Hue is one of Vietnam’s most lively cities. You’ll find adventure around every corner and have the chance to immerse yourself in local culture. From Hue, you can explore national parks, experience Vietnamese nightlife in the coastal cities, kick back on tropical beaches… there’s more to do than you’ll have time for.
- 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.
Placements in Hue
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.
"Each morning on the postnatal ward the midwives would collect all of the babies and take them into the washroom to bathe them, they would have easily washed 30-40 babies".
Rachel Jowett, La Trobe University 2020Read more
"I loved the ease with which my placement was organised."
Michaela Burke, University of Queensland 2020Read more
"I learnt a lot about using resources judiciously and creatively solving clinical problems."
Anna Kersch, University of New South Wales 2020Read more
"after spending four weeks in the beautiful country, I can assure you it didn’t disappoint."
Geena Tebbutt, University of Queensland 2020Read more
"I learnt so much both in my practical skills, care and compassion and ability to problem solve."
Chloe Dooley, Cardiff University 2020Read more