Merida is a city rich in culture and you’ll have the chance to see everything from Mayan temples to mariachi bands. And when you want a break from the bustle, head to the paradise beaches stretching along the east coast. If you’re after an authentic Latin American experience, you won’t find anywhere more memorable than Mexico.
- Head to Cancun and nearby Progreso for beaches and nightlife
- Visit Chichen Itza’s awe inspiring Mayan temple ruins
- Dive or snorkel in beautiful underwater ‘cenote’ caves
- Join in some of the many festivals taking place across the city
- Visit Celestun — a stunning nature reserve populated by flamingos
The Work The World House
A big part of your experience overseas is living in the Work the World house. The house feels like your home from home. Living with other healthcare students from all over the world gives the house a social feel.
Our house in Merida is in the heart of one of the city’s up-and-coming suburban districts. The building is open, light and airy, boasting modern architecture and design throughout.
There’s even an outdoor pool. It’s easy to access Merida’s famous city centre, which has all the typical fare you’d expect from an affluent Mexican city — mariachi bands playing in the plazas, museums, bars and restaurants for evenings out.
Of course, you can also take a short taxi ride to find tropical shoreline where you can sip cocktails as you gaze out over the Gulf of Mexico.
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, accommodaing 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 extra peace of mind
Support in the Hospital
Our team in Merida will take you on an informal visit to your hospital before your internship starts. The idea is for you to meet your supervisors and other departments, helping you settle in.
Our team in Merida have a strong presence in our partner hospital. They’ll visit you a few times while you’re in the hospital to make sure everything is running smoothly.
We’ll assign your hospital supervisors before placement begins. Spend some time building rapport, and staff will offer up insider knowledge that only a local practitioner can.
In short, we offer support all the way through your clinical internship, as and when you need it.
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Internships in Merida
INTENSIVE SPANISH COURSE
This week-long Spanish course is designed to help you get even more from your trip to Mexico. If you want a more immersive experience - this course is for you. You'll start the week before your placement, enjoying all the benefits of living in the Work the World house. The lessons themselves are catered to your clinical discipline, but you’ll also learn useful day-to-day phrases in both one-to-one and group sessions.
"Travelling alone for the first time gave me so much more confidence and independence."
Niamh Corry, University of Liverpool 2019Read more
"I got an in-depth look at how economic circumstances can affect the quality of surgery for patients."
Sophie Hodson, Hull York Medical School 2019Read more
"We had so many opportunities to observe a variety of different procedures."
Claudia Leney, University of Surrey 2019Read more
"Discussing auditory cues for a patient with mid-stage Parkinson’s disease was a highlight."
Rebecca Townsend, University of East London 2019Read more
"Having completed the course I was a lot more aware of what was happening during ward rounds and in emergency situations, which I maximised my learning."
Holly Spence - Intensive Spanish Course, University of Edinburgh 2019Read more