From vivid cultural history to tasty local cuisine, Kathmandu in Nepal checks all the boxes. From the city you can visit the holy primates of Monkey Temple, go trekking in the Himalayas, and take a break from the bustle of the city in the Garden of Dreams. When you’re rested, you can head out for drinks in Thamel to see how the locals have fun.
- 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 everything is running smoothly.
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.
Placements in Kathmandu
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.
"The skills of these women were amazing to watch in action."
Grazielle Panteria, La Trobe University 2020Read more
"This was a good opportunity to get some clinical practice with plastering and minor trauma management."
Nicholas Eikelboom, University of Western Australia 2019Read more
"It was amazing to see the importance of family in the case of mental health illness."
Chloe Upton, University of Chester 2019Read more
"The biggest difference in healthcare and Kathmandu was the lack of resources and equipment."
Catriona Mc Sorley , Keele University 2019Read more
"The pharmacy team were fantastic and they were as happy to see me as I was to see them."
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