We have built these exclusive Global Health Projects based on our vast experience and expertise. Over the last 15 years we have taken over 17,000 pre-university, undergraduate and newly qualified healthcare professionals away with us.
Read about some of their experiences below.
“My overseas healthcare placement was such a good experience; I made some great friends who I’m still in touch with, I saw interesting and different medicine and I got to experience and enjoy a new country and culture.”
Alice, Medical - travelled to Tanzania in 2020
"On arrival I was greeted at the airport by the Work the World team. We made our way to the house and I got settled in straight away. Everything was so much better than I ever imagined."
Jacqueline, Nursing - travelled to Vietnam in 2019
"One highlight was observing procedures in theatre. These included C-sections, several of which took place within the same room. My mentor was so passionate about his work and willing to answer any questions I had."
Isobel, Nursing - travelled to Sri Lanka in 2019
"When I arrived at the Work the World house I was really impressed by how beautiful and peaceful it was. There was a swimming pool, a flower garden and plenty of space for relaxing and socialising inside. I settled in quickly thanks to the support of the amazing team out there. They really do make you feel like you have a second family."
Chloe, Physiotherapy - travelled to Vietnam in 2020
"There was a weekly BBQ night that gave all the students and the Work the World team the opportunity to eat and dance together; it was this that showed me how much Ghanaians love music!"
Steph, Nursing - travelled to Ghana in 2019
"I spent time in a variety of different departments such as internal medicine, paediatrics and emergency. There were Vietnamese medical students also in the hospital and they were very keen to make friends and share their knowledge with us. Sometimes I would ask them why they do things a certain way and they would give me their perspective."
Rebecca, Nursing - travelled to Vietnam in 2019
"It allowed me to become more confident as a person and it is a brilliant topic of conversation during interviews. I made friends for life and will cherish the memories forever."
Alice, Radiography - travelled to Vietnam in 2019
"Every time we were due to go rotate to a new department a member of the Work the World team would travel with us to our new department and introduce us to the mentors we would be spending time with, which was great."
Sarah, Nursing - travelled to Tanzania in 2019
"At the weekend more than a dozen of us left for Kakum National Park in Ghana where we enjoyed a night sleeping in a treehouse and saw monkeys jumping from tree to tree and did a canopy walk through the rainforest."
Ana, Pharmacy - travelled to Ghana in 2020
"Heading to the hospital on my first day was slightly daunting, but the Work the World team were so friendly and always on-hand to help in any way they could. I quickly came to realise how friendly the people of Sri Lanka were in general."
Jennifer, Medical - travelled to Sri Lanka in 2019
"Going to Vietnam was the best thing I have ever done! I had the most amazing experience on my overseas healthcare placement. I met some of the most incredible people who are now friends for life! I’ve come back a more confident, assertive and independent person, and don’t regret a single second of it."
Kirsty, Nursing - travelled to Vietnam in 2019
"If you’re thinking about an overseas healthcare placement with Work the World, just go. You won’t regret it. The Work the World team are available every step of the way, and they’ll do everything to make your trip worthwhile. Go in with an open mind and you’ll have the best experience!"
Cheyenne, Medical - travelled to Sri Lanka in 2018
"I wanted to observe the practice of medicine and experience life and culture in a country completely different from my own. My mentors were supremely knowledgeable and excellent teachers. They were all open to teaching and sharing their knowledge. They always seemed eager to make sure I had a great learning experience."
Maurcio, Medical - travelled to Vietnam in 2019
"Ghana was a great destination with wonderful weather, very friendly people and a very well organised overseas healthcare opportunity that enabled my trip to go very smoothly. I would definitely recommend Work the World as there are so many things that they organise and take care of."
Jake, Physiotherapy - travelled to Ghana in 2020
"If I could do it all over again then I would. I gained experience that I wouldn’t get anywhere else. I made some amazing friends and shared an experience that will last a lifetime. It is the best thing I have ever done, and Work the World made it ten times easier to accomplish."
Danielle, Nursing - travelled to Tanzania in 2020
"When we landed in Ghana, a member of the Work the World team was waiting for us at the airport – in his bright blue t-shirt with the most welcoming smile. He helped us to navigate the busy airport and took us to the house. This is definitely a home away from home. You become a family – able to chat about the hospital experience as well as experience what Takoradi has to offer together."
