Awe-inspiring mountains, intricate temples, lively festivals, and prayer flags make Pokhara a no-brainer if you like travel.You can go climbing or paragliding in the Himalayas, whitewater rafting, wander around the city’s craft shops, row across of Phewa Lake or visit the Tibetan temples and markets.
- Amble along the winding lanes of the ancient city
- Breathe deeply and enjoy hilltop yoga at sunrise
- Go trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas
- Paddle across the still waters of Phewa Lake
- Visit bustling street markets and immerse yourself in community life
The Work the World House
Living in the Work the World house will be a highlight of your experience in Pokhara. The house is like your home from home, and living with healthcare students from around the world gives the house a social vibe.
Our house in Pokhara is within walking distance of Lakeside — Pokhara’s backpacker hotspot. Fringing the beautiful Phewa Lake you’ll find laid-back bars, live music, a diversity of restaurants, paragliding and whitewater rafting tour agencies, coffee shops, used book shops…. You name it. The house has areas for both socialising and spending time alone when you want some space.
To quite literally top it off, from the roof terrace you have unobstructed views of the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains that need to be seen to be believed.
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
The in-country team will take you around your placement hospital before you start. This informal visit is to introduce you to department staff and your supervisors, helping you find your feet. The in-country team will also visit you while you’re on placement to ensure everything is running smoothly.
Before your placement starts, we establish who your in-hospital supervisors are. Be proactive in your approach to them and they’ll offer you an insider perspective that you can get only from a local practitioner.
The underlying idea is that we support you all the way through your time in the hospital.
Placements in Pokhara
VILLAGE HEALTHCARE WEEK
After your placement in Pokhara, you can spend this additional week becoming part of a rural village family in the Himalayan foothills. In the mornings, you’ll spend time in a health outpost treating villagers with even fewer resources than the city hospitals have. Your afternoons are all about getting to grips with local culture, customs and community. Accompanied by our guide, you can get involved in bread making, trying out traditional clothing, hiking to Hindu temples, taking part in cooking lessons, visiting village schools, and more.
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