Internships in Kathmandu
- Discover ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples
- Party in the bars and clubs in the Thamel district
- Paraglide through snowy mountain peaks
- Hike through the majestic Himalayas
- Take a leap off Asia's tallest bungee jump
The Work The World House
The Work the World house in Kathmandu will be the central hub of your experience. The best way to think of it is as your home from home. The house has a social atmosphere, as you’ll share the house with fellow healthcare students from around the world.
You’ll find the Kathmandu house a short distance away from Thamel — a maze of winding lanes with more shops, bars, and restaurants than you’ll have time to visit.
The house itself is set in a relaxed residential area and a great place to retreat from the bustle of the city. You’ll enjoy breathtaking panoramas of Kathmandu Valley from the rooftop terrace.
This area is also an amazing jumping-off point for adventure trips like paragliding and trekking into the Himalayas.
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 you start, our Kathmandu team will take you on an informal visit to your internship hospital. They’ll introduce you to your supervisors and other department staff, while taking you on a tour of the grounds.
Our team will continue to visit you during your placement. This helps ensure your experience continually meets your expectations throughout.
We will inform you who your supervisors are before your internship. They key is building trust such that they provide insight that you can only get from local staff.
In the simplest possible terms, we offer support in every area throughout your clinical placement.
- Supervised hospital placement
- Private catered accommodation
- Dedicated placement coordinator
- 24/7 in-country team
- Language lessons
- Airport pickup
*Prices below are in addition to a $400 registration fee.
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VILLAGE HEALTHCARE WEEK
After your internship in Kathmandu, you can spend an optional week in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. You’ll live with a host family among the Gurung tribe, learning about rural life in the mountains. You’ll spend your mornings learning about healthcare in the village’s health post. The health post has even fewer resources than our city-based partner hospitals, this makes treating patients here that much more of a challenge. In the afternoons you’ll immerse yourself in local culture, enjoying temple walks, cooking lessons, fishing, milking buffalo and paying a visit to the village shaman.
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The doctors and nurses are supremely knowledgeable and excellent teachers.
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