Overseas Electives



Can friends and family join us on Activities?

Family and friends are more than welcome to enjoy all the opportunities available to you on the elective. Fees for such services are calculated on an individual basis and depends on whether or not they require Medics Away to provide accommodation and/or discovery trips. Please have any friends or family fill out a Booking Form, specifying ‘Activity Break’ and the name elective student they want to join.

Can I do extra activities and excursions?

Yes. Please refer to the electives for more details of all excursion.

What is the difference between ‘Full’ & ‘Barebone’ elective?

A Full elective includes the usual aspects of the elective service (i.e. Accommodation, Hospital Rotation, Representation, etc.), but also includes Discovery Trips and occassionally language classes (i.e. the Peru elective) or transportation (i.e. the Bali elective).

A Barebone elective only includes the basic aspects of the elective (i.e. Accommodation, Hospital Rotation, Representation, etc.) ONLY. Barebone electives are designed for those students wanting a more economical elective or want to be independent of group activities. Students can still sign up for trips when on the elective, but we would prefer you simply chose the Full elective in the first place so that we can prepare our suppliers in advance. Medics Away recommends students participate in the Full elective as most trips students would always want to do anyway, they’re fun, with lots of other students and don’t really want to be missed.

Please be aware, the Bali Barebone elective does NOT include hospital transportation. Students who choose the Barebone option should either add transportation to their Itinerary at £50GBP for every two week period (i.e. sign up for a Barebone elective with Transportation) or inform Medics Away how they intend to transfer back and forth to the hospital on a daily basis (moped, bike, etc.) Medics Away strongly advises students to use the elective transport for safety and convenience.

Will I be charged for extra Activities?

You will be charged for any activities beyond that which is included on your itinerary. Most students find the Full elective sufficient and don’t require any further activities. For those wishing to participate in Non Itinerary activities (i.e. SCUBA diving, etc.), the cost will be itemised and added to your final invoice. Please refer to the Itineraries sections for each elective to see what is and is not included in each elective option.