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.
Book with confidence
We understand that the global situation is evolving every day. So now when you register for your overseas placement with Work the World, you can make unlimited changes to your travel dates, or your choice of destination.
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’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.
"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
"The doctors were so knowledgeable and would encourage us to answer questions"
Deepthi Balaji, University of Liverpool 2019Read more
"It is a once in a lifetime experience - you’ll come home feeling very rewarded"
Charlotte Dunbavin , Edge Hill University 2019Read more
What other countries can I travel to on a Work the World elective?
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.