Volunteer Placement Costs

Medical Journeys will lead you through your entire volunteer experience, from recommending flights to meeting you at the airport in-country, bringing you to your healthcare placement, arranging housing, introducing you to your new colleagues, and ensuring that you are properly briefed on all aspects of your stay in Africa.

We will lead you through each step to ensure everything goes smoothly.


Pre-Medical School

$2590 for 2 weeks plus $700 each additional week

Medical School Rotation*

$2990 for 2 weeks plus $900 each additional week

Licensed or retired physicians, nurses

$1600 for 2 weeks plus $600 each additional week

* There is an additional charge for volunteers interested in customized and supervised scholarly projects that can lead to scientific presentations and publications or other career-building opportunities. The cost for this type of placement is:

  • $3500 for 2 weeks plus $1400 each additional week

There is a two-week minimum stay for all volunteers.

Prices Include:

  • Unique & personalized medical placements

  • Safe and secure accommodation

  • All meals

  • Airport pick-up and drop off

  • Transportation to work hospitals & clinics

  • 24-hour support from in-country and US staff

  • Personalized predeparture support by phone and email


Upon acceptance into the Medical Journey’s program, a deposit of $450 will be due. This deposit is applied toward the cost of your placement.

Scholarships may be available to volunteers with skills in particular demand.

Any portion of your fees that remain after your costs are covered will go to support the important work of Imaging the World in Africa.