Project Sri Lanka Overview

Based in the city of Galle, you can observe the Sri Lankan healthcare system while you explore this beautiful, historic city on the Southwest Coast.

Students complete a minimum of 25 hours of hospital work experience shadowing experienced doctors and healthcare professionals. All students stay in our Medical Projects accommodation where they can spend the evening relaxing by the pool and chatting with friends in the garden. We recommend students join us for at least two weeks for Project Sri Lanka but the project can be booked in 1-4 week experiences depending on personal preference.

Hospital Work Experience 

Our main partner hospital in Galle is a government hospital with nearly 1600 beds! The hospital provides free healthcare for Sri Lankan citizens and is one of the busiest teaching hospitals in the south of the Island. Students will spend time in a number of different departments including an emergency treatment unit, maternity ward and paediatrics unit. We also work with two private hospitals, very popular with Sri Lanka’s growing middle class. Students will have the chance to experience both types of hospital, providing an invaluable insight into the Sri Lankan healthcare system.

Our students are accompanied to the hospitals each day by our local team, where they will be assigned to a doctor to shadow for the day. Our students complete 25 hours hospital work experience per week. We rotate students into a different department each day to ensure they experience as many medical cases as possible and gain an understanding of how a hospital functions. All our medical mentors are experienced teachers and speak English.

Below is a list of departments available for students' work experience during Project Sri Lanka:

  • Emergency

  • Radiology

  • Maternity

  • Paediatrics

  • Outpatient and inpatient

  • Dialysis

  • General surgery

  • Dental clinic

Weekly Course Structure

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Student Accommodation 

We hire private accommodation for all our students and staff. The accommodation is only a 10-minute drive journey to the hospitals and 15-minutes by tuk-tuk to the town centre. The house features large gardens and a private swimming pool; so you can make the most of the tropical weather!

Students will stay in twin or triple rooms, with western style bathrooms. Our staff also stay at the same accommodation and we always have a female member of staff on duty at night. Breakfast and dinner are included each day, with a mix of Sri Lankan food and western meals. 

Social Activities 

Although delivering an amazing learning experience is our main focus we also understand students want to socialise and explore with their free time. Our team have a variety of optional excursions and socials to ensure students make the most of their time in Sri Lanka. During free time, students can opt to visit a Turtle Sanctuary to release baby turtles into the sea, do a tour of Galle Fort, and visit local temples, markets, and beaches. 


Course Summary

Course Name: Project Sri Lanka

Duration: 1 - 4 weeks

Placements Available:

  • Pre-Medical

  • Pre-Dental

  • Pre-Nursing

  • Pre-Midwifery

Overseas Student Advisor: Amy Hooper


Course Fees

Each course requires a £290 registration fee to book your chosen dates. The balance payments are as follows:

  • 1 week - £895

  • 2 weeks - £1395

  • 3 weeks - £1895

  • 4 weeks - £2395

The registration fee is in addition to the balance payment. 

Additional Costs:

Students are required to book their own flights. Travel visas, vaccinations and spending money are also not included.

Download Project Sri Lanka Booklet

Course Dates:

2018/2019 Academic Year:

  • 7th April - 13th April 2019 (Fully Booked)

  • 14th April - 20th April 2019 (Fully Booked)

  • 26th May - 1st June 2019 (Fully Booked)

  • 14th July - 20th July 2019

  • 21st July - 27th July 2019

  • 28th July - 3rd August 2019

  • 4th August - 10th August 2019

  • 11th August - 17th August 2019 (Fully Booked)

  • 18th August - 24th August 2019 (Fully Booked)

2019/2020 Academic Year:

  • 20th October - 26th October 2019

  • 27th October - 2nd November 2019

  • 16th February - 22nd February 2020

  • 23rd February - 29th February 2020

  • 5th April - 11th April 2020

  • 12th April - 18th April 2020

  • 5th July - 11th July 2020

  • 12th July - 18th July 2020

  • 19th July - 25th July 2020

  • 26th July - 1st August 2020

  • 2nd August - 8th August 2020

  • 9th August - 15th August 2020

Ready to apply?

Simply complete the online application form here:

Proud AWARD WINNERS AT the British Youth Travel awards 2018 FOR Best educational Product

Proud AWARD WINNERS AT the British Youth Travel awards 2018 FOR Best educational Product