Working in oncology, ICU, OBG, general medicine and general surgery are all possible on placement in Kandy. You’ll gain unique insight into the challenges and resourceful nature of staff in a low-resource, developing country. During your time off you can explore UNESCO World Heritage sites, go on elephant safaris, and visit ancient sites of civilisation. Read what our students think below!

Murray, Laura


Sarah Borg

University of Adelaide 2012

Medical, Sri Lanka Kandy

A month before we were meant to leave our independently organised elective was cancelled. We called Work the World and they arranged electives in our chosen fields around our flight dates.

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