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


Medical Experience Abroad

Medical Experience Abroad

Africa Asia Europe SouthAmerica

By volunteering on a Medicine & Healthcare Project you will have the opportunity to experience the challenges faced by medical institutions across the developing world. You will have the chance to gain work experience whilst helping some of the poorest people in the world.
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Travel Off the Beaten Path in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel Off the Beaten Path in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Combine travel with volunteering in exciting, remote destinations throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America. We have projects in a wide variety of subjects (coach sports; track elephants for research; etc.) in locations that could take you to the jungles of Peru or the mountains of Nepal, and more!
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OUR FEATURED GAP YEARS


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 and HIV/Aids Volunteering in South Africa

Medical and HIV/Aids Volunteering in South Africa

Africa

As a medical volunteer in a rural Zulu area of South Africa, you will gain real insight into the daily struggles of those living in poverty. Through clinic work, home-based care initiatives and HIV education, you will make a positive difference in the lives of those less fortunate.
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Affordable Overseas Volunteer Programs From £150

Affordable Overseas Volunteer Programs From £150

Africa Asia NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

Plan My Gap Year is an award-winning volunteer travel organisation, working across 17 countries in Africa, Asia & South America. PMGY provide a safe, structured and social experience with opportunities available from 1-36 weeks.
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ALL GAP TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES


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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Affordable Under 18 Volunteer Abroad Programs From £180

Affordable Under 18 Volunteer Abroad Programs From £180

Africa Asia NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

PMGY offer some of the most amazing Under 18 volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 1-week to 6-months.
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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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Affordable Medical Volunteer Abroad Programs From £220

Affordable Medical Volunteer Abroad Programs From £220

Africa Asia NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

PMGY offer some of the most amazing medical volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 2-weeks to 6-months.
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Learn Spanish in Latin America

Learn Spanish in Latin America

Immerse in the language and culture of another country, learn Spanish from experienced teachers and locals, dive into the deep, ancient history of the region, volunteer if you wish to, and enjoy the natural wonders that the landscape has to offer! We also have an online option available!
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Summer Projects for 16-19 year olds

Summer Projects for 16-19 year olds

Africa Asia Europe SouthAmerica

Our Short-term Special Projects for 16-19 year olds offer teenagers the chance to volunteer and make a difference during their summer holidays! Projects Abroad has a wide range of projects from our Care & Panda Project in China to Conservation Projects in Peru.
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Medical Experience Abroad

Medical Experience Abroad

Africa Asia Europe SouthAmerica

By volunteering on a Medicine & Healthcare Project you will have the opportunity to experience the challenges faced by medical institutions across the developing world. You will have the chance to gain work experience whilst helping some of the poorest people in the world.
More Details.. Projects Abroad



Travel Off the Beaten Path in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel Off the Beaten Path in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Combine travel with volunteering in exciting, remote destinations throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America. We have projects in a wide variety of subjects (coach sports; track elephants for research; etc.) in locations that could take you to the jungles of Peru or the mountains of Nepal, and more!
More Details.. Kaya Responsible Travel



Summer Projects

Summer Projects

Africa Asia Australasia Europe SouthAmerica

Our Short-term Special projects are group trips for 16-19 year olds and run throughout the summer months. If you have time to spare over the summer holidays then why not join us on one of our short programmes designed especially for you.
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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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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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Wildlife Conservation in Namibia

Wildlife Conservation in Namibia

Africa

Join one of our incredible wildlife volunteer projects in Namibia, home to some of the world's grandest national parks and vast wilderness areas. It has the largest free-roaming population of black rhinos and cheetahs in the world and expanding populations of elephants and lions.
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Medical internship in Romania

Medical internship in Romania

Europe

An excellent way to gain work experience, this internship in Romania offers hands-on experience in a children's hospital and home visits with a mobile medical unit, a chance for you to learn about more conditions and treatments. For those interested in medicine, this is a great internship.
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Medical Work Experience In India

Medical Work Experience In India

Asia

Our medical internships are an excellent way to boost your medical CV, whether for your career or university application. You'll gain knowledge of an alternative medical system and gain practical experience working alongside doctors and nurses.
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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.