Shadow qualified nurses in
a range of environments

Witness first-hand the challenges of nursing and gain hands-on experience

Take your nursing elective placement abroad with The Mighty Roar and experience first-hand the challenges of nursing in a developing country and the major differences in the principles of nursing that you have become accustomed to. This is your chance for a challenging yet highly rewarding experience that will allow you to gain a broad overview and understanding of the care provided in all branches of nursing including adult, child and learning disabilities nursing.

Our unique nursing programmes will allow you to observe qualified nurses in a range of clinical environments as you rotate across a range of departments. Based in a range of government hospitals and as a part of community outreach campaigns, you will witness a wide range of different illnesses and be able to further your skillset and gain hands-on experience with basic health checks, wound care, checking blood pressures and more.

We host hundreds of university students on their nursing elective placements each and every year. Over the last few years we have built up strong relationships with many universities around the United Kingdom and abroad, with many now actively recommending us to their students. We are able to complete any paperwork required from your university and can ensure that your course requirements are met in terms of minimum hours, placement setting and more.

Our structured and safe nursing elective placements are ideal for first time and / or solo travellers as well as students looking to travel as a group. Taking your elective placement overseas with The Mighty Roar is the perfect way to meet like-minded people and allows you to explore a new and exciting country as a group.

  • Gain in-depth insight into global nursing practices overseas
  • Witness first hand the major differences in the fundamentals of nursing
  • Shadow qualified nurses in a range of departments abroad
  • 24/7 in-country & UK support
  • Comprehensive pre-departure support and assistance with all aspects of your trip
  • Pre-departure buddy lists and a dedicated Facebook group to talk with other volunteers
  • Are you a qualified nurse? Please click here for suitable programmes.
From £190

Sri Lanka Medical Experience

Gain invaluable experience assisting in a busy hospital in Sri Lanka, where you will get up close clinical exposure. This unique experience will open your eyes to the world of medicine in Sri Lanka and offers you the chance to gain vital international work experience. You will get hands on training, supervised by experienced medical experts and will be fully involved in the day-to-day activities.

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From £170

Tanzania Medical Experience

Tanzania has some of the lowest coverage rates of health personnel in the world. With widespread poverty and substantial health challenges, this is your chance to gain first-hand experience and insight into the health care system in a developing country. You will be able to observe and assist local staff at a busy government hospital in a range of departments, while exploring everything this amazing country has to offer.

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From £180

Ghana Medical Experience

This is your chance to gain valuable first-hand experience of the healthcare system in Ghana. You will get a real insight into the difficulties faced and meet some of the amazing people trying to help make a difference to the lives of the local community. During your time on the placement, you will get to shadow and assist the professional medical staff where you will get an unparalleled experience.

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From £150

India Medical Experience

Gain vital medical experience abroad with our diverse Indian medical programme. This is your fantastic opportunity to gain first-hand exposure and an in-depth insight into the health care system in India, while also providing an extra pair of hands to help assist. From observing and following the local staff, you will gain valuable knowledge and an understanding of the problems faced in Jaipur, as well as the best procedures and processes to handle them.

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From £330

South Africa Medical Experience

Want to do something amazing on your next trip abroad? Gain valuable experience assisting in a hospital in South Africa, where you will be able to work with adults and children in the community. Volunteering in facilities for poorer people who cannot afford private medical care is hugely rewarding work, appreciated by both clinic staff and all of the patients.

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From £770

Namibia Lifeline Clinic

Provide an essential pair of hands at the Lifeline Clinic in Epukrio, where you will contribute to the medical welfare of the San Busman community as well as gaining first-hand experience of healthcare in a developing country. The Lifeline Clinic provides free primary health care services to more than 3,500 patients every year and is quite literally the lifeline for thousands of people within the local area.

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From £370

Vietnam Medical Experience

Volunteer in the leading hospital in Hanoi, the Vietnam National Children's Hospital. With over 3,000 patients passing through the hospital every day, this is the perfect opportunity for you to be exposed to a wide variety of illnesses and is the perfect setting to gain vital first-hand experience of the healthcare system in a developing country.

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