Lusaka is a city that lets you access a diversity of experiences — big game safaris, bustling markets, awe-inspiring waterfalls and more. Feeling adventurous? Trekking, whitewater rafting, and abseiling experiences are all on your doorstep. But it’s the welcoming Zambian people who’ll make this a trip to remember.
- 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 and graduates 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 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
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 everything is running smoothly.
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.
FLEXIBLE BOOKING & Covid safety
Our programmes are open! You can book your Work the World overseas placement with total confidence. Once you’ve secured your space, you can make unlimited changes to your travel dates, absolutely free.
You’ll find peace of mind in the knowledge that our well-established safety measures help mitigate the risks associated with Covid, whichever destination you travel to. This is because our safety blueprint gives us control over each and every aspect of your experience from your in-country team's safety training to sanitisation of your private accommodation.
Need a last-minute placement? We have developed a fast-track that lets us plan and build you a world-class trip, faster than ever.
Electives in Lusaka
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’re free to get involved with the local culture, spending time engaging in all manner of activities, from learning how to cook local dishes, to exploring the beautiful surroundings.
"I was absolutely blown away by the resilience and strength of the patients"
Caitlin Merriman, Flinders University 2020Read more
"To any paramedic student or anyone considering doing a placement in Zambia I would say - YOU WON’T REGRET IT."
Ria Pattarumadathil Joseph, Flinders University 2020Read more
"I was exposed to conditions I had not seen previously in the UK and observed a way of working life that you would not see within the NHS".
Megan Quigley, Teeside University 2020Read more
"It was inspiring to see how hard the staff in Zambia worked to provide care."
Courtnie-Rae Toms, City University London 2020Read more
"I met an inspiring teenager with leukaemia who aspired to be a doctor herself."
Millie Foster, University of Hull 2019Read more
What is the Work the World house like in Zambia?
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.
What travelling opportunities are there for me whilst I’m in Zambia?
Lusaka is a city that lets you access a diversity of experiences — big game safaris, bustling markets, awe-inspiring waterfalls and more. Feeling adventurous? Trekking, whitewater rafting, and abseiling experiences are all on your doorstep.