Placements in Kathmandu
- Discover ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples
- Party in the bars and clubs in the Thamel district
- Paraglide through snowy mountain peaks
- Hike through the majestic Himalayas
- Take a leap off Asia's tallest bungee jump
The Work the World House
Our house acts as the central point of your experiences in Kathmandu. You can think of it as your home from home. Your housemates — fellow healthcare students from all over the world — give the house a social atmosphere.
The Kathmandu house is located a short distance from Thamel — a bustling maze of winding lanes with more bars, restaurants and shops than you’ll have time to visit.
Set in a relaxed residential area, the Work the World house itself is a calm space and an escape from the city’s bustle. From the rooftop terrace, you’ll enjoy breathtaking panoramas of Kathmandu Valley and the city itself.
What’s more, this area is an amazing jumping-off point for adventure opportunities like trekking and paragliding.
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
Before the start of your placement, you’ll accompany our Kathmandu team on an informal visit to your placement hospital. They’ll introduce you to department staff — including your supervisors — and take a tour of the grounds to help you find your way around. The in-country team will visit you throughout your placement. This is just to make sure the experience meets your expectations at all levels.
We will tell you who your clinical supervisors are before your placement begins. Build up a rapport with them and they’ll provide insight into the healthcare system that you can only get from a local practitioner.
Simply put, we offer support in every area throughout your clinical placement.
- 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 $500 registration fee.
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VILLAGE HEALTHCARE WEEK
After your main placement in Kathmandu, you have the optional week in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. You’ll become an honorary member of the Gurung tribe, learning about rural life on the Himalayan slopes. In the mornings, you’ll spend time learning about healthcare in the village’s health post. This opportunity offers perspective to your city-based placement, as the resources here are even fewer, making treating patients that much more of a challenge. In the afternoons you’ll immerse yourself in local culture, enjoying temple walks, cooking lessons, fishing, milking buffalo and visiting the village shaman.
"This was a good opportunity to get some clinical practice with plastering and minor trauma management among other minor clinical procedure".
Nicholas Eikelboom, University of Western Australia 2019Read more
"Doctors put almost every labouring woman on a drug that helps contractions, even if they were already contracting well naturally."
Karla Torrisi, Australian Catholic University 2019Read more
The doctors and nurses are supremely knowledgeable and excellent teachers.
Mauricio Medrano, University of Queensland 2019Read more
"Asking questions about local birthing practices helped me understand why certain things were done."
Maddison Rogers, Otago Polytechnic 2018Read more
"Take every chance you get — my Work the World experience in Kathmandu was that chance for me".
Sem Jue, 2018Read more