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Physical Therapy Student Electives Abroad with Projects Abroad

Overview
Physical Therapy Electives for Students Overseas with Projects Aboard
  • Role: Satisfy the elective requirements of your medical training doing a placement is a hospital or healthcare center abroad.
  • Requirements:
    • You must be in physical therapy school.
    • Spanish skills for Bolivia and Mexico.
    • French or Arabic skills for Morocco.
Project Info

Projects Abroad offers a number of elective placements in many developing countries for students studying physical therapy. If you are considering taking your Physical Therapy Elective abroad then you will find these placements have been created to meet the specific requirements of the Physical Therapy Elective module and are tailor made to your specific requirements.

Projects Abroad has over 20 years practice in collaborating with medical professionals. We are also experienced in working with both physical therapy students and their universities to ensure that you have a placement abroad that will provide a worthwhile experience of the country and physical therapy practices. Projects Abroad arranges your accommodation, meals, and insurance and our in-country staff are well equipped to support you and make sure your time overseas is a success.

Planning your Elective Abroad

Our elective placements are available in developing countries around the world. This is the basic checklist for a Physical Therapy Elective placement.

  • Clear daily timetables
  • Clearly modularized program
  • Well-qualified supervisor
  • Interpreters available when needed
  • Links with local primary care
  • Opportunity to see traditional medicine (if applicable)
  • Great local food and accommodation
  • Enjoyable social environment

Taking your Elective Placement in Physical Therapy with Projects Abroad

Volunteers with disabled patients on a Physical Therapy medical Elective project in Nepal

Your experience as a Physical Therapy Elective student abroad will be a meaningful one. You could find yourself placed in one of a variety of different establishments, such as a hospital, clinic, day care center, or residential home. You could work with children with physical disabilities or people requiring rehabilitation after injuries.

We also have placements that work with adults experiencing a range of conditions including stroke victims, accidents, or congenital problems. Whatever your specialism, Projects Abroad can help you choose the right placement to support your studies.

Depending on where you choose to take your elective, you may have the opportunity to take part in outreach projects. Here you could go into communities, schools, or orphanages and run workshops and treat people who would otherwise not have access to this care.

Our in-country staff are experienced in ensuring your placement and experience fulfills the criteria of your elective module. They will work with you before you arrive to ensure you are happy with your placement choice. You will have a dedicated trained supervisor who will be on hand to discuss case studies and answer any questions you have regarding physiotherapy in their country and establishment.

If you are not an elective student or would rather take part in our regular Physical Therapy internships, please go to our Physical Therapy page.

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