Want to travel to an exotic location to get global health experience in a low-resource hospital setting? On an overseas healthcare placement, you’re right there in the action. You’ll learn how critical cultural and economic issues impact the local healthcare system. You’ll see local healthcare staff improvising clinical techniques on the fly. This trip will develop your confidence, build your network, and make you more attractive to employers.
Work the World specialises in creating customised overseas healthcare placements and medical electives throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our destinations provide unique learning experiences in healthcare systems across the developing world. We offer amazing opportunities to work in our partner hospitals learning unique approaches to low-resource healthcare. Encounter everything from unusually late-stage conditions, to tropical diseases. You'll also use, develop, and acquire skills when adjusting to new practices. Work the World’s placement planning and support service helps you avoid the pitfalls of trying to organise a placement by yourself. This gives you the safety, security, and peace of mind that comes with 24/7 support, and expert clinical supervision. Your clinical experience runs from Monday to Friday, leaving your evenings and weekends free for exploration and adventure.
Sometimes it feels like the biggest obstacle to going abroad is financing your trip, but that doesn't have to be the case! Work the World - Australia has teamed up with FundMyTravel so that participants can make their very own fundraising pages online. This way, you have a creative platform to communicate personal messages, keep your audience engaged with your travel plans, and collect the funding to help make this experience a possibility.
With a simplified payment system, participants collect funds right to their secure PayPal or WePay account. There is a solid team of experienced travelers and professionals at FundMyTravel, who are here to offer campaigners support, including insights for fundraising success. You can check out a few tips below before clicking the button above, to get started!
Just like travel, fundraising is about an exchange - so whether you send them post cards, create a video-diary, start a blog, or grow a photo gallery - make sure to share these things with your networks in exchange for their donations and online support! You can check out more unique and creative ideas on our Fundraising Toolkit.
Using Social Media, writing Personal Emails and sharing consistent Updates on your campaign are essential steps for reaching that fundraising goal. You can plan the most inspiring trip, upload a video about it, and complete your campaign with profile details, but it won't make a difference unless you tell everyone where to find it!
Be sure to thank any and everyone who contributes to your campaign either through funding, shares, or even just likes. Be sure to acknowledge your supporters through Facebook and Twitter shout-outs, fun and engaging videos, individual emails or messages, hand-written letters and they are more likely to spread the word on your campaign efforts.