Phnom Penh and beyond
- Phnom Penh is… “The exciting Cambodian capital, with a riverside location and bustling markets.”
- Venture the sprawling Russian Market and shop for clothes and handicrafts
- Visit the stunning ruins of Angkor Wat
- Look forward to white sands, clear seas and parties on the island of Koh Rong
- Talkative, energetic, and full of fascinating stories, the city’s diverse population comes from far and wide
- Village Healthcare Week: A contrast to your time in Phnom Penh, a week in a Khmer village gives you experience of rural culture and healthcare
Accommodation and team
Close to the center of Phnom Penh, our Work the World house is set in a friendly residential area. We have a large balcony and a dining space on the first floor, plus several other spaces to chill-out within the house and grounds. Outside, our garden is a great place to relax after a day on placement, or have fun at our weekly barbecue nights.
Overseeing everything at the house is our Phnom Penh Program Manager. Along with an assistant, they are available for support, 24/7. The rest of the team includes our housekeeper, and our excellent chef who provides two meals a day. Twice a week, you’ll meet our local language teacher who hosts group lessons at the house.
VILLAGE HEALTHCARE WEEK
Completely different to your city-based clinical internship in Cambodia, a week in a Khmer village gives you the opportunity to live and work with a rural Cambodian community.
You’ll be drawing on your skills at a rural healthcare post in the mornings. Here, cases may be more advanced than the city, and resources will be far more limited. In the afternoons, you’ll be encouraged to try things like weaving, rice farming, receive Buddhist blessings, and traditional Khmer cooking, as well visiting the local Hindu temple and nearby wildlife rescue center. This experience really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Placements in Phnom Penh - Cambodia
There were no epidurals, and limited anaesthesia during labour.
Taiwo Dada, University of East Anglia 2018Read more
"Seeing what Cambodian staff and patients had to deal with led me to a greater appreciation of the NHS"
Jessica Everett, University of Cumbria 2018Read more
"It was everything I imagined the experience to be and more."
Cassie Wong, University of Sydney 2018Read more
"I actually saw more variety in the village clinic than I did in the city hospital."
Holly Steiger, Robert Gordon University 2018Read more
"I had the best 3 weeks of my life, and I cannot wait to do it all over again."
Amber Sheldon, University of East Anglia 2018Read more