For pre-med and high school students, the experience of interning in medical facilities abroad is invaluable and helps gives them the confidence to pursue a career in medicine. Not only do they have the opportunity to learn new methods of diagnosis and treatment from local medical professionals, they get to observe illnesses and conditions not seen in North America. They also experience an environment where doctors and nurses work with limited resources and equipment.
The organization offers a variety of Medicine & Healthcare programs for interns in the fields of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Midwifery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Nutrition, and Public Health, in more than 25 destinations across the developing world. These internships are built to suit varying levels of experience and interns can choose to join at any time, from one to four weeks or more. Projects Abroad also has an extensive range of worthwhile medical programs specifically designed for high school students.
Projects Abroad was founded in 1992 by Dr. Peter Slowe, a geography professor, as a program for students to travel and work while on break from full-time study. The program had its genesis in post-USSR Romania, where students were given the chance to teach conversational English. After a few years just sending volunteers to Eastern Europe for teaching, the company expanded to sending volunteers of all ages around the world on a wide range of projects.
Projects Abroad is a global leader in short-term international volunteer programs with projects in 28 countries and recruitment offices in the UK, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Holland, Hong Kong, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden and the United States.
For details on volunteering abroad, visit Projects Abroad's web site at