Hue is one of Vietnam’s most lively cities. You’ll find adventure around every corner and have the chance to immerse yourself in local culture. From Hue, you can explore national parks, experience Vietnamese nightlife in the coastal cities, kick back on tropical beaches… there’s more to do than you’ll have time for.
- Head to postcard-perfect Halong Bay for sun, sea and sand
- Hike Bach Ma National Park for natural springs, waterfalls and wildlife
- Travel to Hanoi's Old Quarter for the ultimate Bun Cha noodle soup
- Cruise along the Perfume River aboard a local dragon boat
- Take the train through the mountains to the neighbouring town of Da Nang
The Work The World House
The Work the World house plays an enormous role in your overseas experience. You can think of it as your home from home.
You'll live with other healthcare students from around the world, so the houses have a lively, social atmosphere.
Our house in Hue is an oasis of calm, offering a break from the excitement of the city. The garden is beautiful, with a stream, an ancient wishing well, and a swimming pool to cool off in.
You’ll find the house in central Hue — it’s within walking distance of the Imperial City. Cross the nearby bridge over the Perfume River and you’ll find Hue’s best bars, markets, temples, and street food vendors.
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
Before your internship starts, you’ll go with our team in an informal tour of your placement hospital. This is so you can meet your supervisors and get a feel for the new clinical environment.
The team will pay you regular visits in the hospital throughout your placement. This helps make sure everything is running smoothly.
We’ll tell you about your supervisors before you meet them. Aim to build rapport with them and they’ll reveal what the local system is like from the perspective of a local practitioner.
We’ve got all bases covered, offering you support at every level throughout your clinical internship.
Internships in Hue
VILLAGE HEALTHCARE WEEK
At the end of your city-based internship, if you undertake this additional week in a rural setting, you’ll see a different side of healthcare in Vietnam. Alongside your official Work the World guide and interpreter, you’ll spend mornings in the local clinic, learning how local staff employ resourcefulness to get around a lack of equipment. We fill your afternoons with cultural activities, fully immersing you in the rural way of life. You’ll learn local traditions through participation, cooking regional specialities, and much more.
"I learnt so much both in my practical skills, care and compassion and ability to problem solve."
Chloe Dooley, Cardiff University 2020Read more
"Limited to a gym with little equipment, generating treatment ideas was a challenge."
Emily Moules, Teesside University 2019Read more
"There were many opportunities to learn new things throughout my placement."
Jacqueline Rhodes, University of Portsmouth 2019Read more
"There were always different students in the house so there were lots of like-minded people!"
Abigail Butchers, London South Bank University 2019Read more
"The opportunity to travel around Vietnam was a great addition to my elective placement."
Alice Weaver, Keele University 2019Read more
What healthcare disciplines do Work the World cater for?
Work the World organize short-term educational healthcare internships for the following disciplines: 1. Nursing and Midwifery 2. Medical 3. Physical Therapy 4. Radiology 5. Pharmacy 6. Dentistry 7. Occupational Therapy 8. Paramedicine
WHAT IS THE WORK THE WORLD HOUSE LIKE IN VIETNAM?
Our house in Hue offers a peaceful retreat from the bustle of the city. The garden is beautiful, with a stream, an ancient wishing well, and a swimming pool. The house is located in the centre of the Hue, within walking distance of the famous imperial city.
WHAT TRAVELLING OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE FOR ME WHILST I’M IN VIETNAM?
Hue is one of Vietnam’s most lively cities. You’ll find adventure around every corner and have the chance to immerse yourself in local culture. You can explore national parks, experience Vietnamese nightlife in the coastal cities and kick back on tropical beaches.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO DO A WORK THE WORLD INTERNSHIP?
Costs vary depending on where you go and the duration. Details of inclusions and costs can be found here.