Medical Gap Year Courses

Get hands on medical experience during your gap year to improve your knowledge, broaden your ideas and improve your CV. Working with local doctors and medical professionals you will be providing valuable support to hospitals and medical centres in parts of the world with inadequate funding and stretched facilities. Projects available include nursing, midwifery, dentistry and more, in projects locations around the world.

Medical gap years are a good mix of learning and giving something back. You will be learning valuable new skills to take forward into your future studies and beyond, as well as providing huge benefits to the local community by giving vital aid to those that need it most. Many companies offer varying lengths of placements depending on your trip criteria, so whether you have a spare month or whole year, you can be sure to find a project to suit you.


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POPULAR MEDICAL COURSES


Volunteer in Latin America

Volunteer in Latin America

Travel off the beaten path and work on community-led initiatives in conservation, community development, education, healthcare, or the arts. Immerse yourself in new cultures and the Spanish language, hike mountains, explore ruins, tunnel through jungles - and make a difference!
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Medical Placements in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Medical Placements in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel off the beaten path and work on community-led public health and medical initiatives. Join locals in hospitals abroad, rural health clinics or help perform home visits. Assist in wide-ranging areas such as nutrition, nursing, midwifery, and even equine therapy, to name just a few!
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OUR FEATURED GAP YEARS


Volunteer in Latin America

Volunteer in Latin America

Travel off the beaten path and work on community-led initiatives in conservation, community development, education, healthcare, or the arts. Immerse yourself in new cultures and the Spanish language, hike mountains, explore ruins, tunnel through jungles - and make a difference!
More Details.. Kaya Responsible Travel



Volunteer in Asia-Pacific

Volunteer in Asia-Pacific

With a wide range of volunteer projects in Asia (and ten years in the business) get in touch with Kaya Responsible Travel today and start organising a life changing trip! Already got travel plans? Add in some volunteering time and make a positive impact while you explore!
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In-Person and Virtual Internships in Africa, Asia and Latin America

In-Person and Virtual Internships in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Work on community-led initiatives in conservation, community development, education, healthcare, or the arts - virtually and/or in-person. Immerse yourself in new cultures either way, gaining international work experience and networking with professionals in your field - whilst making a difference!
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ALL GAP TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES


Volunteer in Africa

Volunteer in Africa

Specialising in ethical and sustainable volunteer abroad projects, Kaya Responsible Travel have a wide breadth of choice when it comes to projects in Africa. With dozens of projects in 11 countries, discover the incredible scenery and varied wildlife of Africa while making a positive impact!
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Medical Placements in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Medical Placements in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel off the beaten path and work on community-led public health and medical initiatives. Join locals in hospitals abroad, rural health clinics or help perform home visits. Assist in wide-ranging areas such as nutrition, nursing, midwifery, and even equine therapy, to name just a few!
More Details.. Kaya Responsible Travel




Medical Gap Year Experience

If you are planning on embarking on a medical career or you're looking to get further 'hands on' experience during your studies, then a Medical Gap Year could be a valuable and rewarding option to consider. Gone are the days of ploughing your way through year after year of studies, in fact prospective students are now encouraged to take part in volunteer medical programs by medical schools as a way of maturing and preparing themselves for their course. The Gap Year experience will also allow you travel the world, as well as potentially earning you some money!

Volunteering on a Medical Project could take you to many different countries, and you don't need to be an aspiring brain surgeon to sign up. Placements could include Nursing in Africa, Midwifery in Asia, Dentistry in South America or Physiotherapy in Australasia, the world is your oyster, and luckily there are a number of specialist gap year companies on hand to help you plan the experience no matter what your level of qualification or your desired medical profession.

Once you return from your project, be sure to update your CV and notify your desired Medical School or Healthcare employer. It's important they understand you spent your gap year in a medical environment and by providing them with examples of your hands on experience, you'll be giving yourself the best opportunity of securing that dream job or course placement.