Hue is one of Vietnam’s most lively cities. You’ll find adventure around every corner and have the chance to immerse yourself in local culture. From Hue, you can explore national parks, experience Vietnamese nightlife in the coastal cities, kick back on tropical beaches… there’s more to do than you’ll have time for.
- 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, the aim of which is to ensure everything is running smoothly.
Before you begin your placement, we assign your supervisors. Building a relationship with them allows you to see the local healthcare system from 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.
Electives in Hue
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.
"Vietnam has taught me that I can always be better. The medical student I was when I passed my finals, simply was not good enough to survive in the big bad world".
Ben Ward, Dundee University 2020Read more
"I learnt so much both in my practical skills, care and compassion and ability to problem solve."
Chloe Dooley, Cardiff University 2020Read more
"Limited to a gym with little equipment, generating treatment ideas was a challenge."
Emily Moules, Teesside University 2019Read more
"There were many opportunities to learn new things throughout my placement."
Jacqueline Rhodes, University of Portsmouth 2019Read more
"There were always different students in the house so there were lots of like-minded people!"
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What other countries can I travel to on a Work the World elective?
What is the Work the World house like in Vietnam?
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. The house is located in the centre of the Hue, within walking distance of the famous imperial city.
What travelling opportunities are there for me whilst I’m in Vietnam?
Hue is one of Vietnam’s most lively cities. You’ll find adventure around every corner and have the chance to immerse yourself in local culture. You can explore national parks, experience Vietnamese nightlife in the coastal cities and kick back on tropical beaches.