Placements in Iloilo
- Hike to hidden Buddhist monasteries
- Party on the island of Boracay’s stunning beaches
- Try some of the world’s most delicious street food
- Take a trip to the vast mango plantations
- Hop around the beautiful and unspoilt Gigantes Islands
The Work the World House
The Work the World house is your home away from home and the focal point of your experiences in Iloilo. The house has a social atmosphere — you’ll share the house with other healthcare students from all over the world.
Our house is located in one of the best parts of the city. You’ll be close to the best restaurants, shopping centres, outdoor pools, markets, street food vendors, karaoke bars…. The list goes on.
Jump in a jeepney (a sort of Jeep converted into a minibus) and you can head to the port to catch boats to some of the archipelago’s most beautiful beaches. If you’re after a swimming pool, there are plenty of accessible boutique resorts offering full access.
The Work the World house itself is spacious, welcoming, and decorated with traditional crafts, creating an authentic Filipino experience.
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
Our Iloilo team will take you to visit your placement hospital before the placement itself begins. You will meet your supervisors and other department staff, as well as taking a tour of the grounds to help you find your way around. Our in-country team will also visit you throughout the course of your placement. They have a presence in the hospital and will stop by to make sure everything is running smoothly.
Before your placement starts, we’ll assign specific members of hospital staff as your official supervisors. It is then up to you to strike up a relationship with them, and they’ll offer insight into unfamiliar conditions and practices that only a local practitioner can.
We’ve got everything covered, offering support all the way through your clinical placement as and when you need it.
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The Philippines Iloilo
*Prices above are in addition to a $500 registration fee.
VILLAGE HEALTHCARE WEEK
In addition to your main placement in Iloilo, you can choose to spend a week on an island in a tribal village. This experience is all about immersion. You'll live with a local village family and even meet some of the village elders. Then, in the mornings, you'll be based at a local health clinic & district hospital, learning how to treat all manner of illnesses with extremely limited resources. Your afternoons are free and you’ll enjoy activities like learning weaving, handicrafts and herbal medicines, and island hopping around the coast. A barbecue and some traditional dancing make the perfect end to the experience.
"It was interesting to watch the care on the postnatal ward because it was so crowded. However, the doctors still managed to get around and see every woman and baby."
Shanae Balcombe, Deakin University 2019Read more
"My housemates helped to make my experience one I will be forever grateful for."
Ella Thompson, University of Technology Sydney 2019Read more
"My trip to the Philippines was incredible. I met people from all over the world, explored tropical islands and learnt about a healthcare system entirely different from home"
Saachi Chhaya, University of Nottingham 2019Read more
"Their ‘aseptic suite’ was an incubator from the NICU modified to have laminar flow"
Mared Foulkes, Cardiff University 2019Read more
"Throughout my two week placement I was constantly in awe of all the staff in the hospital"
Kemi Blundell, Canterbury Christ Church University 2019Read more