Placements in Anuradhapura
- Spot endangered wildlife on safari in the national parks
- Explore the city’s ancient Buddhist temples and stupas
- Go tea picking in the region’s vast and beautiful plantations
- Take a hot air balloon ride over the jungles of Dambulla
- Relax on unspoiled, white sand beaches
The Work the World House
Our house in Anuradhapura will be the focal point of your experiences, and your home from home while you’re in Anuradhapura. You'll share the house with other healthcare students from all over the world, which gives the house a buzzing atmosphere.
The Work the World house in Anuradhapura is on a quiet, tree-lined street. Whether you want to hire a bike and cycle around the ruins of the ancient city, or go for a few drinks in the evening, Anuradhapura’s most interesting sights are easily accessible.
The house itself is an oasis — after placement you can head to the rooftop, climb into a hammock and soak up some sun.
Or if you prefer, you can swim in the pool of a hotel just a short walk along the road, enjoying a few drinks in the bar when the sun goes down.
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 Anuradhapura team will take you to visit the hospital before your placement starts. You’ll meet department staff and your supervisors, they’ll take you on a tour so you can find your way around when you start. Our in-country team will continue to visit you throughout your placement. They are a presence in the hospital and will ensure the experience continually meets your expectations.
Before your placement starts, we’ll assign your hospital supervision. Once you build rapport with your supervisors, they’ll help you understand the system in a way that only a local practitioner can.
The bottom line? We’ve got you covered. We support you right the way through your placement as and when you need us.
- 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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Sri Lanka Anuradhapura
In addition to your placement in Anuradhapura, you can spend an optional week at our Ayurveda village. Each morning, you’ll head to the forest clinic where you’ll learn the ancient art of Ayurveda. The local Ayurveda specialist is considered a skilled healer, internationally. People come from all over the world to seek treatment here. The doctor’s expertise lies in creating topical and ingestible medicines from plants and barks found in the forest. Each afternoon, you’ll take part in cultural activities such as canoe trips through the jungle, ox and cart rides, wild elephant safaris and full body massages at Ayurvedic spas.
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