Looking for ethical healthcare placements abroad? Do you want to travel, gain experience and make a difference in 2021, but you’re not sure where to start? To help you plan, we’ve compiled a list of our top 3 programs in the Public Health, Mental Health, Medical and Nursing fields for travel in 2021!
Rural Public Health in Quito, Ecuador
Work with rural, indigenous communities in Ecuador and focus on preventative care for children, community outreach and educational programs. There are also some incredible opportunities to work in midwifery and holistic, traditional plant-based medicine. If you are pre-med, studying nutrition or any other related medical field, this placement might be ideal for you! If you are interested in studying within the medical field in the future and you are passionate about community development, you should consider applying as well.
Ready to get to know the community and help contribute to positive change?
Social Work in South Africa
Shadow and learn from a professional social work team, engaging in patient assessments, group therapy, home evaluations, and services for abuse victims and those with HIV/AIDS. This is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience as well as a cross-cultural perspective. Plus, South Africa is an amazing place to visit!
Ready for a worthwhile challenge on a responsible placement, and an incredible experience abroad?
Medical Placement at a District Hospital in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Diverse populations served include remote mountain communities, minority hill tribe groups, and refugees and migrants. Gain an understanding of the challenges district hospitals in the region face as well as the approaches undertaken. And witness successes first-hand!
You’ll have the opportunity to shadow staff in either the emergency room, obstetrics and gynecology or the pharmacy. Whether you can perform simple hands-on care depends on your skill-level and other factors, as with all of our healthcare placements.
If you’re looking to gain experience in a hospital setting, while seeing healthcare in an international context, this could be the ideal placement for you!
Want More Than the Top 3?
To help you plan, we’ve put together a full list of program options for 2021 here. As you’ll see, there are a range of health-related internships and service-learning placements available, and we can’t wait to help you find the perfect fit!
If you would like to know more about our Covid-19 safety protocols, you can also find out more about that here. To learn more about our healthcare and medical placements in general, and the ethics involved, check out this page.
We can’t wait to help you help others out there in the wide world!