Electives in Lusaka
- Tour Zambian capital city’s lively craft markets
- Go whitewater rafting down the Zambezi River
- Get up close with hippo, lions, rhino, and giraffe
- Peer over the edge of the stunning Victoria Falls
- Visit Siavonga for lakeside beaches, boat rides and watersports
The Work The World House
The Work the World Lusaka house — your home from home — plays a huge role in your experience. And living with other healthcare students from around the world lends the house an atmosphere of community.
Our house in Lusaka is bright and open. There’s plenty of space for you and your housemates to chill out after placement, and the outdoor pool is great for when you want to cool off after a day on placement.
Location-wise, the Lusaka house couldn’t be better positioned — you can get into the heart of this lively city in minutes.
There’s a significant expat population in Lusaka, so you have an abundance of lively bars and restaurants to choose from.
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 home comforts for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And don’t worry — they accommodate 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 extra peace of mind
Support in the Hospital
Prior to starting your placement, our team in Lusaka will take you to visit your placement hospital. They will take you on a tour, introducing you to your supervisors and other key department staff along the way. You’ll often see our Lusaka team in the hospital. They’ll visit you during your placement, the aim of which is to ensure it lives up to your expectations.
You will have in-hospital supervisors for the duration of your placement. Make an effort to build rapport with them and they’ll offer insight into the local healthcare system that only a local practitioner can.
In short, we’ve got you covered. We offer support for the duration of 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
In addition to your city-based placement in Lusaka, spend an optional week in a rural village to gain an unfiltered understanding of Zambian culture. In the mornings, you’ll attend the village’s healthcare centre that helps treat the local population. In the afternoons, you’ll get a lesson in local culture as you spend time engaging in all manner of activities, from learning how to cook local dishes, to exploring the beautiful surroundings.
"We quickly learnt how to be more resourceful, using a glove filled with water for a pressure cushion – something we’d never see back home!"
Carys Jones & Laura Tasker, Cardiff University 2019Read more
"I was placed in a variety of settings in the hospital including outpatients, critical care, oncology, neurology, amputations, and paediatrics"
Catherine Benson, Cardiff University 2019Read more
"It is no exaggeration to say Zambia was a life-altering experience"
Bethany Marsden, Northampton University 2018Read more
"The women I helped care for were amazing. I was awed by their strength."
Zara Wynne, University of Wolverhampton 2018Read more
"Our guide spotted lion tracks just a couple of meters from our camp..."
Robyn Mayer, Chester University 2018Read more