Placements in Hue
- Head to postcard-perfect Halong Bay for sun, sea and sand
- Hike Bach Ma National Park for natural springs, waterfalls and wildlife
- Travel to Hanoi's Old Quarter for the ultimate Bun Cha noodle soup
- Cruise along the Perfume River aboard a local dragon boat
- Take the train through the mountains to the neighbouring town of Da Nang
The Work the World House
A big part of your experience in Vietnam is living in the Work the World house — your home from home. You'll live with healthcare students from all kinds of disciplines around the world, so the houses have a social vibe.
Our house in Hue is an oasis of calm, offering a break from the excitement of the city. The garden is beautiful, with a stream, an ancient wishing well, and a swimming pool to cool off in.
You’ll find the house in central Hue — it’s within walking distance of the Imperial City.
If you cross a bridge over the Perfume River, you’ll find some of the Hue’s best bars, markets, temples, and street food vendors.
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 your placement begins, our team in Hue will take you to visit your placement hospital. The informal tour will help you get a feel for your new environment. You’ll meet your supervisors and other key department staff while you’re there.
You’ll see the in-country team in the hospital throughout your placement. They’ll come and visit you on the wards, making sure everything is running smoothly.
We assign and inform your supervisors well before your placement starts. Aim to build a relationship with them and you’ll see what the local healthcare system is like through the eyes of a local practitioner.
We’ve got all bases covered, offering you support at every level throughout your clinical placement.
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*Prices above are in addition to a $500 registration fee.
VILLAGE HEALTHCARE WEEK
At the end of your city-based placement, if you undertake this additional week in a rural setting, you’ll see a different side of healthcare in Vietnam. Alongside your official Work the World guide and interpreter, you’ll spend mornings in the local clinic, learning how local staff employ resourcefulness to get around a lack of equipment. We fill your afternoons with cultural activities, fully immersing you in the rural way of life. You’ll learn local traditions through participation, cook regional specialties, and much more.
"I learnt the importance of understanding a patient’s beliefs and what matters to them, in order to make their care person centred and effective."
Kirsty McCallum, Glasgow Caledonian University 2019Read more
"I would recommend travelling whenever you can during your free time, there are so many amazing things to see."
Rebecca Davies, University of York 2019Read more
"Under their supervision, I had the opportunity to examine patients prior to surgery and improve my skills in coming up with differential diagnoses."
Amy Ross, Queen’s University Belfast 2019Read more
"Choosing this experience allowed me to see first-hand the different practices used in rural and urban regions"
Marine Sowerby, University of Liverpool 2019Read more
"If you keep an open mind and accept that the culture is different, you will have an amazing time!"
Rita Luz, St George's, University of London 2019Read more