From vivid cultural history to tasty local cuisine, Kathmandu in Nepal checks all the boxes. From the city you can visit the holy primates of Monkey Temple, go trekking in the Himalayas, and take a break from the bustle of the city in the Garden of Dreams. When you’re rested, you can head out for drinks in Thamel to see how the locals have fun.
- 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 Asia'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 familiar home comforts, accommodating 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 your 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 everything is running smoothly.
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.
Electives in Kathmandu
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.
"The people were so friendly, the food excellent and the scenery unbelievably beautiful!"
Ellie Marok , University of Birmingham 2020Read more
"It was amazing to see the importance of family in the case of mental health illness."
Chloe Upton, University of Chester 2019Read more
"The biggest difference in healthcare and Kathmandu was the lack of resources and equipment."
Catriona Mc Sorley , Keele University 2019Read more
"The pharmacy team were fantastic and they were as happy to see me as I was to see them."
Michael Walker, Keele University 2019Read more
"Due to the lack of resources, rubber dams and rotary instruments were not readily available."
Leo Sim, Queen's University, Belfast 2019Read more