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Medical Volunteer Abroad Programs

Affordable Medical & Health Volunteer Abroad Projects

IVHQ’s medical volunteer abroad programs and medical mission trips give you the opportunity to work alongside qualified local medical professionals and gain valuable insight and experience while promoting positive healthcare outcomes in communities abroad.

IVHQ offers a range of medical volunteer abroad programs that are ideal for students, nurses, medical professionals and volunteers at every stage and skill level. Every year we place more than 3000 volunteers in medical volunteer projects abroad across 15 destinations worldwide.

2020 International Medical Volunteer Opportunites

IVHQ Program Pre-Med Nursing Student Medical Student
Argentina - Buenos Aires Yes Yes Yes
Argentina - Cordoba Yes Yes Yes
Costa Rica Yes Yes Yes
Guatemala Yes Yes Yes
Peru - Cusco Yes Yes Yes
Peru - Lima Yes Yes Yes
India - Delhi Yes Yes Yes
India - Kerala No Yes Yes
Nepal No 3rd Year + 3rd Year +
Sri Lanka No No Yes
Vietnam Yes Yes Yes
Ghana Yes Yes Yes
Tanzania No 3rd Year + 3rd Year +
Zambia No Yes Yes

Medical elective programs include physiotherapy, pharmacy, dentistry, paramedics, clinical laboratory science, emergency medicine (EMTs), speech therapy, optometry, nutrition, public health, orthopedics, radiology, HIV/AIDS support, midwifery and pediatrics. While the scope of each person’s medical volunteer work can vary depending on their specific experience and qualifications, the overseas medical elective program enables you to exchange knowledge and cross-cultural learnings with the local healthcare professionals, as well as other international medical volunteers. If you’re seeking medical volunteer opportunities in a speciality field, you can contact a Volunteer Program Consultant at IVHQ to help select a medical volunteer project that aligns with your area of medical expertise.

Medical Volunteer Abroad Programs For Students & Professionals

We are proud to have over 12 years experience creating a selection of medical elective programs for students, nurses and other medical professionals in over 15 destinations all around the world. Every year IVHQ places more than 3000 volunteers in our structured medical volunteer projects. If you are just starting your studies, medical volunteer opportunities are also available for pre-med, pre health and pre nursing students.

Based on your existing qualifications and the destination you choose to volunteer in, you can be placed in a range of healthcare settings; including clinics, hospitals, or assisted living homes. There are also medical volunteering opportunities which support hygiene and public health campaigns, and we’re experienced in organizing medical campaigns for students or professionals looking to volunteer abroad together as a group. Find out more about IVHQ’s medical volunteer opportunities abroad in 2020.

Program Highlight - Nepal

Volunteer Project Review by Rebecca Sackman
As nursing students, we learned so much with the projects! It's unbelievable that as a group we helped over 1,000 Peruvians. The project was more then I could have ever imagined! I came back a more confident nursing student because of the IVHQ program. Thank you! Our host family was outstanding. Very accommodating. Meals were great and the housing that we stayed in was more then what was excepted. I couldn't say more amazing things about this program. So thankful that there are programs like this. It was an eye opening experience and I am so thankful for it.
Nationality: American
Age: 25
Destination: Peru - Cusco

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the registration fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!