Transnational Education

4-Week Study Abroad Program

Join us for a 4-week study abroad program in Sri Lanka structured for BSc. Nursing and Biomedical Science Undergraduates. Organized by Amrak Institute and Durdans Hospital, the program fosters clinical expertise, cultural competence, networking and global awareness through a blend of clinical experiences and cultural immersion for the Nursing students , while BioMed students will emphasise more on Research and Development in various institutions, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies. Participate in enriching practices and workshops aimed at helping you achieve your professional goals. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and stunning scenery of Sri Lanka as you learn and grow. This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable skills and experiences while also exploring one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Nursing
Students
Week 1 & 2

Colombo

Week 3

Galle

Week 4

Kandy
Sigiriya
Mirissa

BioMed
Students
Week 1 & 2

Colombo

Week 3

Colombo
Kandy

Week 4

Galle
Sigiriya
Mirissa

Program Objectives

01

To develop essential clinical skills in a variety of settings

02

To learn about the local ecology and cultural heritage

03

To network with healthcare professionals from Sri Lanka

04

To foster cultural competence

Welcome to Amrak!

Arrive in Sri Lanka

Your arrival in Sri lanka, followed by a welcoming ceremony at the Amrak Institute of Medical Sciences and Durdans Hospital. Briefing about Sri Lanka, its culture, and a guide to respecting local traditions. Introduction to the local language (Sinhala or Tamil), Biomedical students will have exposure to the laboratory facilities and insight on various aspects of quality assurance, meanwhile the nursing students will have a more clinically oriented exposure at various departments in the hospital and highlight on skills such as leadership in nursing and rostering.

Nursing Students

Training at renown Government and Private hospitals, followed by Community-based healthcare delivery in

Biomedical Students

Visits to the Biomedical Institution and volunteering in projects in both Colombo and Kandy

Nursing Students

Community Health Clinics in the southern region of Sri Lanka & Training and exposure in Tropical medicine in Galle

Biomedical Students

Visits to Pharma industry and insight on manufacturing and maintenance. Sessions with Research Brainstorm with Amrak Students

Volunteer work in Galle and Sightseeing in Kandy, Sigiriya, and Mirissa
  • Guided tour of Kandy, visiting cultural sites such as the Temple of the Tooth Relic, Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.
  • followed by visit to Sigiriya: Visit the ancient rock fortress and engage with local health practitioners. Discussion on the impact of cultural heritage on local healthcare. ( Sigiriya & Dambulla Rock Temple)
  • Relaxation at Mirissa: Get an opportunity to volunteer and interact at various community health clinics and children’s orphanages and finally visit to Turtle Hatchery & Galle Fort.

Farewell ceremony, sharing of experiences and awarding of completion certificates

Student Life

Throughout this 4 week’s course, the students will have multiple activities arranged aimed to stimulate critical thinking and learn about Sri Lanka’s traditions and Culture.

Activities:

  • Mixer with Amrak Institute students.
  • Debrief sessions to reflect on daily activities.
  • Knowledge sharing with Amrak students
  • Karaoke night
  • Group movie session
  • Visits to museums, cultural art centers, and heritage centers.
  • Clinical role-playing sessions on how to treat Sri Lankan patients.
  • Outings to experience local Sri Lankan cuisine.
  • Games night (team building session)

Transnational Education - Team

Dr Gowin Sanjula

Project Lead

Esther Gracelyn

Student Life Manager

Thivera Chandrapala

Project Co-Lead

Program Cost

Nursing Students

£ 900

Biomedical Students

£ 1000

Housing & Utilities

Dormitory style 3 bedroom apartment with max. occupancy of #6 students will be provided during the program

Cultural Sites & Attractions

Cultural Sites cited in the itinerary will be covered as part of the Cost of the Program. This includes Tickets & Guided Tours.

Travel & Transport

Transport will be provided on program days including visits to Cultural Sites as cited in the Program Itenary.

Food & Drink

Lunch will be provided during program days with Lunch & Dinner provided during the week of Travel and Cultural Site Visits.

Exposure to Work

Costs associated with exposure to work in the State Teaching Hospitals & Private Hospitals - These costs are covered in the Program.