Do you long to to make a lasting difference to the world but worry about the fees some places charge medical volunteers?

We have many affordable special programs where your help can save and change lives, and your time spent with disadvantaged people will change your life forever.

  • Experience the emotion of helping people recover their good health and better lives.
  • Choose between lots of projects in disadvantaged countries across the world.
  • Travel with a purpose by leaving a lasting legacy - your work will have a positive influence for generations to come.
  • Low cost programs with no hidden fees - communities benefit directly.
  • Get practical experience of a range of medical duties - and build your resume the right way.
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Medical Student Volunteer Abroad Opportunities

 Medical Student Volunteer Abroad Opportunities Are you a medical student? Interested in working in the medical field in the future? Would you like to find Medical volunteer work abroad?

Global crossroads can help you find a once in a life time volunteer placement.

Our Medical student volunteer abroad opportunities offer low cost, affordable placements in parts of the world that need assistance the most. From India to Argentina, Global crossroads have searched the globe to find some of the most unique, meaningful and high impact Medical volunteer abroad opportunities out there.

Global crossroad support medical volunteers throughout their placement which allows them to focus on their work rather than logistics, accommodation and so on.

Globalcrossroad Top Affordable Medical Student Volunteer Abroad Opportunities

For Medical students wanting to volunteer abroad Globalcrossroad has some great opportunities for you. We have found Medical volunteer opportunities abroad in Southeast Asia, Central and South America, Africa and India.

If you know where you want to go then contact us for more information, otherwise check out top affordable Medical student volunteer abroad opportunities!

Healthcare project in South Africa

A uniquely rewarding experience in one of Africa’s most beautiful cities. For the Medical students volunteering abroad in Cape Town their role will be primarily assisting with HIV/AIDs awareness, taking blood pressure, temperature and shadowing local doctors.

You will get to visit a range of government funded clinics aimed at the under privileged. This is a great opportunity to interact with Cape Towns local people while helping raise awareness of a global problem. 

Healthcare and Medical Volunteer Project in Cambodia

Medical students volunteering abroad in Cambodia have a chance to help some of the poorest people in Southeast Asia.

Cambodia has had a troubled past but are now trying to improve themselves and their country.

This Medical student volunteer abroad opportunity will allow you to choose what field to work in. From malaria prevention, health issues in factories, hygiene education or even support of the Woman’s Pregnancy Association.

While volunteering here you also have a chance to see the one of the world’s seven wonders – Angkor Wat.

Volunteer in a Medical/Healthcare Project in India

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With it's billions of people India is always in need of people wishing to do Medical volunteer work abroad.

Opportunities in the medical field here include shadowing doctors in clinics, distributing medicine, offering advice to patients regarding health, nutrition and hygiene, treatment of minor injuries and taking patients vitals.

Medical students volunteering abroad in India must have some sort of experience in the medical field.

Health/Medical Volunteering In Uganda

Medical volunteer work abroad in Uganda is one of many interesting opportunities in the beautiful African country.

The role of the volunteer at this placement may vary from day to day but there are lots of interesting programs to assist with. From consultations, health education, injections and immunizations, family planning and even deliveries. There is lots to learn on the health program in Uganda.

Healthcare and Medical Project in Thailand (Surin)

Where better for a Medical student to volunteer abroad than amazing Thailand.

In the land of smiles you will be greeted as a member of the community and guaranteed to make local friends.

As a medical volunteer you will need some experience in the medical field before arriving as activities include providing basic care, helping patients with physical therapy and rehabilitation, first aid, immunisations and even stitching and dressing wounds.

Medical students volunteering abroad work 4 days a week and so have time to explore Thailand of the long weekends.

Jessica Mills

It was all worth it. I treasured the intimate moments travelling and experiencing together

Jessica Mills


Roberta Quis

I was not ready to leave when my two months were up. It was an unforgettable experience.

Roberta Quis

- Australia

Kenneth Janes

This was an amazing trip. I was immersed in new experiences, cultures, languages and people.

Kenneth Janes

- Canada

Lindsay Scott

This experience was both exceptional and valuable. Project was extremely enlightening.

Lindsay Scott

- Germany

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Healthcare Project in Argentina

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As Medical volunteer opportunities abroad go this is an interesting one. Volunteering in Argentina gives you the perfect opportunity to gain experience in the health field, engage in cultural exchanges, practice Spanish and explore Argentina.

The Medical student volunteer abroad

Program here will help you gain experience in your field  and  enhance your career and professional development.

Volunteer at a Medical Clinic In Costa Rica (Puntarenas, Guanacaste)

The Medical student volunteering abroad will intern in a local clinic and EMT service in Costa Rica, shadowing experienced doctors.  

Medical volunteering abroad in Costa Rica requires volunteers to be at least 18 years old and be certified in both CPR and first aid. It is also useful to know some Spanish can this volunteer placement can be combined with a Spanish course for beginners.

Medical Volunteering in Peru

Medical students volunteering abroad in Peru will have a chance to combine professional development, experience in a local clinic with visiting the amazing Machu Picchu.

Globalcrossroad partners with a mobile hospital in Peru to provide medical attention to those who are incapable of travelling to Cusco, so is a great way of seeing the country while volunteering.

Medical Volunteer in Ghana

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As well as HIV/AIDS awareness, Ghana is also focusing on improving the health of women and children.

As a medical student volunteering abroad you have the chance to assist in improving health and awareness throughout Ghana, making a real impact on the health knowledge of the country.

Regardless of the part of the world you wish to volunteer in Globalcrossroad has medical volunteer opportunities abroad to suit you.

We offer affordable, meaningful programs around the world and are helping improve the health of the world, one volunteer at a time.

If you are considering a career in medicine then taking a medical student volunteer abroad placement will allow you to improve your knowledge, gain work experience and see the world at the same time.

Benefits of Medical students volunteering abroad

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Medical student volunteer abroad programs are incredibly beneficial and sometimes life changing to everybody involved.

The most obvious benefit is to the community or healthcare centre involved. Often the communities Global crossroad works with don't have access to doctors or hospitals so Medical students volunteering abroad gives them a chance to check their health, ask questions or be seen by somebody who can help. Other times hospitals are understaffed and an extra pair of hands from a medical student volunteering abroad can be incredibly useful. 

The benefits of medical volunteer abroad opportunities are not just for the communities but also for the volunteer themselves. Not only is choosing a medical volunteering abroad rewarding for the volunteer but they also stand to gain work experience in a hospital or clinic, learn new skills by shadowing doctors, and even learn a new language.

It is also a great chance for the medical volunteer to see the world and the healthcare system of another country.  Medical students volunteering abroad often re-visit their placement in later years, make good friends while helping out abroad and have the chance to make a positive impact on where they choose to volunteer.