Electives in Kathmandu
- Discover ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples
- Party in the bars and clubs in the Thamel district
- Paraglide through snowy mountain peaks
- Hike through the majestic Himalayas
- Take a leap off the World’s tallest bungee jump
The Work The World House
Our house in Kathmandu will be the hub of your experience and your home away from home. You’ll live with other healthcare students from all over the world, and this gives the atmosphere a social feel.
You’ll be based only a short distance from Kathmandu’s famous Thamel district — a bustling maze of winding lanes with more bars, restaurants and shops than you’ll have time to visit.
Set in a more laid-back residential area, the Work the World house itself is an oasis of calm. From the rooftop terrace, you’ll enjoy staggering panoramas of Kathmandu Valley.
This area of Kathmandu is an amazing jumping-off point for adventure opportunities like trekking and paragliding.
Management team: Based in the house, they oversee your entire Work the World experience — 24/7 — from the moment you land to the moment you leaveCatering team: cook a variety of both local cuisine and home comforts for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And don’t worry — they accommodate all dietary requirementsHousekeeper: keeps the house clean and tidy from top to bottom, making sure you're comfortableLanguage teacher: visits the house twice per-week. During their lessons, you’ll learn everyday phrases and clinical terminology to help you get more from your placementSecurity team: Monitor the house 24/7 for extra peace of mind
Support in the Hospital
Before your placement starts, our team in Kathmandu will take you on an informal visit to your placement hospital. You’ll meet key department staff, your supervisors, and take a tour of the grounds to help you find your way around.
The in-country team actually spend quite a bit of time in the hospital. They’ll visit you throughout your placement to make sure the experience lives up to your expectations.
We will tell you who your clinical supervisors are before your placement begins. Build up a rapport with them and they’ll provide insight into the healthcare system that you can only get from a local practitioner. We offer support in every area throughout your clinical placement.
- Supervised hospital placement
- Private catered accommodation
- Dedicated placement coordinator
- 24/7 in-country team
- Language lessons
- Airport pickup
*Prices below are in addition to a £300 registration fee.
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VILLAGE HEALTHCARE WEEK
In addition to your main placement in Kathmandu, an optional week in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains offers a once in a lifetime experience. You’ll become an honorary member of the Gurung tribe, learning about rural life on the Himalayan slopes. In the mornings, you’ll spend time learning about healthcare in the village’s health post. This opportunity offers perspective to your city-based placement, as the resources here are even fewer, making treating patients that much more of a challenge. In the afternoons you’ll immerse yourself in local culture, enjoying temple walks, cooking lessons, fishing, milking buffalo and visiting the village shaman.
"If you’re thinking about doing an overseas placement - do it! It’s the best thing I have ever done"
Abi Follows, University of Nottingham 2019Read more
"Doctors put almost every labouring woman on a drug that helps contractions, even if they were already contracting well naturally."
Karla Torrisi, Australian Catholic University 2019Read more
The doctors and nurses are supremely knowledgeable and excellent teachers.
Mauricio Medrano, University of Queensland 2019Read more
"Take every chance you get — my Work the World experience in Kathmandu was that chance for me".
Sem Jue, 2018Read more
"In the first week, I experienced high risk care on the labour ward... Some things were shocking but I learnt so much".
Eloise Taylor, Birmingham City University 2018Read more