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Physiotherapy Electives in Morocco

  • Placement location: Rabat
  • Role: To gain experience from local staff and add to your previous physiotherapy training
  • Requirements: You must be a student studying physiotherapy and you must speak intermediate French or Arabic. If you are not an elective student, please go to our standard Physiotherapy in Morocco project page
  • Types of Placement: Day care centres for children and young adults with disabilities
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Length of placement: From 2 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

Physiotherapy Student Electives in Morocco with Projects Abroad

Our Physical therapy Elective placements are within day-care centres for children and young adults with various learning and physical disabilities. You will work alongside qualified staff, using your creativity in an environment with fewer resources than you will be used to.

You must be a student studying physiotherapy to do an Elective placement. Projects Abroad will work with you and your university to make sure your placement will meet the objectives of your elective requirements. Our in-country staff will help you through the pre-departure process and be on hand to help with any specific paperwork needed.

Morocco PT Electives

When you are in Morocco, you will be allocated a supervisor who will be a qualified member of staff. They will discuss specific cases with you and answer your questions. They will be eager for you to have a fulfilling time at the placement.

Physical therapy students can work in a day-care centre for children aged from 3 – 12 years old. They have varying degrees of disabilities and special needs. The school carries out a lot of therapies and has its own small animal unit and gardens. The children thrive here and you will be able to help make a difference to the quality of their lives.

To take your Physical therapy Elective in Morocco, you must be able to speak a good level of French or Arabic. Please note that this project is not available from mid-June to mid-September.

While you are in Morocco, you will live with one of our host families. Here you can experience the warm hospitality of the Moroccan people, while brushing up on your French or Arabic language speaking skills. You will also become part of our vibrant Projects Abroad volunteer community.

Physiotherapy Student Electives in Morocco are available for shorter periods than 4 weeks. While you will be able to gain valuable medical experience on a short-term trip, we recommend staying for a longer period to allow yourself more time to get to know the local medical system, see more of a variety of conditions and procedures, and develop stronger relationships with local medical staff.

Volunteers seeking a different cultural experience have the option of participating on a more unique project for one week at the end of their project. For more information, please visit the Nomad Project in Morocco page. Our Combinations Page explains how you can combine not only projects, but also destinations.

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