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Making memories and new friends from all over the world is always fun. That’s why all our Gap Medics houses are lively, vibrant places guaranteed to make you feel right at home. From watching movies to having a chat, our communal social areas create the perfect environment for putting your feet up.
Come Sunday night, you better be ready for fresh faces and delicious food! To say ‘hi!’ to the arriving students, every house hosts a welcoming bash. Just a warning though, these parties involve great music so be prepared to get your two-step on.
If you like your downtime, our properties are spacious too. It’s always easy to find a quiet corner to study after a big day at the hospital or exploring town.
It’s always nice to feel supported and happy when you're away from home. While on your medical shadowing program you’ll have a team of expertly trained, dedicated and friendly staff members available 24 hours a day to help you feel comfortable.
Each house has a Program Manager who works alongside an experienced team of catering, housekeeping and program staff. Overnight, all our houses have a female night supervisor on duty, should you need any help after hours.
Looking after you isn't their only talent though; our staff members are also pretty handy in organizing a variety of fun on-site activities and providing additional help if you have any issues or questions on… well, everything!
After an eventful day at the hospital, it’s always nice to spend some time outside in the fresh air. Well, good news. All this and more is entirely possible when you come on program with us!
All our houses have cheerful gardens featuring native greenery and plenty of room for you to play around with your fellow housemates. Whether you like reading amongst the palm trees or soaking in the sun on the deck (responsibly of course!), our houses provide the perfect environment for you to unwind.
If you like staying active, we regularly run sports afternoons to encourage you to get your body moving. From soccer to volleyball, you’ll have a blast playing with your fellow housemates. To sweeten the deal, some of our properties even have refreshing swimming pools and fire pits.
Food, glorious food! During your stay, our talented in-house chefs will prepare a variety of local and traditional meals guaranteed to make your taste buds sing. Delicious, nutritious and infused with mouth-watering flavor, our chefs use local and seasonal ingredients in their cooking that will leave you wanting more. They can also cook up a pretty mean barbecue with food so tasty you’ll be dreaming about it long after you’ve returned home.
If you have any specific dietary requirements, our chefs will do their best to meet them. We also actively work to minimize environmentally damaging waste so anything that’s biodegradable is turned to compost.
All our kitchens are social places too, so if you’re looking to have a bit of a laugh and a chat, follow your nose!
Our number one priority is that you are safe and secure during your time with us. To help put your mind at ease, all of our properties are run exclusively by us and are located in small, friendly towns and cities.
Security guards are on duty 24 hours a day at the gates of majority of our houses (all our under 18’s properties) to make you feel comfortable. Where appropriate, our houses have walled gardens, to make sure you have privacy at all times. We also have a strict access rule that only allows students and Gap Medics staff inside the property. You'll be required to wear a Gap Medics identity wristband at all times.
We are in constant contact with all our staff teams overseas, and our Program Managers will regularly update us on what you’re up to while on your medical shadowing internship. If parents want to get in touch with us, we have an emergency contact number that is monitored around-the-clock.
Our houses feature comfortable and restful dorm-style bedrooms providing you with everything you need for a good night’s sleep. Our bedrooms are single-sex and feature bunk beds, mosquito nets (when required), accessible showers and western toilets. You'll also have access to a padlock-lockable security box.
Each Gap Medics house has a full-time housekeeper to ensure you come home to a clean and tidy house (not that we're saying that a house full of students wouldn’t be!) You'll also get the opportunity to make close friends and bond with your fellow housemates, as you'll usually be sharing a room with up to four other students.