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 as you imagined it would be.
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.
- 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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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.
"In some ways it’s so similar to our services and procedures back home, yet in other aspects, it’s worlds apart."
Lily Bennett, Anglia Ruskin University 2019Read more
"I learnt the whole process on how to treat patients presenting with snake bites"
Paulina Paksaite, University of Bath 2019Read more
"It was amazing to explore the beautiful country with all of the new friends that I made during my stay"
Hannah Voss, University of Birmingham 2019Read more
"You’ll be awed by the adaptability, perseverance, and hard-work of hospital staff."
Rachel Ch'ng, University of Melbourne 2018Read more
"The healthcare in Vietnam is greatly under-resourced. Some things were difficult to observe."
Charlotte Marriage, Kings College London 2018Read more