- Discover ancient Buddhist temples and stupas
- Explore magical tea plantations
- Visit the region’s national parks
- Marvel at the jungles of Dambulla from a hot air balloon
- Unwind on beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see
ANURADHAPURA AND BEYOND
Home to a number of shrines, temples and stupas, the sacred city of Anuradhapura certainly lives up to its UNESCO World Heritage Site status. The friendly locals will proudly welcome you to its bustling markets, plethora of restaurants, bars, and festivals. Scale the epic Sigiriya – a towering column of orange rock – and discover the ruins of the historical palace that once existed at its summit. Take a journey in a hot air balloon at sunrise over the jungles and rice fields of Dambulla. In Wilpattu National Park you’ll get up close and personal with leopards, elephants and a whole host of other wild animals. Seek tranquillity at the endless golden sandy beaches of Trincomalee, the very epitome of paradise.
HOME AWAY FROM HOME
You’ll enjoy a warm welcome at the airport and be transported in comfort to the local Work the World house. Set in a central location in a popular city neighbourhood, you’ll have the opportunity to settle in before a thorough welcome briefing. For pace of mind our house is gated and exclusively designed for the use of Work the World students. Your every need for the duration of your stay with us will be taken care of. Our chef – a local culinary expert – will take care of breakfast and dinner, producing mouth-watering local dishes and familiar favourites, not to mention the popular weekly house barbecues. Your comfort and enjoyment is our top priority and we’ve gone the extra mile to ensure your time at the house is as relaxed as possible.
In addition to your main placement in Anuradhapura, spending a week with a master Ayurveda practitioner offers a once in a lifetime experience. Opt for this life changing experience that allows you to venture into the wilderness with an experienced local guide in search of a remote settlement. Here you’ll learn the ancient art of Ayurveda, or ‘tree medicine’, from a wise and talented healer whose knowledge has been passed down from generations before. Whilst here you’ll stay with our host family and, in the mornings, work with the healer to diagnose and treat ailments with remedies found naturally in the surrounding forests. Your afternoons will be taken up with invigorating activities such as ox and cart rides, sunset lake swimming and full body massages at spas specializing in Ayurveda practices. It’s a truly life changing experience to be treasured forever.
Internships in Sri Lanka - Anuradhapura
MEDICINE IN ANURADHAPURA
Your time in Anuradhapura will make you see medicine in an entirely different light than you have done before. The conditions you’ll observe – including dengue fever, typhoid and severe highway traffic injuries – are diverse and challenging to deal with. You’ll get the chance to work across multiple departments such as ICU, OBG, general medicine, general surgery, oncology and more. Sri Lanka’s caste system means that doctors here are highly regarded, perhaps more so than their western counterparts. You will therefore have to display your own unique enthusiasm to succeed alongside your peers! Find out more; hit ‘INQUIRE NOW’ today.
MIDWIFERY IN ANURADHAPURA
The process of giving birth and practice of midwifery are entirely different in Sri Lanka to what they are back home. Due to the high cost of medication women frequently give birth without adequate pain relief. C-sections are also very common, accounting for 40% of all births. Despite the paucity of accessible resources, our partner hospital’s OBG Department is a great example of a well-run department. You’ll be able to work with some of the nation’s most experienced midwives and birthing professionals eager to share their knowledge and expertise. Show the right kind of enthusiasm and the right opportunities will come your way. Hit ‘INQUIRE NOW’ to find out more.
NURSING IN ANURADHAPURA
Experience the challenges typically faced by local healthcare professionals on an Anuradhapura nursing placement. You’ll gain a wealth of experience across a variety of nursing practices, working day to day in our local partner hospital. There’s the option to work across multiple departments to gain both invaluable clinical experience and an understanding of how they work together. You’ll assist in the treatment of conditions you’ve probably never experienced before, including dengue fever, tuberculosis and malnutrition to name just a few.
PHYSIOTHERAPY IN ANURADHAPURA
Open your eyes to an aspect of physiotherapy you never knew existed. During the Sri Lankan Civil War there were huge numbers of amputations, meaning our partner hospital in Anuradhapura employed the region’s most talented professionals to assist with rehabilitation efforts. You’ll get to work alongside these specialists on a daily basis. Gain experience in cases of cerebral palsy, stroke, fractures, MSK, burns and Guillain-Barre syndrome. The techniques and equipment employed by local physiotherapists may surprise you, with some rehabilitative tools being entirely homemade. To join one of the best teams in Sri Lanka and learn innovative physiotherapy techniques to bring home with you, hit ‘INQUIRE NOW’ to discover more.
Pharmacy in anuradhapura
Our partner hospital’s dispensaries cover a range of departments. These include the Surgical, Renal, Oncology, Outpatient, and Inpatient wards. Spending some time in each of these, you’ll help prepare and dispense medication, opening your eyes to the difficulties that local professionals face when dealing with low resources. This experience will present you with the chance to assist local pharmacists with the preparation and dispensing of various medications, including those used in conjunction with chemotherapy. You may also have the chance to prepare ointments and lotions. The provision of surgical items may be something you get involved in, and working in the drug stores, managing stocks and purchasing medicines is also an option.
RADIOGRAPHY IN ANURADHAPURA
Come and experience a well equipped yet far from state-of-the-art radiography department at our partner hospital in Anuradhapura. The staff here, despite relatively basic equipment, pride themselves on providing excellent levels of care to patients. The radiotherapy services offered are relatively affordable, meaning even patients with the lowest of financial statuses are able to receive adequate care. By helping to diagnose rare conditions that may be totally alien to you, this is a hugely unique and rewarding radiography placement. Click the green ‘INQUIRE NOW’ button on the top right to find out more today.
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