WHY WORK THE WORLD?

A radiology internship abroad with Work the World gets you access to experience with local radiologists in a hospital setting overseas. You could spend time in a range of environments, from surprisingly well-equipped departments to those developing X-ray on film. There’s no better way to get real life perspective on global health than to experience an overseas radiology internship program.

Where personal development is considered, you will build on your patient communication skills, develop new confidence, and gain new perspectives. What’s more, your resume will look fantastic.

While overseas, you'll enjoy our private, catered accommodation run by our overseas teams. They provide you with 24/7 support inside and outside the hospital environment, which helps you get the experience you expect on these once-in-a-lifetime radiology internships.

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FLEXIBLE, SUPPORTED INTERNSHIPS

Customize your internship — Choose your destination and the departments you want to spend time in—every detail can be customized.

Travel flexibility — Travel at a time and for a duration that suits you—we have internship durations, starting from two weeks, that match every schedule and budget.

Total support throughout — Our comprehensive pre-departure process is tried and tested. We support you with everything from applying for an entry visa to detailing essential items to pack.

Guaranteed internships — We will confirm and secure your internship hospital and your departments before you travel.

OVERSEAS SUPPORT

When you arrive in-country, a Work the World team member will be waiting to greet you at the airport. You will go straight to the secure, private accommodation you will stay in.

 

Our overseas team will take you out on a city orientation, setting you up with everything from local currency to a SIM for your phone. We will also take you on a hospital orientation, introducing you to staff in your chosen departments.

 

The house catering team will prepare meals each day, and weekly language lessons help you make the most of your experience. The houses are social, which comes from living with college students from a range of backgrounds from all over the world.

 

Our internships for radiology students run from Monday to Friday, leaving your evenings and weekends free to experience the country and culture you’re in.

HOW TO REGISTER

There’s no application process and no interview—as long as you’re on or have completed the first year of your clinical radiology program, or a radiologic technology program you’re eligible to travel.

Once you get in touch, our experts will help you choose the perfect destination. Your next step is to registering onto a program. We will confirm your internship within 24 hours of receiving your registration. And that’s all there is to it; your spot is secured.

You will then get access to our support team and online internship planner. The planner contains a wealth of information about the destination you’re traveling to, and acts an interactive timeline showing you the steps in the run up to your departure.

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DESTINATIONS

Mexico - Merida
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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 with cobalt therapy and brachytherapy.

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.

 

While shadowing on a radiology internship here, you could gain experience 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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Vietnam - Hue
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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
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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
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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 gain experience 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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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 spend time in a busy department, which houses the only Radiology facilities in the area. Gaining experience 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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"Travelling by myself was a lot less difficult than I thought it would be."

Celyn Thomas, University of the West of England 2018

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"Using an older method of radiography was truly unique and something I would never have been able to do in Australia."

Jacinta Pang, University of Canberra 2018

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"When a bed became free, the next patient would hop on to claim their spot otherwise someone else would take it!"

Philippa Jowett, University of Leeds 2018

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"Don’t let a lack of confidence stop you from travelling. Take the plunge!"

Karla Mackay, Robert Gordon University 2018

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"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

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