Are you thinking about taking your Occupational Therapy Elective overseas? Projects Abroad offers a number of elective placements in developing countries. These placements have been created to meet the specific requirements of the Occupational Therapy Elective module.
Projects Abroad has over 20 years practice in collaborating with medical professionals. Our in-country staff are experienced in working with universities to ensure that you have a placement overseas that will provide a rich and rewarding experience of the country and project. 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 an Occupational Therapy Elective placement.
- Clearly modularized program
- Clear daily timetables
- 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 Occupational Therapy with Projects Abroad
As an Occupational Therapy student, your elective placement could be within a hospital, a care centre, or even in private homes. Your help will be in demand and you will be helping rehabilitate people who may not otherwise have access to these treatments. You may be involved with disabled children or adults recovering from various surgeries.
As living conditions are poorer than you may have experienced before, and access to medical treatment and therapies either too costly or not close by, you may witness many extreme cases that require a lot of work to rehabilitate. You will learn a lot from your time in your chosen placement.
Whatever area of Occupational Therapy you are eager to focus on, our staff are on hand to ensure your placement fulfills the requirements of your elective module.
You will have a dedicated supervisor who is a trained member of staff. They will discuss specific case studies with you and are keen to ensure your time with them is rewarding. You will have time to pose any questions to them and find out as much as you can about Occupational Therapy in a developing country.
If you are not an elective student or would rather take part in our regular Occupational Therapy internships, please go to our Occupational Therapy page.