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Our medical and professional study tours explore each destination through the prism of a particular occupation in the company of like-minded professionals. Meet with your local counterparts on professional visits ranging from prestigious institutions to NGOs to practitioners in rural communities, highlighting all aspects of your discipline in your chosen destination. This is balanced by a full cultural programme so that you come away with an excellent insight into the country you are visiting.

Picture from the Palliative Care in North India - FEW PLACES LEFT tour.

India is a land like no other in the richness and diversity of its people, its culture and its history. It is home to one of the world’s oldest religions and some of its most beautiful man made structures, spectacular landscapes and wildlife and a vibrant and colourful society clinging to ancient traditions whilst embracing the modern world.

This tour starts in Delhi, a city where Mughal and colonial history rub shoulders alongside a vibrant contemporary culture. Continue to the pink city of Jaipur, onto Agra, dominated by the majestic Taj Mahal, to colonial Lucknow and the great spiritual centre of Varanasi, where life and death meet. The tour finishes in the Bengali capital of Kolkata, rich in literature and culture and the first capital of the British Raj. The rich cultural programme is balanced by a wide ranging professional itinerary of visits, talks and meetings with your professional counterparts in rural and urban India.

Picture from the Optometry in Peru  - TOUR FULL tour.

Peru is a country as varied in culture as in its natural landscapes. From its tropical rainforest and indigenous tribes, to the towering Andes with rural villages where life has changed very little over the last four centuries, to the coast  dotted with Inca ruins, Peru is a country with so much to offer. This tour takes you on a journey from Lima its modern capital, to Cuzco and the lost city of Machu Picchu, the home of the Incas, where you can see how both the Inca and Spanish empires influenced the country. Continue through the Andes to Lake Titicaca, where communities are still living deeply traditional lifestyles.  The tour will be punctuated with professional visits giving you insight into optometry and eye care throughout the country.

Picture from the RSM Surgery Section Spring Overseas Meeting tour.

Join the RSM Surgery Section Spring Overseas meeting in China which is being run in conjunction with Cardiff University. The meeting will coincide with the International Gastric Cancer Association meeting and China- UK Cancer Conference, both in Beijing. As well as an academic meeting in Yantai.

Picture from the Travelling Surgical Society Tour to Ghent tour.

Ghent is a city whose vibrant contemporary life plays out against the backdrop of a long history and culture. Its location allowed Ghent to become a rich and powerful port and university city in the late Middle Ages. Its rich past has been preserved in the stunning medieval buildings that make up its centre. Ghent is the perfect place to explore the history and culture of Flanders, as well as enjoying its famous beer and fine Belgian cuisine.

Picture from the Veterinary Medicine in Sth Africa - ONE ROOM LEFT tour.

South Africa is a spectacularly beautiful country. With its fine wines and superb food, magnificent scenery and distinctive local culture, it has much to offer the visitor. Travel through South Africa from its capital Pretoria to safari country and onto Cape Town. There will be a range of professional visits encapsulating the different types of veterinarians South Africa requires, as well as learning about the country's culture and history.