Warsaw

Poland, Central Europe

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For 16-17 year olds

Key Features

  • Cosmopolitan capital city
  • Easy, two-hour flight from London
  • Great location for further travel
  • Bursting with things to do!
  • Thriving music scene

Steeped in history and bursting with cosmopolitan vibes, Warsaw sure packs a punch! As one of Europe's most dynamic capital cities, this modern gem is conveniently located in the middle of Poland making it a convenient and easy two-hour flight from London. It's also an ideal springboard location for any cheeky interrail adventures you may be thinking of doing before or after your placement.

As a city, Warsaw is incredibly safe to travel around with many attractions—like the hospital—only a short walk or tram ride away. During your time with us, there are also plenty of activities to keep you busy. You'll get the opportunity to visit museums, ice skate, enjoy the local cuisine in the city's vibrant cafes and restaurants, hike, horse ride, and even try your hand at indoor skiing! If you're into music, the city also has a thriving music scene with a number of festivals happening throughout the year.

Pula

Croatia, Central Europe

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Over 18's

Key Features

  • Sun-drenched beaches
  • Short, easy trip to Venice
  • Croatian sailing paradise
  • Easy flight from London
  • Musical festivals galore!

If it's warm nights, sun-drenched beaches, and fresh seafood you're after, Croatia is the place for you! You'll spend your days in Pula - a picturesque seaside city ideally located at the tip of the Istria peninsula.

Your time in Pula will be packed with fun, sun and adventure. When you're not at the hospital, Italy's floating wonderland—Venice—is only a short trip away. If you’re more of a sailing the seven seas kind of person, why not hop on a boat and explore the big wide blue of the Adriatic? If you're looking to get up to something more local, you can explore the city's ancient Roman amphitheatre.

Another great thing about Pula is that it's easy to reach from the UK. At a short two and a half hours away from London, Pula is the perfect location for a cheeky one-week placement abroad. Pula is also host to two major music festivals, Dimensions and Outlook, so pack your dancing shoes.

The Caribbean

Programmes Commencing February 2017

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For 16-17 year olds

Key Features

  • Caribbean climate
  • Activities in the sun and sand
  • Lively location with music and shopping
  • Unique culture to explore
  • Community healthcare opportunities

Take the road less travelled at our brand new under-18s destination in the Caribbean. Planned to open February 2017, this programme will give our younger students the opportunity to explore a whole new world of healthcare.
 
You could not ask for better scenery to be surrounded by as you shadow professionals in our partner hospitals, with temperatures across the Caribbean regularly averaging over 30 degrees Celsius and the allure of sun, sea and sand waiting for you at the end of every day. If you’re a nature lover, prepare to be amazed by everything from colourful coral reefs to whimsical whales.
 
Because the Caribbean is home to many small and isolated communities, you have the chance to make a real difference. Our community healthcare placements could see you out and about, helping your mentors deliver basic but much-needed healthcare to those who need it, as well as shadowing in our partner hospitals.   

La Romana

Dominican Republic, Caribbean

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Over 18's

Key Features

  • Coastal city
  • Fun, laid back vibe
  • Island hopping
  • Exciting local activities
  • Great location for further travel

With stunning beaches and lush plant life in abundance, it's difficult to imagine a more beautiful location than La Romana. This exciting, eclectic coastal city is a hive of activity day and night - from horse riding on the sand and snorkelling through coral reefs, to enjoying art and architecture in Altos de Chavón, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to filling your downtime.

La Romana has a friendly, happy vibe. The streets are lined with market stalls and local cafes, and lively Dominican music can be heard playing almost everywhere. In the evenings, head to the beach for a cocktail in the moonlight, or explore the many bars and eateries in the city centre.

With the rest of the Dominican Republic on your doorstep, and convenient connections to Cuba, Jamaica and The Bahamas; La Romana is an excellent choice for those planning to extend their travels in the Caribbean.

Phitsanulok

Thailand, South East Asia

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Over 18's

Key Features

  • Relaxed and friendly city
  • Elephant weekend adventuring
  • Fascinating local culture
  • Colourful night markets
  • Island-hopping paradise

With its tropical beaches, dazzling temples and forever sunshine, Thailand will welcome you with open arms. There is something for everyone in this exotic paradise, from the beautiful mess that is Bangkok to the turquoise waters of its serene islands - imagine island-hopping weekends away! Thailand is also conveniently located next to Laos and Cambodia, making it the perfect gateway for other South East Asian adventures!

In Thailand you'll be based in Phitsanulok, a relaxed and cheerful city in the north of the country. From here you'll get the opportunity to take an adventure and tick something pretty big off your bucket list. How would you like to feed, bathe and ride an elephant through beautiful rainforest trails? We told you it was big!

Another interesting thing about Phitsanulok is its fascinating history and culture. When you're not at the hospital, do as the locals do and grab a tuk tuk and explore the city's ancient temple, Wat Yai, or head down to the night markets and pick up some mouth-watering Thai cuisine. You're welcome.

AFRICA

AVAILABLE TO BOOK NOW

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All Ages

Key Features

  • Hospital work experience
  • Global health learning
  • Unique cultures to explore
  • Beautiful landscapes
  • Our famous African safari

With so many beautiful cultures and landscapes to explore - and such unique clinical environments and global health considerations to learn from - Africa has been at the core of our heart and mission since our inception as a company. As the seasons change, we look forward to the relocation of our Africa programme in the autumn of 2016.

Our new location will allow us to provide a more comprehensive insight into healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa than ever before. If you book your placement at our new destination, you can count on the very same programme features that have enchanted thousands of our alumni since 2010: professional mentorship from bright and enthusiastic healthcare providers, friendly support from our knowledgeable local staff teams, gorgeous houses and views, and exciting, once-in-a-lifetime, distinctly African adventures (we're even bringing the famous Gap Medics safari weekend with us).

Africa remains one of our most heavily booked programmes, so you don't have to wait to reserve your space. Apply today, and your Christmas holidays could become a sunny stroll down the path toward your future career - and, of course, the ultimate walk on the wild side.