Lusaka is a city that lets you access a diversity of experiences — big game safaris, bustling markets, awe-inspiring waterfalls and more. Feeling adventurous? Trekking, whitewater rafting, and abseiling experiences are all on your doorstep. But it’s the welcoming Zambian people who’ll make this a trip to remember.
- 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 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
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 everything is running smoothly.
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.
Placements in Lusaka
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.
"To any paramedic student or anyone considering doing a placement in Zambia I would say - YOU WON’T REGRET IT."
Ria Pattarumadathil Joseph, Flinders University 2020Read more
"It’s so hard to pick one thing that will stick with me forever. I just absolutely fell in love with the Zambian people and culture, the hospital routine and the adventurous weekends."
Candice Tucker, Monash University 2020Read more
"I ended up having the time of my life. Everything about the program was incredible"
Dion Kapnias, La Trobe University 2020Read more
"It was inspiring to see how hard the staff in Zambia worked to provide care."
Courtnie-Rae Toms, City University London 2020Read more
"The doctors were so knowledgeable and would encourage us to answer questions"
Deepthi Balaji, University of Liverpool 2019Read more
WHAT OTHER COUNTRIES CAN I TRAVEL TO ON A WORK THE WORLD PLACEMENT?
WHAT IS THE WORK THE WORLD HOUSE LIKE IN POKHARA, NEPAL?
The location of the Work the World house gives you the major advantage of being within walking distance of Lakeside - Pokhara’s backpacker hotspot. The house itself has plenty of space. From the roof terrace, you have unobstructed views of the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains, which need to be seen to be believed.
WHAT TRAVELLING OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE FOR ME WHILST I’M IN NEPAL?
Awe-inspiring mountains, intricate temples, lively festivals, and prayer flags make Pokhara a no-brainer if you like travel.You can go climbing or paragliding in the Himalayas, whitewater rafting, wander around the city’s craft shops, row across of Phewa Lake or visit the Tibetan temples and markets.