Stay in an exclusive private property
During your stay, you’ll live in one of our private, fully-catered houses that are exclusive to healthcare students and graduates on a Work the World programme.
You get a premium, specialised experience with our team-run houses. You’ll live in safety and comfort the whole time you’re with us. And the house will feel like your home away from home.
You’ll find peace of mind in the knowledge that our well-established safety measures will help mitigate the risks, whichever destination you travel to.
Your home from home
Each house has spacious bedrooms, bathrooms, spaces for socialising, relaxing and dining, Wi-Fi, beautiful gardens with sun decks, and many of our houses have swimming pools.
You even get in-house chefs, a housekeeper, and a 24-hour security team for your peace of mind.
This is a big step up from a homestay (often with a non-English-speaking family and other students on programmes unrelated to yours) that you might find elsewhere.
“True to the words on the Work the World website, the house really was a home away from home! I lived with students from all over the world, and we enjoyed comparing our experiences each day." — Rachael Bowis, Nurse, Manchester Metropolitan University
Your stay in a work the world house includes:
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Dedicated Programme Team
- Language lessons
- 24/7 Security
MAKE NEW FRIENDS AND PROFESSIONAL CONNECTIONS
Staying in a Work the World house is all about the social experience. It’s the same whether you're travelling with uni friends, or going by yourself.
You and your new housemates will get to know each other well — travelling to placement, visiting local bars and restaurants in the evenings, and going on big weekend trips together.
You’ll meet a diverse crowd of fellow healthcare students and graduates. But you’re all together for the same reason. So over the weeks you’ll form strong bonds and make friends (and professional contacts) for life.
If you ever need some time by yourself, the houses are big enough that you can find a spot to quietly read a book by the pool, or watch a film in the living room.
YOUR IN-HOUSE CHEFS
Breakfast and dinner are prepared and served, every day, by your in-house chef team. All our chefs have impressive culinary backgrounds, and they will whip up delicious local dishes as well as more familiar western-style food.
And please don’t worry if you have food sensitivities — your team will accommodate all of your dietary requirements. Don’t forget to ask us about our famous weekly Barbecue Night when enquiring about your placement.
If you’re feeling peckish outside of mealtimes, you have free access to the kitchen. It’s always well stocked.
GET TOTAL PEACE OF MIND WITH AN EXPERIENCED IN-COUNTRY TEAM
You get all the in-person support you could ever need while you’re overseas with us. Your in-country team will be on hand from the moment you land to the moment you leave.
And if you’re a more confident and independent person, your team will know when to step back and let you enjoy your experience.
Your team is based in an office in the house, so you can get access to them as and when you need them. And they have close relationships with staff in your placement hospital, so even when you’re on placement you can call on them for support.
What is the accommodation for elective placements like?
During your stay you’ll live in one of our private, fully-catered houses that are exclusive to healthcare students and graduates on a Work the World programme. You get a premium, specialised experience with our team-run houses. You’ll live in safety and comfort the whole time you’re with us.
What is the typical cost of a Work the World elective placement?
Registration for all destinations is £300. Prices then vary depending on how long you want to go for and where you want to travel to. Our minimum placement duration is one week with no upper limit. On average electives are normally between 4 - 6 weeks.
What are the benefits of elective placements from Work the World?
The benefits of our electives include:
- Expanding your clinical knowledge and skill set
- Becoming more confident, independent and resourceful
- Making yourself more attractive to employers
- Doing some proper travelling
- Building your personal and professional network
- Sharpening your language and communication skills
- Renewing your perspective on the NHS