Lusaka is a city that lets you access a diversity of experiences — big game safaris, bustling markets, awe-inspiring waterfalls and more. Feeling adventurous? Trekking, whitewater rafting, and abseiling experiences are all on your doorstep. But it’s the welcoming Zambian people who’ll make this a trip to remember.
- Tour Zambian capital city’s lively craft markets
- Go whitewater rafting down the Zambezi River
- Get up close with hippo, lions, rhino, and giraffe
- Peer over the edge of the stunning Victoria Falls
- Visit Siavonga for lakeside beaches, boat rides and watersports
The Work The World House
You should think of the Work the World house as your home away from home while you’re in Lusaka. The house has a social buzz, as you’ll share the space with other healthcare students from around the world.
Our house in Lusaka is airy and bright. Both inside and out, there are plenty of spaces for you and your housemates to relax after placement.
The outdoor pool is perfect for a dip when you want to cool off. The Lusaka house is in a fantastic position — you can reach the city centre in no time at all.
There’s a significant expat population in Lusaka too, so there’s a huge range of lively bars and restaurants to choose from.
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, our team in Lusaka will take you to visit the hospital. Meeting department staff and supervisors, and taking a tour of the grounds will really help you settle in.
Our Lusaka team will continue to visit you throughout your placement. These visits ensure everything is running smoothly.
Senior hospital staff will supervise you for the duration of your internship. Show enthusiasm, and your supervisors will offer unique insight that only local professionals have the ability to do.
In short, we’ve got you covered. We offer support for the duration of your clinical internship as and when you need it.
Internships in Lusaka
VILLAGE HEALTHCARE WEEK
In addition to your city-based internship in Lusaka, you can spend this optional week in a village, getting authentic experience in rural Zambia. In the mornings, you’ll attend the village’s healthcare centre, helping to treat the local population. In the afternoons, you’ll get a lesson in local culture as you spend time engaging in all manner of activities — from learning how to cook local dishes, to exploring the stunning surroundings.
"In Zambia I spoke directly to patients about their illness and how it affected their lives."
Samantha Stanley, Auburn University 2019Read more
"There were boxes containing all kinds of medication – slightly out of date and slightly damaged."
Anne Mischke, University of Tennessee 2019Read more
"She said to me 'have two children, so I want to name one after you.'"
Maura Coughlin, Simmons University 2018Read more
"It was inspiring to see how hard the staff in Zambia worked to provide care."
Courtnie-Rae Toms, City University London 2020Read more
"The doctors were so knowledgeable and would encourage us to answer questions"
Deepthi Balaji, University of Liverpool 2019Read more