Top 10 Criteria

  1. Personal security in the location can be reasonably assured
  2. Political stability of the country
  3. Safe housing can be arranged prior to departure
  4. Easy access to clean food and safe drinking water
  5. Live within walking distance of the facility or transportation will be available
  6. Telephone and/or Internet access is available
  7. Identify a local mentor and communicate with him or her prior to arrival
  8. Work alongside local health care workers or physicians and have some amount of supervision during the experience
  9. You will not be expected to care for patients on your own or to take the place of local health care workers
  10. Communicate with the health care workers in the same language or can make arrangements for an interpreter

Potential Elective Sites (PDF)

Travel to Countries with Travel Warnings