by Carol

Our Service

An overseas internship is a once in a lifetime experience. Travelling overseas lets you get clinical experience that you wouldn’t otherwise get on a placement at home. 

Not only will you have the chance to explore a new country and culture, but you’ll boost your CV at the same time. And who doesn’t want to stand out to potential future employers?

2022 is set to be busier than ever - as the world reopens, we’re seeing a big influx of enquiries and bookings. And with that in mind, it’s critical you save your space as early as you can. Here’s why -

Peace of mind

Book ahead of the rush for next year and you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’ve secured your space on your internship in our exclusive, fully-catered accommodation. 

With plenty of spacious areas to relax in after placement, your Work the World house will be your home away from home, and a fun social hub while you’re overseas with us. 


After placement, you can relax by the pool with your housemates, enjoy a home-cooked meal prepared by our professional chefs, catch up on your favourite TV shows or simply relax in a comfy corner with a good book. 

And don’t forget about our famous BBQ nights – the perfect opportunity to unwind and socialise with your fellow housemates from all over the world.

A healthcare placement will be whatever you make it, but I think there is something to be said for the accommodation and living arrangements in between shifts… The house team were all so kind and personable, they were genuinely interested in your day and always went the extra mile to make your stay more comfortable. I felt clean, safe and well-fed.
– Ben Ward, medical student

Staying in our exclusive houses you’ll meet like-minded people and build personal and professional relationships that will last a lifetime. 

You can read more about the benefits of our accommodation here

guaranteed department choices

A Work the World internship is completely tailor-made for you. You choose the type of hospital you want to experience, the departments you want to spend time in, and the shift patterns you want to do.

This level of flexibility is due to our long-standing relationships with our partner hospitals. So, if things need to be changed at the last minute, it won't impact your experience. There are also a limited number of available spaces in each hospital department. Some niche areas can only take two students at a time, so once the places are gone, they're gone.

So make sure you give yourself plenty of time to decide where and how you want to spend your time to ensure the learning opportunities are tailored to your goals.

After booking my internship, the Work the World team were extremely helpful in designing a placement suited to my needs, that would also enable me to make the most of my time overseas.
– Sophie Hodson, medical student

Get your first choice of travel dates

Getting in touch with us ahead of time means you’ll have first pick when it comes to choosing your booking dates.

Our internships run all year round, but with 2022 set to be busier than ever, places are filling up fast.

Secure your space early and you’ll have no problem finding dates that fit around your study or work commitments.

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Plenty of time to save

Getting ahead of the game in the run-up to next year will give you more time to save. And with our flexible payment option, you can spread the cost of your placement by paying in instalments.

You don’t have to clear your final balance until 90 days before you travel, but the sooner you secure your place, the longer you have to save.

More time means less stress

Booking in advance means you’ll be less stressed when it comes to completing your admin for the trip in time. 

When you get to this stage, the trip starts to feel more real. But leaving it too late will add stress you don’t need, especially as you’ll want to be focusing on looking forward to what’s to come.

My fourth year of medicine was a busy and difficult year of the course, so I chose to go with Work the World to take a lot of the planning for my internship off of my hands. This meant I could focus on studying throughout the year and just look forward to my big six week trip in the summer!
– Alice Hanton, Medical Student

Instead of rushing around trying to complete visa applications and university forms in the weeks leading up to your trip, you could be spending your time getting excited and researching all the amazing things to see and do while you’re away.

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Prepare for the trip of a lifetime

Once you’ve got your admin out of the way it’s time to start familiarising yourself with the destination you’ll be travelling to.

And let’s be honest, this is the fun part, so make sure you have plenty of time to get stuck in. 

Spend time learning some of the local language (you’ll receive a comprehensive language guide once you’ve registered), research the ‘must-see’ places, and learn a bit about local culture.

Our experienced in-country teams will give you the best tips and local travel advice, but doing your own research before you leave won’t hurt. 

Imagine spending a weekend on a jungle trek. Prefer to relax on a paradise beach? Totally possible. More into local culture? Picture yourself hiking up to mountain-top Buddhist temples.

Whatever your travel style, booking ahead will give you the time you need to start visualising your experience and getting excited about the trip of your life.

Next Steps

Want to experience a life-changing overseas placement? Choose your discipline to get started. 

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