Stay in an exclusive private property

While you're abroad with us, you’ll live in one of our private, fully-catered houses that are exclusive to healthcare students and graduates on an overseas healthcare placement with Work the World.  

You get a premium, specialised experience with our team-run houses. You’ll live in safety and comfort the whole time you’re with us. And the house will feel like your home away from home.

You’ll find peace of mind in the knowledge that our well-established Covid safety measures will help mitigate the risks, whichever destination you travel to. Our safety blueprint gives us total control over who is in your in-country team, and how they run the house you’ll stay in.

Your home from home

Each house has spacious bedrooms, bathrooms, spaces for socialising, relaxing and dining, Wi-Fi, beautiful gardens with sun decks, and many of our houses have swimming pools.

You even get in-house chefs, a housekeeper, and a 24-hour security team for your peace of mind. 

This is a big step up from a homestay (often with a non-English-speaking family and other students on programs unrelated to yours) that you might find elsewhere.

“True to the words on the Work the World website, the house really was a home away from home! I lived with students from all over the world, and we enjoyed comparing our experiences each day." — Rachael Bowis, Nurse, Manchester Metropolitan University

Your stay in a work the world house includes:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Dedicated Program Team
  • Housekeeping
  • Language lessons
  • WiFi
  • 24/7 Security

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Covid safety in the house

Please rest assured that our policies surrounding Covid safety are rigorous, including vaccinations. The first thing you should note is that we only accept healthcare students or graduates onto our programs. This means that you will live with and spend time alongside people who already have an excellent understanding of what Covid safety looks like.


We only accept people who have been fully vaccinated onto our programs. And all our in-country teams are vaccinated in line with each local ministry of health’s vaccination rules (we never work with external contractors because hiring our own staff means that we can instantly make changes to the way we operate should the need arise). All staff who travel to our programs from our Head Office will also be fully vaccinated too.


To give you an extra layer of safety, if you are going to be living with someone who tests positive on arrival, or during the duration of their placement, they will be accommodated separately away from the Work the World house. We have robust new procedures in place to make this happen, and we will work in accordance with local Ministry of Health guidelines. This helps to make sure no other placements are affected. They will however, have full support from our on-the-ground teams, ensuring they are fully supported during their isolation period.


Staying in a Work the World house is all about the social experience. It’s the same whether you're travelling with uni friends, or going by yourself.

You and your new housemates will get to know each other well — travelling to placement, visiting local bars and restaurants in the evenings, and going on big weekend trips together.

You’ll meet a diverse crowd of fellow healthcare students and graduates. But you’re all together for the same reason. So over the weeks you’ll form strong bonds and make friends (and professional contacts) for life.

If you ever need some time by yourself, the houses are big enough that you can find a spot to quietly read a book by the pool, or watch a film in the living room.


Breakfast and dinner are prepared and served, every day, by your in-house chef team. All our chefs have impressive culinary backgrounds, and they will whip up delicious local dishes as well as more familiar western-style food.

And please don’t worry if you have food sensitivities — your team will accommodate all of your dietary requirements. Don’t forget to ask us about our famous weekly Barbecue Night when enquiring about your placement.

If you’re feeling peckish outside of mealtimes, you have free access to the kitchen. It’s always well stocked.


You get all the in-person support you could ever need while you’re overseas with us. Your in-country team will be on hand from the moment you land to the moment you leave.

And if you’re a more confident and independent person, your team will know when to step back and let you enjoy your experience.

Your team is based in an office in the house, so you can get access to them as and when you need them. And they have close relationships with staff in your placement hospital, so even when you’re on placement you can call on them for support.


What is the accommodation for placements like?

During your stay you’ll live in one of our private, fully-catered houses that are exclusive to healthcare students and graduates on a Work the World program. You get a premium, specialised experience with our team-run houses. You’ll live in safety and comfort the whole time you’re with us. 

What is the typical cost of a Work the World placement?

Registration for all destinations is $500. Prices then vary depending on how long you want to go for and where you want to travel to. Our minimum placement duration is one week with no upper limit. On average placements are normally between 4 - 6 weeks.

What are the benefits of placements from Work the World?

The benefits of our placements include:

  • Expanding your clinical knowledge and skill set
  • Becoming more confident, independent and resourceful
  • Making yourself more attractive to employers
  • Doing some proper travelling
  • Building your personal and professional network
  • Sharpening your language and communication skills
  • Renewing your perspective on the healthcare system back home