ANURADHAPURA AND BEYOND

  • Anuradhapura is… ‘A magical city of UNESCO-listed ruins, Buddhist culture and beauty.’
  • Visit candlelit temples and be blessed by local monks
  • Sip tea, learn how to pick your own leaves, spot wild elephants, and take scenic train journeys
  • Kick back on sunny Sri Lankan beaches and snorkel with sea turtles and reef sharks
  • Sri Lankan’s are exceptionally friendly, with a good sense of humour – look forward to taking part in festivities, and enjoying some of the country’s best cuisine
  • Ayurveda Week: Enhance your experience with a week in a remote Sri Lankan village, learning about traditional herbal medicine in an Ayurvedic clinic.

ACCOMMODATION AND TEAM

Set in a charming neighbourhood on a tree-lined street, you'll love staying at our Anuradhapura house. When you're not on placement, you could be relaxing in our indoor courtyard, swinging in a hammock on the outdoor rooftop, or having fun at one of our weekly BBQ nights. You can also look forward to comfortable bedrooms, spacious social areas, and a vibrant atmosphere where you can hang out and chat to new friends. 

Available for 24/7 support, our Program Manager and assistant oversee everything at the house. Our housekeeper and chef are also there to take care of the cleaning and to cook two tasty meals a day. Twice a week, we arrange for a teacher to give local language lessons.

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

AYURVEDA WEEK

Our week-long Ayurveda experience adds a fantastic extra dimension to your clinical placement in Anuradhapura.Ayurveda and other traditional forms of healthcare are practised in Sri Lanka alongside modern medicine.

Our Ayurveda experience gives you the opportunity to gain firsthand experience of this ancient holistic practice. Each morning, you’ll visit a rural clinic to learn how the doctor uses forest plants and barks to create Ayurveda treatments and medicines. In the afternoon, you'll experience exciting activities and cultural trips. From Ayurveda massages to canoe trips, ox rides and wild elephant safaris, it’ll be a week you never forget.

Placements in Sri Lanka - Anuradhapura

Emmerson, Claire

"My advice to someone considering a Work the World placement is absolutely do it! It’s one of the most amazing experiences!"

Claire Emmerson, University of Hertfordshire 2017

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Flowers, Shannon

"The consultant I worked with was fantastic. He took me under his wing and treated me as a trainee psychiatrist".

Shannon Flowers, Staffordshire University 2017

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"An experience I will never forget"

MAISY PROVAN, CARDIFF UNIVERSITY 2017

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"Work the World made planning and preparing my placement totally achievable."

Jane Cooper, Trinity College Dublin 2016

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"Rotating through women's health was invaluable!"

Kirstie Gray, Edinburgh Napier University 2016

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