On placement 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!
I came home a different person and know it’s the best thing I’ve ever doneRead more
Work the World has offered us a insight into the healthcare system of a developing country, which has inspired us enormouslyRead more
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%.Read more
During the four weeks I tried surfing, white water rafting, safari in a national parkRead more
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.Read more
From my time in Kandy I really got to see the role of the Sri Lankan nurse in comparison to the UK.Read more
It was an incredible experience both as an elective placement and as a life experienceRead more