To help you stay safe and get the most out of your international experience, we have collated here a number of resources. They include some health information on the country to which you are going and links to the DFAT Travel Advisory.

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A guide to working abroad for Australian Medical Students and Junior Doctors

These MJA guides provide information on everything that travelling students or junior doctors need to make their placement a success.

Learning more about the country you are going to

Learning a little about conditions you may see for the first time on your international experience

Staying safe

  • DFAT’s Smartraveller site
    This link takes you to DFAT’s up to date advice on staying safe overseas.
  • Travel smart tips
    This link takes you to a booklet provided by DFAT providing tips on travelling safely. It also provides a list of the Australian Embassies and Consulates overseas.
  • Travel health
    This Department of health and Ageing website provides advice on travel health.

Learn a little of the language

Going to your international experience with a few words of the language will add to your experience and the interaction you will have with your patients and hosts. Here are some links to places where you can learn a little of the language before you go.

  • The University of Sydney Continuing Education Centre offers classes in a huge range of languages, including French, German, Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese.

In addition, you can find language classes via these organisations:

Ethics and professionalism whilst overseas