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Physical Therapy Electives in Morocco

  • Placement location: Rabat
  • Role: To gain experience from local staff and add to your previous physical therapy training
  • Requirements: You must be a student studying physical therapy and you must speak intermediate French or Arabic. If you are not an elective student, please go to our standard Physical Therapy in Morocco project page
  • Types of Placement: Day care centers for children and young adults with disabilities
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Length of placement: From 2 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible, but available between mid-June and mid-September

Two physical therapy elective interns assist a disabled child in a clinic in Morocco

Our Physical therapy Elective placements are within day-care centers for children and young adults with various learning and physical disabilities. You will work alongside qualified staff, using your creativity in an environment with fewer resources than you will be used to.

You must be a student studying physical therapy to do an Elective placement. Projects Abroad will work with you and your university to make sure your placement will meet the objectives of your elective requirements. Our in-country staff will help you through the pre-departure process and be on hand to help with any specific paperwork needed.

Morocco PT Electives

When you are in Morocco, you will be allocated a supervisor who will be a qualified member of staff. They will discuss specific cases with you and answer your questions. They will be eager for you to have a fulfilling time at the placement.

Physical therapy students can work in a day-care center for children aged from 3 – 12 years old. They have varying degrees of disabilities and special needs. The school carries out a lot of therapies and has its own small animal unit and gardens. The children thrive here and you will be able to help make a difference to the quality of their lives.

To take your Physical therapy Elective in Morocco, you must be able to speak intermediate French or Arabic. If you need to improve your language skills before starting your placement, you can join an Arabic or French Language Course, where you will taught by a qualified local teacher.

Please note that this project is not available from mid-June to mid-September.

While you are in Morocco, you will live with one of our host families. Here you can experience the warm hospitality of the Moroccan people, while brushing up on your French or Arabic language speaking skills. You will also become part of our vibrant Projects Abroad volunteer community.

Physical Therapy Student Electives in Morocco are available for shorter periods than 4 weeks. While you will be able to gain valuable medical experience on a short-term trip, we recommend staying for a longer period to allow yourself more time to get to know the local medical system, see more of a variety of conditions and procedures, and develop stronger relationships with local medical staff.

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