Sri Lanka Medical & Healthcare Journey with Rebecca Dean

      Colombo, Sri Lanka

      NJ
      Nanda Journeys
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      47 reviews
      Nov 6 - 14, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 20
      Sri Lanka Medical & Healthcare Journey with Rebecca Dean
      Colombo, Sri Lanka

      Nanda Journeys
      • Email address verified
      47 reviews

      Nov 6 - 14, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 20

      About this trip

      Our Introduction to Healthcare & Medical Systems Journey will take you to Sri Lanka for a unique career enrichment experience! Explore Sri Lanka's rich cultural heritage (including art, dance, music, cuisine, architecture, beliefs and religion, language, communication) as you learn about their healthcare delivery system. Meet with Professors at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Colombo and discuss the similarities and differences between the US and Sri Lankan education system. Also meet with professors at Sri Lanka’s oldest University, Perdeniya, to discuss the universal health system and its funding. In addition to the career enrichment opportunities, you will take a  jeep safari to observe the largest elephant population in the world. Visit Buddhism shrines dating back to 3rd century B.C. Explore the Dambulla Cave Temples and Temple of the Tooth and participate in a local cooking class and enjoy your home cooked creation in the adjoining paddy field. Giving back is an important part of your journey, spend time with staff and students at rural school. 


       ***8 CME contact hours will be sought for this journey***


      DOWNLOAD DAILY ITINERARY HERE 

      DOWNLOAD OPTIONAL EXTENSION HERE


      Why Nanda Journeys

      "It's all about customer service. Tapping the knowledge, expertise and communication capability of a Nanda Journeys means our group gets expert advice, customized to our interests, knows what to expect each step of the way, gets answers and help on all those impossible exceptions that crop up, and returns from the adventure having an experience that lasts a lifetime…and craving even more.”  G. Crispin - Business Owner


      Read more about what people are saying about Nanda Journeys HERE

      What’s included

      • Airfare
        Roundtrip economy airfare from Los Angeles
      • Hotel Accommodations
        4 & 5* Star Boutique Accommodations
      • Most Meals
        Breakfast and Lunch daily, 4 Dinners as outlined in the daily itinerary
      • Professional Meetings
        10-20 hours of professional exchanges with your counterparts in host country
      • Entrance Fees
        All entrance fees and activities mentioned
      • National Guide
        English speaking guide to stay with you throughout the program
      • Local Guides
        Local Guides who will provide specialized local knowledge throughout the journey
      • Private local transport
        Private motor coach and driver
      • 24/7 Travel Support
        Nanda Journeys team support before, during and after travel. 24/7 during travel.
      • Unique itinerary
        Nanda Journeys has designed this program exclusively for Rebecca and her guests
      • Most Tips
        Tips for restaurants, local guides included

      What’s not included

      • Passport & Visas
        Passport application, renewal and visas are not included
      • Alcoholic Beverages
        Meals include soft drinks with alcoholic beverages being at your own personal expense
      • Meals
        Meals not mentioned in the program itinerary
      • Insurance
        Travel insurance is not included, but highly recommended. Nanda Journeys will provide recommendations
      • Tips
        Tips for national guide and hotel staff are not included. Suggested tipping $10-15 per day guide, $2-4 in room maid service.
      • Personal Items
        Any item purchased at the hotel or restaurant which is not mentioned in the daily itinerary

      Available Packages

      Shared Room with flights

      Pricing per person including airfare, shared room with twin or double bed. Please review Booking Terms & Conditions HERE  

      ** Nanda Journeys will endeavor to assist persons requesting a roommate, however, a shared room cannot be guaranteed. Participants will be contacted to confirm space in a shared occupancy room approx. 90 days prior to travel. If we are unsuccessful in finding a suitable roommate, the enrollee will be invoiced the applicable single supplement **

      $5,999
      Deposit: $500
      Single Room with flights

      Pricing per person including airfare and single room. Please review Booking Terms & Conditions   HERE  

      $7,198
      Deposit: $500
      Shared Room Land Only

      By Selecting this option you are electing to book your own flights.Please review Booking Terms & Conditions HERE  

      ** Nanda Journeys will endeavor to assist persons requesting a roommate, however, a shared room cannot be guaranteed. Participants will be contacted to confirm space in a shared occupancy room approx. 90 days prior to travel. If we are unsuccessful in finding a suitable roommate, the enrollee will be invoiced the applicable single supplement **

      $4,999
      Deposit: $500
      Single Room Land Only

       By Selecting this option you are electing to book your own flights.Please review Booking Terms & Conditions  HERE  

      $6,198
      Deposit: $500

      Available options



      Itinerary

      Daily Itinerary
      Program Highlights and PDF Download

      Our Introduction to Healthcare & Medical Systems Journey will take you to Sri Lanka for a unique career enrichment experience! Explore Sri Lanka's rich cultural heritage (including art, dance, music, cuisine, architecture, beliefs and religion, language, communication) as you learn about their healthcare delivery system. Meet with Professors at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Colombo and discuss the similarities and differences between the US and Sri Lankan education system. Also meet with professors at Sri Lanka’s oldest University, Perdeniya, to discuss the universal health system and its funding. In addition to the career enrichment opportunities, you will take a  jeep safari to observe the largest elephant population in the world. Visit Buddhism shrines dating back to 3rd century B.C. Explore the Dambulla Cave Temples and Temple of the Tooth and participate in a local cooking class and enjoy your home cooked creation in the adjoining paddy field. Giving back is an important part of your journey, spend time with staff and students at rural school. **8 CME contact hours will be sought for this journey**


      Download and save the daily itinerary HERE


      Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on availability of hotels, flights and hosting organizations at the time of finalization of booking. Comparable meetings and activities will be arranged should an itinerary change be necessary. 30 days before departure, a finalized itinerary will be available and reflect final details.
       

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      Nanda Journeys
      47 reviews
      Nanda Journeys offers theme-focused trips to global destinations that speak to your interests, bringing together travelers with purpose and passion to explore the world in an meaningful way. We create travel programs for the diverse, adventurous explorer united in a desire: to not only experience a destination, but to truly experience a culture & connect with its people, visiting unexplored, off-the-beaten path destinations, that provide an opportunity to give back, and make a meaningful difference in the communities they visit.

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      MM
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      By Maura M for UGANDA - Gorilla & Chimpanzee Safari and Community Immersion on Jun 13, 2024
      Maura, our wonderful Nanda advocate and dear friend. We are so happy to have been a part of this bucket list journey for you! Thank you for your kind words and for being a true global citizen and ambassador. I so enjoyed journeying with you and look forward to the next time. Nicola
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      By Nanda Journeys on Jan 26, 2024
      NJ
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      NJ
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