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.

The Work The World House

The Work the World house is a big part of your experience in Vietnam, and your home away from home. 

What's more, you'll live with other healthcare students and graduates from all over the world, giving the house a social atmosphere.

The house is located in a lively tourist district in the centre of Hue and is within walking distance of the famous imperial city.

Some of the city’s best bars, markets, temples, and street food vendors are a stone's throw from your front door.

The house itself offers a peaceful retreat from the bustle of the city, with a beautiful garden and a swimming pool for good measure.

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In-Country Team

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.

Healthcare Internships in Vietnam

Internships in Hue

Medical Internships

On your medical internship in Vietnam, you'll spend time in a university teaching hospital that delivers exceptional clinical experience. You can gain experience in an impressive number of departments; reproductive endocrinology and infertility, cardiovascular, DSA, oncology, and gastrointestinal endoscopy are all open to you. Seeing how traditional Vietnamese medicine complements contemporary practices will also be a highlight. If you're after a medical internship in Asia, Hue is an excellent option.


Nursing Internships

The range of departments you can spend time in is broad; the ED, psychiatry, oncology, gastrointestinal endoscopy, and the reproductive endocrinology and infertility centre to name a few. The institution we’re partnered with is a university teaching hospital. If you have an interest in seeing how traditional Vietnamese medicine is used alongside some of the more contemporary practises, the Vietnamese traditional medicine department is also an option.


Midwifery Internships

You’ll learn from both qualified midwives and midwifery students in the hospital’s OBG department attending live births, and getting involved in both prenatal and postnatal care. We’re partnered with a large university teaching hospital which allows us to offer an exceptional level of clinical experience. You’ll see how local professionals have adapted techniques and practises to get around the limitations a lack of resources places on the delivery of care.


Physical Therapy Internships

Staff in the rehabilitation department have decades of experience coaching physical therapy students like you. Alongside these professionals, you can help to rehabilitate patients with all manner of conditions. You can also gain uncommon insight into the lasting effects chemical weaponry has on paediatric spina bifida patients, generations after its use in the Vietnam War. This is a unique opportunity to learn how patients are rehabilitated despite a lack of modern equipment.


Paramedicine Internships

When it comes to paramedicine internships abroad, Vietnam offers unique experiences. Traditional medicine is built right into the healthcare system here, so you’ll see how modern practises complement traditional approaches. You’ll also see RTAs, trauma, and unfamiliar diseases in our partner hospital’s ED. A number of patients travel in from Vietnam’s more rural areas, so there’s equal variety in the patient demographic.

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Radiology Internships

Our partner institution in Hue is a university teaching hospital, which allows us to create exceptional learning experiences. The hospital isn’t as well funded as you might be used to. Much of the equipment is out of date, and some technologies common in American hospitals are entirely absent. However, local staff work tirelessly to make up for the lack of equipment. Their ultimate aim is to deliver adequate care. Exposure to these challenges will help you develop a level of resourcefulness that few of your peers possess.


Pharmacy Internships

Undertaking a pharmacy internship in our partner hospital will bring to light the ways in which poor funding limits the delivery of care. This resources gap is particularly notable when it comes to pharmacy. Many drugs have a limited supply, while others are entirely unavailable. This has an obvious impact on staff’s ability to treat patients effectively. Observing how traditional Vietnamese medicine is used in conjunction with contemporary practices will be a highlight.



Deepen your experience in Vietnam by spending a week living with a local family in a riverside village surrounded by rice paddies.

You’ll spend your mornings in the local healthcare centre where you’ll see how staff use traditional medicine alongside modern practices. Hop on the river ferry one morning and you can visit the district hospital to see how secondary care is delivered.

Each afternoon presents you with a new adventure - cycle to a nearby beach through stunning tropical landscapes, try your hand at the ancient craft of kite making, learn about centuries-old farming and fishing techniques, and more.


"You experience the cultural differences first-hand and quickly develop professional relationships with local staff"

Joseph Shaw, University of Nottingham 2024

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"If you are ever considering embarking on a healthcare experience in another country, do it you won’t regret it…"

Alana Clark, James Cook University 2024

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"I spent many hours in the operating theatre watching and participating in extremely complex cardiac surgeries, an opportunity I would not have been afforded as a student back home."

Tiana Di Stasi, Griffith University 2023

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"Throughout my placement, I was able to engage with Vietnamese medical students who were fascinated to hear about my medical education as well learning more about theirs".

Eleanor Buck , St George's, University of London 2023

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"I learnt so much both in my practical skills, care and compassion and ability to problem solve."

Chloe Dooley, Cardiff University 2020

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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 9. Biomedical Science


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 Hue, within walking distance of the famous imperial city.


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.


Costs vary depending on where you go and the duration. Details of inclusions and costs can be found here