Electives in Kandy
- Take a safari through untamed jungle to spot leopards, jaguars and more
- Explore the town’s bars, restaurants and traditional street food
- Visit lush tea plantations to get a sense of rural life
- Visit an ancient temple said to hold the Buddha‘s tooth
- Unwind on paradise beaches at the weekend
The Work The World House
Our house in Kandy will be a focal point during your trip with us to Sri Lanka. You can think of it as your home away from home. You’ll live with other healthcare students from around the world and this gives the house a lively, social character.
Our Kandy house is situated in the heart of the city and a stone’s throw from Kandy Lake.
Hop in a tuk tuk just outside the house and you can visit ancient temples, have fun in the local bars and restaurants, cool off in a hotel pool, or ride up to the Big Buddha statue to watch the sunrise over the bustling city below.
The house itself is open and airy — perfect for the warm climate — and there are plenty of social areas for you and your housemates to unwind after a day on placement.
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 you start your placement, our team in Kandy will take you to your hospital. They’ll introduce you to your supervisors (and other staff you’ll be spending time with), which will help you settle in. From then on, the team will visit you throughout the rest of your placement. This is to make sure things are meeting your expectations each and every day.
We will assign your in-hospital supervisors prior to the start of your placement. If you’re willing to build rapport with them, your supervisors will give you insight into the healthcare system that only a local practitioner can.
The fundamental point is that we support right the way through your clinical placement if and when you need it.
- 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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Sri Lanka Kandy
In addition to your main placement in Kandy, spending an optional week at our Ayurveda Experience is something you won’t forget. Each morning you’ll head to the small health clinic where you’ll learn the ancient art of Ayurveda. The doctor is a skilled healer who creates medicines from plants and barks. Each afternoon you’ll take part in activities like canoe trips along narrow jungle rivers, ox and cart rides, wild elephant safaris and even full body massages at an Ayurvedic spa.
"I had many preconceptions about what medicine in a Sri Lanka would be like. Most of them turned out not to be true."
Anthony Green, University of Warwick 2019Read more
"I made incredible memories and it was a once in a lifetime opportunity with amazing people."
Sophie Dye, University of Nottingham 2019Read more
"There were stark differences when it came to confidentiality, privacy and dignity."
Jennifer Pilling, Manchester Metropolitan University 2019Read more
"My experience in OBG opened my eyes to the resilience of local patients."
Isobel Butler, Bournemouth University 2019Read more
"It struck me how forward thinking the staff were. Their vision was to create independence and improve life skills with recreational activities"
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