In each of our destinations we have a large, secure Work the World house - your home for the duration of your placement. We have an onsite housekeeper and caterer working together to keep everything clean, tidy and well run, a Programme Manager and Assistant Programme Manager who make sure your placement runs smoothly and security staff to ensure the houses are safe and secure.
Meals and fresh drinking water are included, and our caterer will incorporate specific dietary requests. There are large social areas that provide space for students to discuss their day and plan their weekend travels. We also run free weekly language lessons at the houses to help you integrate in the hospitals.
Each house is privately rented so that we can make it exactly how we want it - a home from home for our students. Many companies prefer to offer the chance to stay with a local family, which sounds like a good experience, but we consistently hear from our students that healthcare placements can be a challenging time - testing your skills, abilities and emotions. After an intense day on placement, most students welcome the chance to relax with friends in a safe haven. We also know that most people travel alone, so living in a student community helps bring like-minded people together.
The Dar es Salaam house
This is one of our most popular houses.... partly because of the beautiful swimming pool, but mostly because of its fantastic location. Sea Cliff peninsula is set apart from the chaos of the busy city, and is home to lots of expats and embassy workers. The result is large, leafy roads with beautiful houses, clean beaches, plenty of security and lots of nice bars and restaurants for socialising. You also have easy access to the city, so getting to placement or Zanzibar is easy.
The house itself is one of the biggest, with shared rooms sleeping 39 people.More about Dar es Salaam
The Arusha house
Arusha has always been one of our liveliest locations. The city is a real travel hub, with a constant flow of tourists passing through en-route to Mt Kilimanjaro and the Northern safari circuit.
There are lots of bars and restaurants in town and students can relax in our brand new house, part of a prosperous, gated community 10 minutes from the main road.
The Arusha house comfortably accommodates 32 people at any one time.More about Arusha
The Ghana house
We are based in the centre of Takoradi, in the hub of the local community. It feels very safe, with kids playing in the streets and local shops creating a buzzing community atmosphere. Of all our African houses, this one is the where you feel most like you are living in an African city. Because you are in the city it is easy to jump on local transport to get to placement.
The house accommodates 28 people in shared bedrooms.More about Ghana
The Argentina house
Mendoza is a beautiful city and our modern house, based on a large, leafy street, reflects this. It is large, spacious and offers plenty of communal areas. Argentina is of course famous for its steak and vineyards, and Mendoza is the only house in which we always serve wine with our barbecues - it is non-negotiable according to our house staff!
The house accommodates 24 people in shared bedrooms.More about Argentina
The Nepal house
Pokhara consists of two separate parts - Old Pokhara and Lakeside. The latter is a travel hub, complete with internet cafes, bars, restaurants and travel shops. Old Pokhara, where we have chosen to base ourselves, is a world away - cows wander down the street and local sellers peddle their wares. Amazingly it is just a 15 minute drive between the two, and there are plenty of transport options, so our students can enjoy both sides of Nepal.
The house accommodates 26 people in shared bedrooms.More about Nepal
The Sri Lanka house
Our base in Kandy is the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site of Kandy. The Work the World house is located in the centre of the town, which allows easy access to everything Kandy has to offer.
Although beachside Sri Lanka gets the typical humid weather Asia is famous for, the highlands are far more temperate and the climate is perfect - warm with a refreshing breeze!
Our Kandy house accommodates 36 people in shared bedrooms.More about Sri Lanka
The PHILIPPINES HOUSE
Our beautiful house in Iloilo is perfectly located for easy access to the hospitals and city amenities. Thanks to the brand new river esplanade, it is possible to take a relaxing stroll to the extremely popular and lively Smallville complex, known for its abundant bars and restaurants.
The house itself is in a stunning location overlooking the Iloilo river and Molo Church and is nestled in a friendly and affluent residential community. The house provides a spacious and welcoming home for everyone to come back to after busy hospital placements and endless weekend adventures.
The Philippine house accommodates 34 people.More about the Philippines