This stunning archipelago is synonymous with white-sand beaches that grade into turquoise waters, pristine coral reefs teeming with marine life, and street food that fills the air with sweet and spicy perfumes. That’s not to mention the lush rainforests, indigenous tribes… the list goes on.
The Philippines Highlights
- Hike to hidden Buddhist monasteries
- Party on the island of Boracay’s stunning beaches
- Try some of the world’s most delicious street food
- Take a trip to the vast mango plantations
- Hop around the beautiful and unspoilt Gigantes Islands
The Work The World House
The Work the World house is the central hub of your experience in Iloilo. It acts as your home away from home. The house has a social atmosphere thanks to all the other healthcare students from around the world with whom you’ll live.
Our house is located centrally in one of the best spots in the city, near to all the best restaurants, shopping centres, outdoor pools, markets, street food vendors, karaoke bars…. The list goes on.
Jump in a jeepney (local public transport) and you can head to the port to catch boats to some of the best beaches in the archipelago. If you’re after a pool, there are boutique resorts nearby that will grant you access.
The house itself is spacious, welcoming, and decorated with traditional Filipino crafts for an authentic experience.
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
Our team in Iloilo will take you to visit your placement hospital before your placement actually begins. You’ll meet department staff and your supervisors, and take a tour to help you get your bearings. The Iloilo team also visit you throughout your placement. They are known in the hospital and will stop by to make sure everything is running smoothly.
You will know who your supervisors are before your placement starts. And once it does, build a relationship with them and they’ll give you insight into unfamiliar conditions and practices that only a local practitioner can.
We offer support all the way through your clinical placement as and when you need it. We’ve got everything covered.
Electives in Iloilo
VILLAGE HEALTHCARE WEEK
In addition to your main placement in Iloilo, spending a week on an island with the Ati tribe is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This experience is all about immersion. You'll live with a local village family and even meet some of the village elders. Then, in the mornings, you'll be based at a local health clinic & district hospital learning how to treat all manner of illnesses with extremely limited resources. Your afternoons are free and you’ll enjoy activities like learning weaving, handicrafts and herbal medicines, island hopping around the coast, and playing traditional Filipino games. The barbecue and traditional dancing at the end of your stay is the perfect end to the placement.
"Every single staff member made me feel welcome and valuable."
Katie Hoskins, University of Gloucestershire 2020Read more
"I was amazed at how much the doctors, nurses and midwives could do with the limited resources."
Leticia Romero Barrios, Middlesex University 2020Read more
"We spent our time island hopping and visiting the caves and surrounding beaches."
Jade Matthews, Teesside University 2019Read more
"I saw quite a few abdomen ultrasounds done to check for metastases."
Samantha Chan, City University London 2019Read more
"Local staff taught me about their exposure techniques and why they use a higher kVp."
Tunmise Eso, University of Hertfordshire 2019Read more