Physiotherapy Elective Placements Overseas with Projects Abroad
If you are considering taking your Physiotherapy Elective overseas, Projects Abroad offers a number of elective placements to choose from. These placements are specifically designed for undergraduates studying for a degree in Physiotherapy.
If you are not an elective student or would rather take part in our standard Physiotherapy projects, please see our Physiotherapy Projects page. You can also see our full range of Electives for students of other healthcare-related subjects on our Medical Electives page.
Projects Abroad has over 20 years practice in collaborating with medical professionals. We are also experienced in working with both physiotherapy students and their universities. We ensure that you have a placement overseas that provides a rich and rewarding experience of the country and its approach to physiotherapy.
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.
Taking your Elective Placement in Physiotherapy with Projects Abroad
There are plenty of options available for Physiotherapy Elective students. You could find yourself placed in one of a variety of different institutions, such as a hospital, clinic, day care centre or residential home. You could work with children with physical disabilities or people requiring rehabilitation after injuries.
We also have placements that work with adults experiencing a range of conditions including stroke victims, accidents or congenital problems. Whatever your area of interest, Projects Abroad can help you choose the right placement to support your studies.
You will have a trained supervisor at your placement and will work alongside local staff. You can discuss treatments or exchange ideas and your new colleagues will answer any questions you might have about physiotherapy in their country.
The destinations in which we work often have limited resources and basic facilities. This forces local staff to be flexible and you might learn about new methods which you haven’t encountered in your home country.
Depending on where you choose to take your elective, you may have the opportunity to take part in outreach projects. Here you could go into communities, schools or care centres and help to run workshops and treat people who would otherwise not have access to this care.
Deadlines for Application
Please be aware that most universities have deadlines by which time your Elective application paperwork must be completed. If your university needs information on the hospital or clinic in which you will be placed, or requires forms to be signed by your project supervisor, we strongly advise completing our application form at least one month before this deadline. We can only provide this detailed information once you have applied and been accepted onto an Elective placement with us.
If you have any questions please call us on 021 234 8002.