Communication is a fundamental skill in healthcare.
So it’s natural that you’d have concerns about travelling to a country whose language you don’t speak.
But you don’t need to worry – we’ll support you every step of the way.
You really don’t need to speak the language but knowing basically phases will help you in and out of the hospital.
Local English-speaking teams
Our private, fully-catered Work the World Houses are run by an experienced Project Leader and their team who are hired from the local community.
Why do we hire local people? Because who better to help you get to grips with your new environment than the people who understand the local culture. Our teams in-country also speak excellent English, so you get the best of both worlds.
From chatting about your day at the hospital to giving recommendations on where to get the best coffee in town, your Project Leader and team are happy to help.
Levels of English in the hospital
Learning a bit of the local language demonstrates you’re committed to your hospital experience. Even if you don’t get some of the phrases completely right, your mentors and other hospital staff will respect you for trying.
It’s also important to know that your mentors will speak English, as will some other members of hospital staff.