Elective Africa

About Elective Africa

Elective Africa is a leading organizer of healthcare internships in Africa, gap breaks, and volunteering expeditions to Africa. For over 13 years, we have placed hundreds of students in safe, structured and supervised electives and projects abroad. We work with communities and healthcare institutions in our program destinations to provide program participants with a unique opportunity for clinical rotations for college credit and volunteering trips that meet four key needs:

  • Offer a rare, insightful hands-on experience especially for those in their clinical years;
  • Helping under-served communities;
  • Facilitate cultural exchange and appreciation of host country and community;
  • Provide some time and space for reflection, inspiration and fun!

Our program covers a wide range of areas such as medical electives and volunteering, community development, gap trips, learning trips and expeditions, school trips, safaris and tours, and mountain treks.

Learning trips cover subject areas such as medicine, music and arts, education and teaching, languages, among others.

All our programs ensure an immense amount of hands on experience, meaningful project work, cultural immersion and fun.

What Makes Us Unique?

At the highest level of the organization, we are located in your placement destination hence able to give you a very secure learning experience. Because a significant part of our support and administration staff are located in your destination country, we are able to offer competitive rates with value relative to some similarly structured programs.

Our programs are REAL: Rewarding, Enrinching, Adventuresome and a Learning experience! 

We have established relationships not just with the healthcare institutions we place you in, but also with professionals that we will assign you to. Our mentors are evaluated based on feedback from past participants and we reward each one of them for the suport they provide to our clients.

We have designed the programs with the assistance of local healthcare professionals and with special consideration of each individual’s expectations.

We provide accommodation and daily program transfers and we are highly responsive to your needs while on our program.