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
Phnom Penh and beyond
Our base in Cambodia’s time-worn capital — Phnom Penh — is home to Southeast Asian culture at its most striking. Brightly painted wooden boats adorn the banks of the Mekong River, Buddhist monks in saffron robes offer prayers, and the aromas of local cuisines provide an intoxicating feast for the senses. The capital isn't without its modernities, however — bars and clubs spring to life, and traditional restaurants start spilling out onto busy streets when night falls. Outside the capital, discover ancient Hindu temples nestled deep in the jungle, beautiful coastline, and lush national parks where elephants, leopards, and sun bears thrive.
home away from home
As soon as you land in Cambodia, you’ll be met at the airport by our expert in-country team who are local to the area. From there, they’ll escort you to the private, catered Work the World house. Our team is there to support you throughout your entire experience; both inside the hospital and out. Chef will whip up traditional local specialties as well as comforts from home. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, or have any other dietary needs, you’ll find meals to suit you.
RURAL Village HEALTHCARE ADD-ON
To complement your main clinical placement in Phnom Penh city, we highly recommend taking an additional week to live in a rural Cambodian village. Hosted by a local family, you’ll learn the traditional Cambodian way of life and experience Southeast Asian culture to its fullest; whether learning to cook regional specialties or trekking to hidden temples. In the morning you’ll work in a local health outpost where you could assist in the treatment of people from the surrounding areas, many of whom will present with advanced cases.
Placements in Phnom Penh - Cambodia
Dentistry in phnom penh
The clinical experience dental students can expect in Cambodia is entirely unique. There’s never a dull moment working alongside specialists in our partner hospitals — you’ll get to grips with things like preventive health checks, and have the opportunity to rotate through a range of clinics and departments across the city. Expect to encounter a range of advanced cases, too; preventative healthcare is not a primary objective in developing countries. Hit the green ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Medicine in Phnom Penh
Cambodia is an excellent choice for any medical student or professional. You’ll witness the resourceful nature of staff who deal with a lack of resources daily, and have the chance to work across a range of departments like orthopaedics, emergency, OBG and more, assisting in the diagnosis and treatment of a huge range of cases. There’s an exceptional variety of placement options for you here. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Midwifery in Phnom Penh
The midwifery experience you’ll gain in Cambodia will exceed expectations. As we’re based in the capital city, our partner hospital sees a wide variety and volume of births, giving you plenty of chance to get involved with live birthing. Under expert supervision you’ll witness local staff deploy creativity with limited resources, engage with birthing complications, and encounter HIV positive mothers. You’ll also be exposed to the challenges faced by local professionals in terms of resources, which will further enhance the breadth and quality of your clinical experience here. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Nursing in Phnom Penh
Cambodia is a superb choice for those wishing to delve deep into the realities of Nursing in a developing healthcare system. You’ll have the opportunity to work across a range of departments to treat a diverse range of conditions including malaria, influenza, diarrhoea, tuberculosis, HIV, and more. Working alongside local nurses will give you direct access to some of the country’s best clinical minds. This will enable you to learn highly specific techniques and grow both personally and professionally. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Pharmacy in Phnom Penh
A Pharmacy placement in Phnom Penh will highlight the realities of developing health care in a way that staying at home simply couldn’t. From working in multiple dispensaries to encountering a diverse range of unfamiliar cases, both the personal and professional skills you will gain are indispensable. On this comprehensive placement you’ll also have the opportunity to shadow doctors, where you’ll gain insight into patients’ medication plans. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Physiotherapy in Phnom Penh
A physiotherapy elective in Cambodia will open your eyes to how professionals overseas manage to treat a high volume of patients with heavily limited resources. Using equipment that will often be hand-made and outdated, you’ll have the chance to assist in the treatment of patients presenting an extraordinary range of conditions, from meningitis to cerebral palsy. To guide you and advise you with new information and techniques you’ll work alongside a close-knit team of professionals who have highly specialised local knowledge. This will afford you a wealth of new skills to take home. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Radiography in Phnom Penh
As a radiographer in Cambodia, you’ll learn that the reality of healthcare in a developing country can be quite a harsh one. You’ll learn how this field has grown in recent years, working with equipment that is often outdated, and even spending time in the dark room. Shadowing specialists on ward rounds and assisting in the diagnostic imaging of a range of cases - from road traffic accidents to injuries sustained via manual labour - will develop your skills and help you on the way to fulfilling your professional potential. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.