Sri Lanka

A journey you will never forget!

Sri Lanka at a glance

If you are looking for an unforgettable nursing internship, clinical traineeship or PJ in the medical field, Sri Lanka is a great destination.

The internships, clinical traineeships and the PJ always start on Mondays and offer a variety of specialties in which you can gain valuable experience and expand your medical knowledge.

This includes subject areas such as:

  • Neurosurgery 🧠
  • Orthopaedics 🩺
  • General and Visceral Surgery 🏥
  • Vascular and transplant surgery 🩸
  • plastic surgery 💉
  • oncological surgery 🩲
  • as well as gynaecology, nephrology, paediatric cardiology, psychiatry and many more.

A special highlight are the regular kidney transplants, where you can watch and, depending on your level of knowledge and experience, assist. The students are excellently looked after during their stay at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital, also through the regular medical discussions with our supervising doctor Dr. Javindu. He visits the participants once a week in the travel4med accommodation and discusses with them exciting medical topics relevant to the medical profession in a relaxed atmosphere.

(Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that everyone will have the opportunity to see a kidney transplant as the hospital cannot predict cases. Especially in transplant surgery, there is a possibility that procedures may have to be cancelled due to minimal infections or unforeseen circumstances).

Next Start of journey

from €1,480

Available Places
max. 30

> 15 days


Completed her nursing internship for 30 days in Sri-Lanka.

Hey, I'm Louisa and I'm studying dentistry in Düsseldorf! Together with 17 other fellow students, we flew to Sri Lanka as a group in 2022 to complete our nursing internship. We had the opportunity to get a taste of different departments and all stayed together in a beautiful accommodation, 5 minutes away from the beach by tuk tuk! I can really recommend the trip via travel4med to everyone, for me it was a unique and unforgettable experience!

Interesting facts about Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, located southeast of India. With an area of about 65,610 square kilometres and a population of over 21 million people, it is one of the most populous countries in South Asia.

The capital of Sri Lanka is Colombo and the official language is Sinhala, although Tamil and English are also widely spoken. The country has a rich history dating back to ancient times. There are many historical sites and monuments to visit, including the ancient city of Anuradhapura, the fortress of Sigiriya and the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy.

Sri Lanka's landscape is very diverse, ranging from vast beaches and tropical forests to the mountains of the central plateau. The country is also known for its abundant wildlife, including elephants, leopards, monkeys and many species of birds. There are many national parks and nature reserves. Here you can see the rich wildlife of Sri Lanka.

In recent years, Sri Lanka has seen an increase in tourism and has become a popular destination for visitors from all over the world. The hospitality of the locals, the beauty of the landscape and the country's rich culture make it a worthwhile destination for travellers who want to explore the unknown.

Your accommodation in Sri Lanka

Stay with all the other interns in the beautiful travel4med villa!

🏊🏼‍♂️ Pool


🧺 Washing service

🌮 2-3 meals

What to expect at the hospital.

Your nursing internship, your clinical traineeship or your PJ always starts on Mondays. On the first day, the day begins as follows:

  • Getting to know each other & hospital tour
  • Introduction & allocation to your departments

Exciting cases and operations await you every weekday:

  • Monday: urological operations
  • Tuesday: neurosurgical operations
  • Wednesday: oncological operations
  • Thursday: Emergency surgery & transplant surgery
  • Friday: Emergency surgery & general surgery

By tuk-tuk to the beach 🏝️

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