Sri Lanka Highlights

  • Ride elephants on safari
  • Lively town center with bars, restaurants and street food
  • Canopy walk in the tea plantations
  • Temple that is said to hold the Buddha's tooth
  • Stunning beaches for water sports including diving

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Kandy and Beyond

Sri Lanka, an island off the southern tip of India, is a land of great beauty and rich in culture. Our base in Kandy is in a very central location. Bars and restaurants, cake shops, markets, coffee shops and more can be found in the town, as can the street food vendors selling spicy local delicacies. If you’re keen to explore you’ll find adventures aplenty. You can head over to the nearby elephant orphanage, or go on safari to see leopards, elephants, jaguars and more. Trekking into the hills is fun too; just remember to pack your walking shoes. You can also take a stroll through the canopies of the tea plantations, or head to golden beaches for the water sports, diving, or simply to soak up the sun.

home away from home

When you land at the airport our team will be there to meet you with open arms. You’ll then be taken to the comfort of our private property in the city of Kandy. The house is open and airy, meaning plenty of space to find peace and quiet. The rooftop patio is where we host our famous weekly barbecues (be sure to look out for monkeys sprinting across the rooftops below). While you’re with us our ground teams will be on call to support you for the duration of your internship in Sri Lanka. Our skilled caterer will prepare your breakfast and dinner, taking into account any special dietary requirements you might have. To make sure you feel completely safe, our trained security guard watches over the house day and night, making it the perfect base for our internships in Sri Lanka.

electives in kandy sri lanka

ADD-ON: Ayurvedic Experience

Sri Lanka is the only location in our portfolio that offers this one-off experience. In a remote village, accompanied by a guide, you’ll learn the ancient art of Ayurveda, or ‘tree medicine’, from a master healer. As with add-ons in our other destinations, you’ll live with a host family for the duration of your stay. You’ll work with a traditional Ayurveda healer who has knowledge that has been passed down for generations. You will help him diagnose and treat ailments, and learn how to create Ayurveda medicines from plants and barks found in the jungle. This is the perfect complement for all Sri Lanka internships. In the afternoons you’ll take ox and cart rides, visit Ayurveda spas for full body massages, swim in the nearby lake at sunset, and a whole lot more.

Joanne's Review of her Nursing Elective in Sri Lanka

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Do not hesitate or make excuses. If you want to have the time of your life, get it booked

Joanne Yates, University of Central Lancashire 2014

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TRAVEL

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Sri Lanka is a vibrant and welcoming country and I will definitely be coming back to visit in the future!

Grace Stevens, University of Central Lancashire 2014

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Emma's Review of her Nurse Internship in Sri Lanka

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At the end of the day I walked back to the house feeling amazing because I had done something that I actually felt had made a difference

Emma Duckers, De Montfort University 2014

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Dambulla Cave in Sri Lanka

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I watched one surgery after the other, the registrars literally don't sleep at all!

Constanza Morales, Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas 2014

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Alyssa's Review of her Nursing Placement in Sri Lanka

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Every day I find myself returning back to colorful and exciting memories and images of this trip

Alyssa Weissinger , D'Youville College 2014

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Electives in Sri Lanka - Kandy

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