Sri Lanka Highlights

  • Go on safaris through the country’s beautiful jungle
  • Explore the peaceful town to enjoy bars, restaurants and street food
  • Help wash elephants in the nearby elephant orphanage
  • Visit ancient temples that is said to hold the Buddha's tooth
  • Paradise beaches and water sports including diving

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Kandy and Beyond

Sri Lanka, an island commonly known as the Teardrop of India, is a land of great beauty and is rich in culture. Our base in Kandy is in a very central location. A number of unique bars, restaurants, and food and craft markets can be found in the town, as can the street food vendors selling spicy local delicacies. If you’re keen to explore you’ll find adventures aplenty. For example you can head over to the nearby elephant orphanage, or go on safari to see leopards, elephants, jaguars and more. Trekking into the hills is fun too; just remember to pack your walking shoes. You can also take a stroll through the lush tea plantations, or head to golden beaches for the water sports, diving, or simply to soak up the sun.

home away from home

When you land at the airport our team will be there to meet you with open arms. You’ll then be taken to the comfort of our private property in the city of Kandy. We have two beautiful houses in the city, which are open and airy, meaning plenty of space to find peace and quiet. The rooftop patio is where we host our famous weekly barbecues (be sure to look out for monkeys sprinting across the rooftops below). While you’re with us our ground teams will be on call to support you for the duration of your elective in Sri Lanka. Our skilled chefs will prepare your breakfast and dinner, taking into account any special dietary requirements you might have. To make sure you feel completely safe, our trained security guards watch over the houses day and night, making Kandy the perfect base for our electives in Sri Lanka.

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ADD-ON: Ayurvedic Experience

Sri Lanka is the only location in our portfolio that offers this one-off experience. In a remote village, accompanied by a guide, you’ll learn the ancient art of Ayurveda or ‘tree medicine’ from a master healer. You’ll live with a welcoming host family for the duration of your stay. During the mornings you’ll work with a traditional Ayurveda healer who has knowledge that has been passed down for generations. You will help diagnose and treat ailments, and learn how to create Ayurvedic medicines from plants and barks found in the jungle. This is the perfect complement for all Sri Lanka electives. In the afternoons you’ll take ox and cart rides, visit Ayurveda spas for full body massages, swim in the nearby lake at sunset, and a whole lot more.

Pilling, Amber

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I enjoyed every minute in the Work the World house & have made friends for life from all over the world.

Amber Pilling, University of Central Lancashire 2015

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Fawcett, Rebecca

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As a hospital in a British colony island, it was clear that the opportunities would be the best; language barriers would not be an issue.

Rebecca Fawcett, University of Birmingham 2015

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Snider, Megan

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One of the best parts about this trip on a social level is all the people you get to meet from all over the world

Megan Snider, Santa Barbara City College 2015

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Patel, Tasha

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We sipped tea amongst endless plantations, got amazing views from Little Adam’s Peak in Ella, snorkelled and enjoyed the sunshine in Trincomalee

Tasha Patel, University of Newcastle 2015

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Mccauley, Rebecca

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The healthcare system is broadly the same as the NHS, which makes it easy to understand what is going on, however, the cultural differences are vast, making it an extraordinarily interesting experience.

Rebecca McCauley, University of Nottingham 2015

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