Kayleigh, Medical - travelled to Ghana in 2019
" travelled to Sri Lanka alone, but quickly bonded with my Work the World housemates. I still keep in touch with my new friends to this day, and we meet up frequently.”
Siwan, Physiotherapy - travelled to Sri Lanka in 2019
"The food at the Work the World house was delicious with plenty of choice, and that’s coming from a picky eater! No ask was too much for the Work the World team, they were constantly checking in to ensure that everyone was enjoying their time in Vietnam."
Emily, Physiotherapy - travelled to Vietnam in 2019
"Upon my arrival in Tanzania, I was greeted at the airport by a member of the Work the World team, making me feel instantly at ease. I was then taken to the Work the World house where I was introduced to the rest of the team, who felt like family by the end of my trip. They were fantastic and looked after me really well."
Rebekah, Physiotherapy - travelled to Tanzania in 2020
"An overseas 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 Work the World 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."
Ben, Medical - travelled to Vietnam in 2020
"This journey has broadened my horizons, and I have definitely crossed some things off of my personal bucket list. The most important thing I learnt was to be present and enjoy every second, because experiences like this happen once in a lifetime. I savoured every moment."
Aneeqa, Midwifery - travelled to Tanzania in 2019
"This trip helped me to become more proactive and improved my confidence. My mentor explained to me that doctors, nurses and midwives are all trained to deliver babies naturally and via a C-section. This motivated me to observe and learn more about the activities taking place during labour."
Shakiirah, Nursing - travelled to Tanzania in 2019
"I had a fantastic experience and I would highly recommend it. As well as gaining an incredible insight into the differences in healthcare systems between Vietnam and the UK. I was also able to explore the beautiful country. It has undoubtedly been a once in a lifetime experience that I will treasure throughout my future career as a doctor."
Amy, Medical - travelled to Vietnam in 2019
"When I arrived I had a welcome briefing with the Work the World team which made us all feel at home. We discussed Ghana, the different departments in the hospital that we would rotate through and what to expect. Throughout the first day we visited the hospital and we were shown around the local town where we visited the local markets and ended the day with a beautiful walk on the beach."
Romi, Nursing - travelled to Ghana in 2019
"If you have the opportunity to do a healthcare placement abroad, absolutely do! It was truly the best thing I have ever experienced in my whole entire life and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity."
Elle, Midwifery - travelled to Tanzania in 2019
"There was a weekly BBQ night which was everyone’s favourite night – filled with singing, dancing, drumming and the most flavoursome local food cooked by Work the World’s amazing chef!"
Florence, Nursing - travelled to Ghana in 2019
"I built a strong relationship with the other people on the global healthcare project whilst in Sri Lanka, we supported each other and socialised together in our spare time."
Lucy, Nursing - travelled to Sri Lanka in 2019
"The warm welcome I received from the Work the World team on the first day quickly put me at ease and made me realise I could rely on them to help me with any concerns that may arise during my stay. The house was absolutely gorgeous and the whole team was extremely welcoming and friendly. They truly made an effort to make us feel at home as much as possible. The food cooked by the chef at the house was also incredibly delicious!"
Rita, Medical - travelled to Vietnam in 2019
"Whilst based in the hospital I saw several cases where families didn’t believe in the medical service, viewing illness as a ‘curse’ or something that could be cured through herbal remedies. It was fascinating."
Stephanie, Nursing - travelled to Ghana in 2019
"My advice for people thinking of going to Sri Lanka is do it! You won’t regret it. Work the World made it so easy and took the stress out of the planning. Sri Lanka is simply stunning, I have made memories and friends that will last a lifetime. I will honestly never forget my time there."
Stacy, Midwifery - travelled to Sri Lanka in 2019
"I'm extremely thankful for Work the World and the people of Ghana for making this an experience that I will never forget. I hope to be back soon!"
Ethan, Medical - travelled to Ghana in 2020
"From the team at the Work the World house to the mentors at the hospital, I felt welcomed into such a beautiful and friendly country. Right from the start, I knew I was going to love Tanzania! The experience was extraordinary and opened my eyes to the other side of the world."
Ruby, Nursing - travelled to Tanzania in 2019
"Everything was so organised to the very last detail. The food was freshly cooked every night and was super delicious. We were able to try some of the local dishes as well as having some comfort food from home. The team would also organise a weekly BBQ night which was honestly the best night of the week! The Work the World team were fantastic and I honestly can’t praise them enough".
Siobhan, Nursing - travelled to Ghana in 2019