Work The World

Work The World
The Brighton Forum
95 Ditchling Road
Brighton BN1 4ST, United Kingdom
Phone Number: 
1-877-879-8811 or +44 (0)1273 573863
Fax Number: 
+44 (0)1273 689021
Contact Person: 
Martin Samuels
Contact Email: 
Organization Category: 
Educational
Types of Opportunities: 

Volunteer; Educational

Occupations Needed: 
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Medical Students, Preclinical Medical Students, Pharmacists, Dentists, Midwives, Physiotherapists, Radiologists
Medical Specialties: 
Clinical, Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Radiography
Countries Served: 
Africa: Arusha (Tanzania), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Takoradi (Ghana). Asia: Pokhara (Nepal), Kandy (Sri Lanka) and Ilo Ilo (Philippines). South America: Mendoza (Argentina)
Time Commitment: 
The minimum length of placement is 2 weeks, any less and we feel there is not enough time to get to know staff and really integrate into the role.
Costs: 

$350 registration fee + Placement cost, which will depend on the specialty. More info: http://www.worktheworld.co.uk/prices. The prices include the placement organisation, accommodation, all food and overseas support.

Comments: 

We accept anyone on, or who has completed, a healthcare course anywhere in the world. This is provided you can obtain the appropriate visa for your destination country.

We encourage all of our students to be as proactive as possible in overcoming the language barrier as it really enhances your experience. To help our students with their communication skills we offer free weekly language lessons at the Work the World house. The only destination where we recommend a little more work on language is Mendoza (Argentina) as the healthcare staff are less likely to use English, and an intermediate level of Spanish is recommended.

Our courses are not accredited independently but each university may offer credits for participating in an overseas elective. For those universities that require a more formal agreement, we have contracts and MOU's in place with several institutions and are happy to provide audit information and help complete risk assessments.

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