Links on international work and study
Below are links to resource materials that may be useful to those interested in international work and study. If you are aware of any other links you think may be useful to include, please send the information to Rachel Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org
- NGOs and other organisations
- Disability issues
- Working internationally
- International Council on Nurse Migration
- Migration and human resources
- Country specific information
Handicap International maintains a database of physical therapists prepared to join emergency response teams and recruits physical therapists for development projects. Access further information on the HI opportunities for physical therapists required in disaster and development.
HIFA2015 is a new global email discussion group with an ambitious but achievable goal: 'By 2015, every person worldwide will have access to an informed healthcare provider'.
The group will provide a neutral discussion space for all those with an interest in the creation, exchange and use of relevant, practical healthcare information for family carers, primary health workers, and district-level healthcare providers in developing and transitional countries. It will complement the existing CHILD2015 group (www.dgroups.org/groups/child2015), which focuses on the information and learning needs of those responsible for the healthcare of children.
HIFA2015 is open to anyone with an interest in improving healthcare in developing countries and membership is free.
Join today: send an email to HIFA2015email@example.com with your name, organisation, and a brief description of your professional interests.
To post a message to the group, email HIFA2015@dgroups.org
Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) offers a range of opportunities in a variety of health care fields with sites in over 25 different resource poor countries, from their new physical therapy training program in St. Lucia to pediatrics in Malawi. Whether you are currently practicing or retired, there are a number of programs to choose from and there is something for everyone.
The HVO newsletter Volunteer Connection provides useful articles and advice to volunteers.
It's not necessary for a physical therapist to have been trained in, or be a citizen of the USA or Canada to volunteer with HVO; however they must be living and currently working in one of these countries. This is simply to ensure the recruitment and pre-assignment briefing period goes as smoothly as possible.
Jon Baines tours organise health care study tours all over the world. These tours offer participants a real insight into their profession in dfferent destinations and the opportunity to exchange knowledge with professional counterparts.
The International Institute for Education (IIE), an independent non-profit organisation founded in 1919, is a world leader in the exchange of people and ideas. IIE administers over 200 programs serving more than 20,000 individuals each year.
The Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) provides fellowships for established scholars whose lives and work are threatened in their home countries. These fellowships permit professors, researchers and other senior academics to find temporary refuge at universities and colleges anywhere in the world, enabling them to pursue their academic work and to continue to share their knowledge with students, colleagues, and the community at large. When conditions improve, these scholars will return home to help rebuild universities and societies ravaged by fear, conflict and repression. During the fellowship, conditions in a scholars home country may improve, permitting safe return post-fellowship; if safe return is not possible, the scholar may use the fellowship period to identify a longer-term opportunity.
Projects Abroad PRO is an initiative of the volunteer organization Projects Abroad for graduates, professionals and retired people to encourage them to participate in volunteering in a developing country. They can use their knowledge and skills in projects specially designed for professionals. The volunteer projects are available worldwide. We are looking for people with a specific skill or qualification, who want to offer a helping hand by using their knowlegde in one of these developing countries.
The volunteer projects are divided into the following projects categories:
Human rights, nature & environment, culture & media, social work, education, medical work, business development and engineering.
Through Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) your skills could help communities in the world’s poorest countries.
Each year, hundreds of people complete rewarding placements as VSO volunteers in more than 40 countries. Volunteers say they return to their own country equipped with invaluable professional experience, a wealth of memories, and a whole new perspective on life.
- Visit the disability page of this site for information and links on disability resources
- Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) - working internationally
- International Council on Nurse Migration (ICNM) The ICNM is a collaborative project launched by the International Council of Nurses and the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools.Established in 2005, ICNM works to address gaps in policy, research and information with regard to the migrant nurse workforce and serves as an international resource for the development, promotion and dissemination of documentation on nurse migration.
ICNM eNews is an electronic publication dedicated to keeping policy makers, planners and practitioners informed of national, regional and global developments in the area of health worker migration, particularly nurse migration. ICNM eNews is published twice a year and features information about key trends, current issues, research, new publications, upcoming events and links to useful resources in the field.
- Visit the human resources page of this site for details of projects WCPT is involved with and other useful organisations
- American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
- Working in the USA (only accessible by CSP members)