Kathmandu and beyond

  • Kathmandu is… “Nepal’s delightfully chaotic capital city, complete with rickshaws, pagodas, markets and timeless cultural heritage.”
  • Uncover ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples
  • Navigate the evening commotion of Thamel to find restaurants, bars and clubs
  • Paraglide through snowy peaks, take on the world’s highest bungee jump, and trek the Himalayas
  • Many people come from far and wide to seek opportunity. They are energetic, talkative, and keen to welcome you
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The Kathmandu house is situated in an affluent area in Eastern Kathmandu. The house is spread across three spacious floors with a beautifully furnished living space adjacent to the kitchen where you can socialise with new friends. The roof terrace offers an incredible 360 degree panorama of the city and Kathmandu valley.

Your Programme Manager and their assistant run the house and will provide 24/7 support. You’ll also have a housekeeper, a chef who’ll cook you two incredible meals every day (weekly BBQ nights are a lot of fun), and a language teacher who hosts lessons twice a week.

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In addition to your main placement in Kathmandu, a 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 be placed in the village’s health post with local workers. The opportunity offers perspective to your city-based placement, as the resources here are even lower, 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 buffalos and visiting the village shaman.


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Electives in Nepal - Kathmandu

"Take every chance you get — my Work the World experience in Kathmandu was that chance for me".

Sem Jue, 2018

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"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 2018

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"I developed my existing skills, and gained insight into equipment and pathologies I had never even seen before."

Elly Cave, University of Birmingham 2018

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If you’re unsure, don’t be. Just do it — you won’t regret it.

Cassie Andrews, Australian Catholic University 2018

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"I saw conditions I’d never seen before, and probably won’t see again."

Leslie Logghe, 2018

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