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staff, you’ll help to scan, detect and diagnose conditions, discovering that resources are often limited, and machinery outdated.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.

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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

Cambodia - Phnom Penh
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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.

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Tanzania - Dar es Salaam
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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.

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Nepal - Pokhara
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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.

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Nepal - Kathmandu
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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.

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Philippines - Iloilo
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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.

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Ghana - Takoradi
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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.

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Peru - Arequipa
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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.

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Sri Lanka - Anuradhapura
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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.

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Tanzania - Arusha
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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

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The Philippines - Batangas
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Batangas city is mellow and tranquil, peppered with youthful bars, modern cafes, and restaurants catering to every taste. Beautiful diving, rainforest treks, volcano hikes and tropical islands are just some of the experiences available to you further afield.

 

On a Radiology Internship here, you’ll have the chance to work with X-ray, CT, Ultrasound, and MRI. Daily responsibilities will include assisting with the diagnosis of conditions resulting from things like traffic accidents, as well as working with patients with degenerative diseases. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Batangas.

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

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Case Studies

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

Julia Mooney, Glasgow Caledonian University 2016

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Clarke, Alison

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

Alison Clarke, Birmingham City University 2015

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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

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Sean's Review of his Radiology Internship in Nepal

"I’ve returned home with a fresh outlook on the type of practitioner I want to be".

Sean Kennedy, University of Ulster 2014

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