Project Sri Lanka Overview

Based in the capital city of Colombo, you can observe the Sri Lankan healthcare system while you explore this modern and vibrant city.

Students complete a minimum of 25 hours of hospital work experience shadowing experienced doctors and healthcare professionals. All students stay in our own Medical Projects accommodation where they can spend the evening relaxing on the roof terrace and making friends. 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 partner hospital in Colombo is a private hospital specialising in surgical procedures.  Our students are accompanied to the hospital 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:

  • General Surgery

  • Plastic Surgery

  • Cardiology

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

  • Oncology

  • Orthopaedics

  • Dental Clinic

  • Intensive Care Unit

Weekly Course Structure

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Student Accommodation 

We hire private accommodation for all our students and staff. Only a five minute walk from the beach, and featuring a social area on the roof terrace you can make the most of the tropical weather!

Students will stay in dorm-style 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 include a tour of Colombo, visits to local temples and markets, and local museums. 


Course Summary

Course Name: Project Sri Lanka

Duration: 1 - 4 weeks

Placements Available:

  • Pre-Medical

  • Pre-Dental

  • Pre-Nursing

UK Student Advisor: Eleanor Garrick


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:

  • 10th February - 16th February 2019 (Fully Booked)

  • 17th February - 23rd February 2019 (Fully Booked)

  • 7th April - 13th April 2019

  • 14th April - 20th April 2019

  • 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

  • 18th August - 24th August 2019 

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