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AFRICA EVANGELICAL FELLOWSHIP offers opportunities to medical students in Angola, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Burkina Faso study tour organized by AMSA offers a program in clinical tropical medicine with a focus on maternal child health for medical and public health students.

Albert Schwietzer fellowship sponsers students for a three month elective at a rural hospital in Gabon. French language proficiency required.

Child Family Health International offers rotations in Cape Town and Durban for all levels of medical students, nursing students, and other health science students.

University of the Witwatersrand offers a wide variety of clinical electives in Johannesburg.

Swaziland elective Organized through the Jefferson Department of Family Medicine, offers a community medicine elective for clinical students. Swaziland is an English speaking country.

Mvumi Hospital offers clinical electives in central Tanzania.



Child Family Health International offers both an integrated alternative medicine rotation and a rural medicine rotation in the Himalayas.

Christian Medical College in Vellore, India

Wilderness travel and local medical care in Nepal organized by AMSA.

Himalayan Health Exchange organizes international health camps in the Indian, Nepal and Tibetan borderlands in the Himalayas for medical, dental, public health, nursing, and pharmacy students interested in international health.


University of Queensland offers clinical electives in Australia.



Belize rural elective offers clinical students the opportunity to work with rural Maya Indians in the rainforests of southern Peru. Organized by the Department of Family and Community Medicine of the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Child Family Health International offers rotations in La Paz and the small town of Tarija for all levels of medical students and health science students. Spanish language classes included.

Medicc ( offers electives for first, third, and fourth year students including Spanish for Health Professionals. Some Spanish required.

Child Family Health International offers a variety of clinical electives for 1st, 3rd, and 4th years as well as pre-med and health science students. This program also includes Spanish classes. Cinterandes offers clinical rotations on a mobile surgical unit and a rural medical outreach program in rural Ecuador.

Child Family Health International offers a variety of clinical electives for 1st, 3rd and 4th years as well as pre-med and health science students. This program also includes Spanish classes.


Boston University Aremenia elective Armenian or Russian fluency required.

King’s College offers a wide range of electives to foreign medical students



Medical Electives in Developing Countries lists electives offered in Africa, Asia, India, the Pacific Islands, and South America

AMSA International Opportunities for Medical Students

lists electives offered in 55 countries around the world.

AMSA’s International Health Action Group

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals

Mt. Sanai’s International Studies Program lists electives offered in 60 countries across the globe.

Operation Smile offers opportunities for fourth year students to go on medical missions doing reconstructive facial surgery around the world.

Queens Students for International Health

Robert Wood Johnson international electives

Tulane international electives in Belize, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, Israel, Jamaica, Nigeria, South Africa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands



American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association

International Health and Travel Medicine

Oregon Health Sciences University International Medicine Resources

University of Pennsylvania Office of International Medical Programs

International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA)— international

International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA— USA)

International Health Medical Education Consortium (IHMEC)

Kigezi International Medical School International Health Links

Student National Medical Association International Health



Medical Spanish offers spanish immersion training for medical students in Mexico.

SALUD by AMSA offers Spanish immersion and medically related experiences in Ecuador and Belize.

Spanish Language Schools in Latin America is a directory of Spanish immersion programs, most with opportunities to volunteer in local medical and health related organizations.

Amerispan offers language immersion in Spanish and Portuguese.

Lingua Service offers language immersion in French, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Italian, and Greek.

Study Abroad Languages has an extensive listing of language programs

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