Placements in Lusaka
- Tour the Zambian capital city’s lively craft markets
- Go whitewater rafting down the Zambezi River
- Get up close with hippo, lions, rhino, and giraffe
- Peer over the edge of the stunning Victoria Falls
- Visit Siavonga for lakeside beaches, boat rides and watersports
The Work the World House
The Work the World house in Lusaka is your home from home while you’re away with us. The house is a hub of activity, and living with other healthcare students from around the world lends the house a social atmosphere.
Our house in Lusaka is bright and spacious. There are loads of areas for you and your housemates to chill out after placement, and the outdoor pool is perfect for a dip when you want to cool off.
The Lusaka house is in a fantastic position — you can get into the city centre in no time at all.
There’s a significant expat population in Lusaka too, so there’s a huge range of lively bars and restaurants to choose from.
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 home comforts for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And don’t worry — they accommodate 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 extra peace of mind
Support in the Hospital
Prior to your first day of placement, you’ll visit the hospital with our team in Lusaka. They’ll show you how to find your way around and introduce you to your supervisors and other department staff as you go. The Lusaka team are often in the hospital and they’ll come to visit you wherever you’re based. This is just to make sure your placement is as you imagined it to be.
Senior members of hospital staff will supervise you throughout your placement. Provided you make the effort with them, your supervisors are the key to gaining unique insight that only a local professional can offer.
In short, we’ve got you covered. We offer support for the duration of your clinical placement as and when you need it.
- 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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RURAL HEALTHCARE WEEK
In addition to your city-based placement in Lusaka, you can spend this optional week in a rural village, getting real-world experience of rural Zambia. In the mornings, you’ll attend the village’s healthcare centre, helping to treat the local population. In the afternoons, you’ll get a lesson in local culture as you spend time engaging in all manner of activities, from learning how to cook local dishes, to exploring the stunning surroundings.
"We quickly learnt how to be more resourceful, using a glove filled with water for a pressure cushion – something we’d never see back home!"
Carys Jones & Laura Tasker, Cardiff University 2019Read more
"I was placed in a variety of settings in the hospital including outpatients, critical care, oncology, neurology, amputations, and paediatrics"
Catherine Benson, Cardiff University 2019Read more
"It is no exaggeration to say Zambia was a life-altering experience"
Bethany Marsden, Northampton University 2018Read more
"The women I helped care for were amazing. I was awed by their strength."
Zara Wynne, University of Wolverhampton 2018Read more
"After seeing the system in Zambia, I will never take the Australian healthcare system for granted."
Ella Anderson, Australian Catholic University 2018Read more