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 the 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
Our Work the World house in Lusaka is your home from home while you’re undertaking your clinical placement in Zambia.
The house is bright and spacious, and there are loads of areas for you and your housemates to chill out after a day on your clinical placement. The Lusaka house is in a fantastic position — you can get into the city centre in no time at all.
There’s a significant expat population in Lusaka too, so there’s a huge range of lively bars and restaurants to choose from.
Management team: Based in the house, they oversee your entire clinical placement — 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 your first day of placement, you’ll visit the hospital with our team in Lusaka. They’ll show you how to find your way around and introduce you to your supervisors and other department staff as you go. The Lusaka team are often in the hospital and they’ll come to visit you wherever you’re based. This is just to make sure everything is running smoothly.
Senior members of the hospital staff will supervise you throughout your clinical placement. Provided you make the effort with them, your supervisors are the key to gaining unique insight that only a local professional can offer.
In short, we’ve got you covered. We offer support for the duration of your clinical placement as and when you need it.
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