Your Travel Questions Answered...
Are meals included?
Where will I stay?
Our accommodation features comfortable and restful dorm-style bedrooms providing you with everything you need for a good night’s sleep. Our bedrooms are single-sex and feature mosquito nets (when required), showers and western toilets. As all Medical Projects accommodation is residential, it means you'll be staying with your fellow students and Medical Projects staff during your stay. This is a great way to immerse yourself in the world of medicine with your fellow students on the project.
Yes. We provide breakfast and dinner each day (Sunday – Saturday). The meals are usually local cuisine with the odd “international delicacy” on a Friday evening. Students are advised to bring some money to purchase lunch which can be picked up at nearby/onsite cafes each day.
I have a food allergy, can I still join?
Of course you can! Just let us know when you are completing your application and we will make special arrangements for your meals.
Is the local water safe to drink?
We supply plenty of bottled water at Project Kilimanjaro so there is no need to risk drinking the local water. The water at Project Transylvania and Project London is safe to drink and bottled water is also available.
Arrivals and Departures
WHERE should I arrive?
- Project London: London Heathrow Airport (LHR) / London Kings Cross (KGX)
- Project Transylvania: Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP)
- Project Kilimanjaro: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Students must book flights or trains that land and depart within the designated flight window:
WHEN should I arrive?
- Project London: 11am Sunday - 6.30pm Sunday
- Project Kilimanjaro: 12:30am Sunday - 9pm Sunday
- Project Transylvania: 11am Sunday – 5pm Sunday
WHEN should I depart?
- Project London: Anytime after 12pm Saturday
- Project Kilimanjaro: Anytime on Saturday
- Project Transylvania: Anytime after 3:30pm Saturday
We recommend checking a website called SkyScanner when booking flights, there can be some good deals on. We have included a flight checking app below for your convenience. We would ask you not to book your flight until your placement is confirmed.
We recommend checking a website called Trainline when booking trains. The site compares the prices of numerous train companies to give you the best deal.
Will I need a visa?
Visas should be applied for as soon as possible.The need for a visa depends on your nationality. EU citizens will not need a visa for Project Transylvania or Project London. Non-EU students please get in touch with your student advisor or local embassy.
It is your responsibility to ensure your visa is completed correctly and returned to you in time for your trip.
Finding the correct insurance for your trip is very important. Whether or not you will need medical insurance will depend on the placement you choose, and where your passport was issued. Once you have applied, your student adviser will be able to inform you if you need insurance.
Normal travel insurance will not necessarily cover you for your work experience within a hospital.
We recommend using a company called Wesleyan.
- Website: http://www.wesleyan.co.uk Telephone: 0800 197 4490
We recommend calling the team to ensure you receive the correct insurance package. You may source your own insurance as long as it covers your time within the hospital. If you are medically covered, you may still want to insure your belongings when you travel.
Do I Need Vaccinations?
Students are advised to speak to their GP about the appropriate vaccinations before travelling. They will have your complete medical history and will be able to advise the most appropriate vaccinations.
Medical Projects Uniform
We post out a Medical Projects T-shirt to all students 3-4 weeks after the placement is confirmed. Students are asked to wear their Medical Projects T-shirts when they arrive at their designated airport. This is to help us identify you on arrival and it also helps you meet other students at connecting airports.
Whilst on placement you will be required to dress in suitable clothing.
- Males: smart trousers and a long sleeved shirt
- Females: dress/skirt/trousers that fall below the knee and a smart top.
- Medical Projects scrubs and goggles.