Internships in Anuradhapura
- Spot endangered wildlife on safari in the national parks
- Explore the city’s ancient Buddhist Temples and stupas
- Go tea picking in the region’s vast and beautiful plantations
- Take a hot air balloon ride over the jungles of Dambulla
- Relax on unspoiled, white sand beaches
The Work The World House
The Anuradhapura house will be one of the central pillars of your experience in Anuradhapura — it will be like your home from home. You'll share the house with other healthcare students from all over the world and this gives the house a social atmosphere.
You’ll find the house on a tree-lined street in a peaceful Sri Lankan neighbourhood. Whether you want to cycle around the ancient city ruins, or go for drinks in the evening, you can easily access all of the best places in Anuradhapura.
The house itself has a chilled-out vibe — after placement you can climb into a hammock up on the rooftop and soak up some sun.
Or if you prefer, you can stroll down the street and jump into the local hotel pool, then enjoy a few drinks at their bar when the sun goes down.
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
To help you settle in, our in-country team will show you around the hospital before your internship starts. You get to meet relevant department staff and your supervisors then take a tour so you can find your way around.
The team will then continue to visit you while on placement. This is just to make sure the experience is living up to your expectations and you’re getting what you need.
Before your internship starts, we’ll assign your hospital supervisors. Spend time getting to know them and, they’ll offer a perspective on the Sri Lankan healthcare system that is only they can.
The bottom line? We’ve got you covered, supporting you all the way through your internship at every level.
- 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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Sri Lanka Anuradhapura
After your internship in the city, you can spend this optional week in a village learning about ancient Sri Lankan medicine. Each morning, you’ll head to the forest clinic where you’ll learn the ancient art of Ayurveda. The local Ayurveda specialist is considered a skilled healer, internationally. People come from all over the world to seek treatment here. The doctor’s expertise lies in creating topical and ingestible medicines from plants and barks found in the forest. Each afternoon, you’ll take part in cultural activities such as canoe trips through the jungle, ox and cart rides, wild elephant safaris and full body massages at Ayurvedic spas.
"In rural areas, people sought care from their local Ayurvedic clinic rather than a hospital."
Gerald Kamta, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine 2018Read more
"It was a real culture shock... I found it pretty shocking to see 2 patients being treated in theatre at the same time".
Claire Webb, University of Brighton 2018Read more
"In some wards there were two patients to a bed. Sometimes there were patients on the floor."
Olivia Ritchie, Glasgow Caledonian University 2018Read more
"The lack of privacy and confidentiality offered to patients was a shock..."
Faizah Jamil, University of Birmingham 2018Read more
"I even attended a clinic at a local prison with the hospital’s Psychiatric Consultant."
Bethan Mcelroy, Anglia Ruskin University 2018Read more