Studying Medicine at Uni? 

We have great options for you to serve God on your Medical Elective!

Your placement will come under our Stride programme. Stride is designed for committed Christians who feel drawn to put their faith into practice in a Latin American culture. 

Dates: From Jan 2021

Duration:  6-8 weeks

Application Deadline: 30 April 2021

Where can I go?

For Medical Electives during academic year 2020/21:

Ami San Lucas - Guatemala

Image of Strider on medical elective, doing a medical survey in a village


You'll be placed with a Latin American host family, which is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture. Latin Americans are very hospitable so you'll most likely become a real part of the family!

You will have everything you need, but expect fairly basic and cosy accommodation as placements are often in areas/communities of need.

How much does it cost?

All placements are self-funded. The total cost of your placement will depend on a number of factors (where you're going/ how long for) but below is an overview of how costs are calculated:

Paid to
Launch cost  Latin Link Application process, DBS, health checks and advice, residential Orientation, debriefing, fundraising support  £1100
Monthly contribution  Latin Link Insurance, mentoring, supervision, placement set-up, team days and conference

£200/ month 

(£350 for 2 months)

Flights Travel agent Flexible return flight ~£700
Living costs In country Food, accommodation, transport, communication etc.


(~£1000 for 2 months)

What support will I receive?

You will be fully supported by Latin Link before, during and after your placement. We would also stress the importance of your church (or churches, home and uni!) being involved in your application and being available to offer prayer and pastoral support.

Latin Link Orientation

You are required to attend a compulsory Orientation weekend. 
This will take place at from 12th - 14th June 2020, and is held just outside Reading. 
It's residential and the cost is included in your Launch Costs.

During your placement

You'll receive a local Orientation when you arrive to the country of your placement. You'll be supervised by our Short-Term Coordinator, who will set up and Risk Assess your placement, and you'll be assigned a Mentor for the duration of your time in Latin America


You'll also be invited to our annual Debrief Conference, held in November in Swindon.
This is a residential weekend that's included in your Launch Costs.

How to apply

To apply for a Medical Elective you need to complete a Stride Application form AND a Supplementary Information form.
Click on the links below to download the forms. Complete them, save them to your computer and email them as  attachments to [email protected]

 Stride Application Form    Supplementary Information

Any questions?

If you have any more questions then why not visit our Student Placement FAQs or contact us on [email protected]?

Terms and conditions

Feel free to contact us for more information on our terms and conditions, or click here to read our full booking conditions