Phnom Penh Highlights

  • Discover the famous vine-clad temples of Angkor Wat
  • Boat to Koh Rong island for spotless white sands and crystal seas
  • Browse trinkets, brands, and crafts at the Russian Market
  • Venture deep into the Cardamom Mountains’ lush jungle
  • Spot sun bears and leopards in Botum Sakor National Park


  • Our famous internship tailoring service
  • Supervised clinical experience
  • Extensive pre-departure preparation
  • Support from in-country teams, 24/7
  • Private, spacious, catered housing
  • Free local language lessons

Phnom Penh and beyond

Cambodia’s ancient capital — Phnom Penh — provides an intoxicating glimpse of Southeast Asian culture. Colorful boats adorn the mighty Mekong River, Buddhist monks in saffron silk chant prayers, ancient temples lie hidden in the jungles, and the fragrance of local cuisine make a rich feast for the senses. The city isn't without its modernities —  bars and clubs make for exciting nightlife, and cinemas-come-restaurants sprawl out into the streets come sun-down. Outside Phnom Penh you’ll find pristine coastline, forested mountains, and national parks that leopards, elephants, and sun bears call home.

National Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

home away from home

Once you’ve landed in Cambodia, our specialist in-country team will pick you up from the airport and take you to the private, catered Work the World house. Our team is made up of local people who know Phnom Penh like the back of their hand, and are there to support you throughout your entire internship experience. Our in-house chef will be on hand to create Cambodian specialties alongside comforts from home, and whether you have dietary needs, or are vegetarian or vegan, we’ll create meals to suit you.



In addition to your clinical internship in Phnom Penh, we recommend complimenting your time in the city with a week living in the heart of rural Cambodia. While living with a local host family, you’ll learn the Cambodian way of life and encounter traditional culture in full swing — whether that’s learning to cook Southeast Asian specialities, or hiking to temples deep in the jungle. In the morning you’ll work in a rural health post, from which you’ll assist in the treatment of village people from the surrounding areas. Many of the cases you’ll see will be advanced.

Placements in Phnom Penh - Cambodia

Whittle, Stephanie

Case Study

"I encountered a lot of interesting cases that were at much more advanced stages than I’ve seen in Australia. Patients wouldn’t even know they were sick until things became quite severe".

Stephanie Whittle, Monash University 2017

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McCreesh, Claire

Case Study

"During rounds, we observed patients who had been there for several months due to complications with infection — one person we met had been at the hospital for five years!"

Claire McCreesh and Laura Owens, Liverpool John Moores University 2017

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