During your nursing internship in Kandy, you can expect to gain knowledge from a number of local specialists, experience a range of different departments, and engage with rare and unfamiliar cases such as dengue fever, tuberculosis, and other advanced conditions. Once the working day, or week, has come to an end, you'll have the chance to spot jaguars and leopards on a local safari, go white water rafting, and more. Read what our students think below!

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Bree Turner

Queensland University of Technology 2013

Nursing, Sri Lanka Kandy

I was able to combine my passions for nursing and travel. I learnt so much that I came home inspired and dreaming of my next Work the World placement!

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Emily Hetherington

University of Manchester 2012

Nursing, Sri Lanka Kandy

Placement was such a great experience. I learnt skills during my time on all three wards that university could never teach me. The one thing I regret not doing was the Ayurvedic week, all my friends came back from going and said it was the best thing they did. If I had my trip again I would have gone there 100%.

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Isobel Watton

University of Birmingham 2012

Nursing, Sri Lanka Kandy

Culture was also evident in the day to day running of the general hospital, as although there are similarities between UK nursing and Sri Lankan nursing there were also differences. For example, instead of just doing IV’s for your patients, you had one nurse doing all of the IV’s.

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