in the ‘New Town’. Further afield you can spot endangered wildlife on safari, take a hot air balloon rides jungle canopies, and relax on tropical beaches.

 

Choose a Radiology Internship here and you could be working a busy department, which houses the only Radiology facilities in the area. Working with the provision of interventional Radiology will open your eyes to the challenges of providing adequate care. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Anuradhapura.

ANURADHAPURA MAIN IMAGE

Tanzania - Arusha
ARUSHA MAIN IMAGE
Find out more

Arusha is a cultural melting pot surrounded by African landscapes that beg exploration. Venture into the plains for safari to spot elephants, lions, and wildebeest, and climb nearby Mt. Meru for panoramic vistas and clear views of Kilimanjaro.

 

On a Radiology Internship here you’ll refamiliarize yourself with the fundamentals, spending time in the dark room working with film and using dated ultrasound equipment for example. You could also find yourself assisting with the diagnoses of various conditions like chest infections and fractures. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Arusha

ARUSHA MAIN IMAGE

"There was no CT scanner, and when I opened up conversation about funding, they noted that it was quite limited."

Jason Brook, Teesside University 2017

Read more
Mukhtar, Harisah

"If you’re considering a Work the World placement, my advice would be ‘definitely go!’ It’s the chance of a lifetime, and will open your mind to different cultures and experiences."

Harisah Mukhtar, University of Leeds 2017

Read more
Case Studies

"I can honestly say it is the best decision I have ever made."

Julia Mooney, Glasgow Caledonian University 2016

Read more
Clarke, Alison

"X-rays were constantly taken with multiple patients and family in the room".

Alison Clarke, Birmingham City University 2015

Read more
Faye & Saima's Review of their Radiology Internship in Arusha

"We have realised that 3 weeks in Tanzania just isn't long enough"!.

Faye Morrissey & Saima Dalvi, University of Derby 2014

Read more