Your students' stay in a Work the World house includes:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Dedicated program team
  • Housekeeping
  • Language lessons
  • WiFi
  • 24/7 Security

Accommodation Overview

On one of our placements your students will live in a Work the World house with all the comforts of home.

Our private houses act as your students' home from home while they're with us overseas. The houses are accessible only to Work the World students and our staff team.

Each house has spacious single-sex bedrooms, bathrooms, lounges with comfy furniture, dining rooms, and a garden.

"Thanks to living in the Work the World house, I met and became close friends with other medical, nursing, and dentistry students from England, Ireland, France, Scotland, Canada, and the U.S. We traveled together at the weekends and explored the city of Kandy on weekday afternoons. Ten of us spent a weekend at the beaches in Trincomalee, snorkeling and swimming in the Bay of Bengal..." - Teresa Lynders, University of Connecticut 

WHO else will be in the house?

Your students will live with fellow students studying different healthcare disciplines all over the world. Living closely with such a diversity of disciplines will help you understand the people behind the skillsets.

They will all become well-acquainted with one another. They will travel to placement together, socialize together in the evenings, and organize weekend trips together.This is true whether they're travelling alone or as part of a group.

The breadth of clinical learning extends beyond the hospital. Anecdotes, comparisons, and collaborative discussion with housemates about global health will be invaluable to students development.

Students also find they need some alone time, and the houses are large enough that it’s easy for them to find space to decompress.


Breakfast and dinner are freshly prepared by our in-house catering teams. The teams are experienced and will prepare local delicacies and more familiar western-style dishes.

Lunch is either available at the house (depending on the student's placement schedule) or they can prepare something for themselves to take in — the cupboards and fridges are kept well stocked.

If students have food sensitivities, the catering team will accommodate their dietary requirements.

Your students will enjoy the weekly BBQ night, hosted in the grounds of the house.


Experienced, locally-hired in-country teams run our houses. Students will become most familiar with their in-country management team. Based in an office within the house, they go above and beyond to make sure your students are taken care of.

Each house has a housekeeper to make sure students' living space is clean and tidy. We also have 24-hour security teams in place for peace of mind. We even have a local language teacher come to the house twice-weekly to give lessons to the students.

"The Work the World house was definitely a home away from home. The entire team were friendly, hospitable, and would go above and beyond to help ensure each student had a positive experience. Everyone contributed to me having a very welcoming stay at the house and in the city." — Tyler Wagner, University of South Carolina

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