Dates & Costs | Global Medical Projects

Dates & Costs

Start Dates

Placements are available throughout the year. Ideally, aim to arrive to start your project on a Monday morning, so look to arrive on a weekend.  For projects in Ghana and Mexico, please aim to arrive for a Friday induction.

End Dates

Your last full day at the project will usually be a Friday so aim to depart on a Saturday or Sunday. Please note that accommodation can be made available a few days before or after the project but a small charge may be made for this.


The costs below are shown in sterling. Click on the links below for costs in other currencies

Cost in £

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Cost in Euros

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Cost in US $

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Cost in Auz $

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Optional Extras:

Cost in £

 Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage projectHuichol project
India£150£595£100 (per wk)£200n/a
Tanzania£200£795£100 (per wk)£200n/a
Mexico£250£995£100 (per wk)£200£495

Cost in Euros

 Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage projectHuichol project
India200€800€135€ (per wk)240€n/a
Tanzania240€900€135€ (per wk)240€n/a
Mexico300€1,195€135€ (per wk)240€595€

Cost in US $

 Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage projectHuichol project
India$240$995$160 (per wk)$240n/a
Tanzania$240$995$160 (per wk)$240n/a
Mexico$360$1,445$160 (per wk)$240$595

Cost in Auz $

 Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage projectHuichol project
Au$200 (per wk)Au$360
Au$200 (per wk)Au$360
MexicoAu$450Au$1,790Au$200 (per wk)Au$360

Joining Us & Deposit

You can join us online here with a deposit of only £195. This is not an additional fee and is taken off the costs shown above. The final balance is due a month before you travel (or three months if paying by card). This means that if your project costs £995, you will only have the balance of £800 to pay, once you have paid your deposit.


We’re highly seasonal and our summer projects are very popular. This does mean that we have lots of capacity in our accommodation during our quieter times. Therefore, we offer discounts for those joining us during our quiet periods.

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Our Costs Include:

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Accommodation on your project will be with either local families or in group accommodation. You exact accommodation depends on the number of volunteers and your project.

All accommodation is checked by our overseas staff and host families vetted. If you don’t feel comfortable in your accommodation, do please let us know as soon as possible and our overseas staff will do their best to make you more comfortable.

However, please keep in mind that you will be living in lesser economically developed countries so please don’t expect the same standards as home. Access to running water, electricity and other things that we take for granted WILL be limited but we’ll do our best to make sure you have the best that’s possible.

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Our UK team is on hand to answer any questions that may pop up before you go. Please don’t hesitate to call or email to chat about anything that may be concerning you. You should especially not worry about asking any questions you may consider that we’ll think is stupid. The chances are that we probably asked exactly the same questions before we headed off on our travels!

You will receive pre-departure information that will tell you more about your accommodation and placement. This will arrive about 4 weeks before you depart. We can’t send you this immediately as exactly where you stay depends on the numbers that join us. However, by 4 weeks before you depart we will have a good idea of how many people are joining us and we’ll finalise the details of your accommodation.

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Arriving in a new country for the first time can be quite daunting so our overseas team will be there to meet you with a big sign and even bigger welcome!

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We think that it’s important to give you a thorough introduction to your new home for the next few months therefore, our overseas team will give you an induction and orientation covering everything you need to know from basic customs to where to change money.

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Our overseas team are not just there to meet you at the airport. They’re also not there to molly cuddle you either. Our overseas team is on hand during office hours to do anything they can to help you get the most out of your experience. You will also be given out of office contact details to be used in the event of emergencies, so please rest assured that in the unlikely event that anything goes wrong, our overseas team will be there to help in whatever way they can.

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We have worked carefully to develop links with medical staff at hospitals and clinics in all our partner countries. It takes time for our overseas teams to develop and maintain these links so that we can continue to offer you the best medical experience possible.

We think it’s fair that the hospital should receive something in return for supporting you and Global Medical Projects so part of the project cost includes a donation to your host hospital.

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During your time with us we will make sure that your food is provided. Please note that sometimes this will be provided by your host family and sometimes by your host organisation. Where this is the case it is extremely likely that this food will be local food. Most of the time this will not quite be what we’re used to and can take some time to get used to. Rest assured it will be hygienically prepared and nutritious but it will be difficult for them to prepare foods which you are used to at home.

We’re sure that for most of you, eating the local food is part of the experience. If you don’t like the food, we urge you to try to persevere. Ultimately, if you are just not enjoying the experience we will do our best to make alternative arrangements. Please keep in mind however, that the availability of western foods maybe extremely limited and/or expensive so it may not always be possible to change things that much!

Most people elect to go travelling at weekends, so food isn’t always available at this time, particularly in those locations where we have our own accommodation as we often give the cooks the weekend off.


Not Included:

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We’re not a travel company, and as such we do not arrange flights. However, we can help you to make the necessary arrangements and suggest people to speak to.

Additionally, many people join us as part of a world trip so it’s often easier for you to arrange your travel as part of a round the world ticket.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like help arranging your flights.

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As many people join us as part of a world trip, we do not include insurance as part of the projects. However, we are happy to introduce good companies that can provide you with excellent and affordable cover.

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You will need additional spending money for travel to work, weekend excursions and gifts. Exactly how much to take is a matter of great debate but contact us and we’ll be happy to give you a rough guideline on how much you will need.

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Many of the destinations require you to purchase a visa. We can arrange the visas for you but this will be an additional cost of up to £100.

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Most of our countries will require you to be inoculated against diseases that have been eradicated at home. We can advise on which inoculations you will need but will encourage you to visit your doctor or a local travel clinic where they will discuss the best vaccinations for you.

Some of these vaccinations will incur costs so budget accordingly.

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We’re happy to provide food when you are on a projects with us or staying in our accommodation but when travelling you will need to buy your own food. In most countries good local food is incredibly cheap. Western food is a luxury and is priced accordingly!


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