A student doing a medical internship for high school students in Sri Lanka checks blood pressure levels for a local woman.

Medical Work Experience Abroad for 15, 16, 17, and 18 Year Olds


We understand that gaining global work experience in clinical medicine as a student can be difficult. We offer young people in Year 11, 12, and 13 a safe, guided experience into the world of medicine through our High School Special Projects abroad.

Our overseas medical work experience projects focus on experiential education, so you learn by doing. You can expect to:   

  • Shadow doctors and other medical professionals in local hospitals and clinics
  • Attend medical workshops and seminars
  • Get first-hand insight into the healthcare challenges people face everyday
  • Participate in community healthcare outreaches that serve people in need
  • Learn essential medical skills like measuring blood pressure and blood sugar levels

You’ll be part of an ethical international medical project that benefits local communities. Furthermore, you’ll actively demonstrate your commitment to healthcare and helping people, which will help your university application stand out from the crowd! You can also earn points for your UCAS application.

“As soon as I turned 16 I started looking for work experience that would help me with my application [for a medical degree]. Projects Abroad came up with an amazing choice of fantastic countries that ran a two week special programme for Medicine, perfect!” - Medicine High School Special in Tanzania by Elena L

Want to learn more about medical internships abroad?

Read our blog that tells you all you need to know about medical work experience programmes for young students.

At what age can you do work experience in a hospital?

Our international opportunities for getting work experience in a hospital as a volunteer are open to people between the ages of 15-18 (Year 11, 12, and 13).

High School Specials are designed specifically for young people by our qualified staff, and all activities are age-appropriate and safe. In addition, we ask all students to follow our code of conduct for medical volunteering. This policy helps us ensure that our projects are ethical, and that we really help the local people we work with.

Choose a Medical Project for Teenagers

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An intern working with a patient on our medical internship for teenagers in Kenya
Medical Internships for Teenagers in Kenya
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  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
  • From £1,670
Students take part in a training activity at their Public Health placement for teenagers in Mexico.
Public Health Internship for Teenagers in Mexico
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  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
  • From £1,720
A teenager measures blood pressure during our medical internship in Ghana
Medical Internships in Ghana for Teenagers
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  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
  • From £1,845
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Need more help?

Most of our staff have been volunteers themselves, so they’re well placed to answer your questions, big or small.

01273 007 230


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