Electives in Hue
- Head to postcard-perfect Halong Bay for sun, sea and sand
- Hike Bach Ma National Park for natural springs, waterfalls and wildlife
- Travel to Hanoi's Old Quarter for the ultimate Bun Cha noodle soup
- Cruise along the Perfume River aboard a local dragon boat
- Take the train through the mountains to the neighbouring town of Da Nang
The Work the World House
The Work the World house is a big part of your experience in Vietnam, and your home away from home.
What's more, you'll live with other healthcare students from all over the world, giving the house a social atmosphere.
Our house in Hue offers a peaceful retreat from the bustle of the city. The garden is beautiful, with a stream, an ancient wishing well, and a swimming pool for good measure.
The house is located in the centre of the Hue, within walking distance of the famous imperial city.
Cross the bridge over the Perfume River, and you can find some of the city’s best bars, lively markets, temples, and street food vendors galore.
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
Your in-country team will take you on an informal visit to the hospital before you start your placement. They’ll introduce you to key department staff — including your supervisors — and get you settled in. You’ll often see the in-country team in the hospital. They’ll visit you while you’re on placement, making sure things live up to your expectations.
Before you begin your placement, we assign your supervisors. Building a relationship with them allows you to see the local healthcare system form the perspective of a local practitioner.
We’ve got all bases covered and offer support throughout your clinical placement as 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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VILLAGE HEALTHCARE WEEK
You’ll see one side of the Vietnamese healthcare system during your city-based placement. The other, you’ll see if you choose to undertake this additional week in a rural setting with your official Work the World guide and interpreter.
In the mornings, you’ll head to the local clinic to learn how local professionals employ resourcefulness to get around a lack of equipment. Your afternoons will be filled with cultural activities that will immerse you in the rural way of life, like learning local traditions through participation, and cooking regional specialties.
"In some ways it’s so similar to our services and procedures back home, yet in other aspects, it’s worlds apart."
Lily Bennett, Anglia Ruskin University 2019Read more
"I learnt the whole process on how to treat patients presenting with snake bites"
Paulina Paksaite, University of Bath 2019Read more
"It was amazing to explore the beautiful country with all of the new friends that I made during my stay"
Hannah Voss, University of Birmingham 2019Read more
"My experience in Vietnam was nothing like I expected, but everything I needed."
Kelly Turner, King's College London 2018Read more
"The healthcare in Vietnam is greatly under-resourced. Some things were difficult to observe."
Charlotte Marriage, Kings College London 2018Read more