Phnom Penh and beyond
- Phnom Penh is… “Cambodia’s energetic capital city”
- Boat to Koh Rong island for spotless white sands, crystal seas, and beachside nightlife
- Browse trinkets, clothing, and handicrafts in the warren-like Russian Market
- Explore the beautiful expansive ruins at Angkor Wat
- Cambodians have an unparalleled openness. Lovers of marketplace street food, they’ll communicate friendship even if they can’t speak your language
- Village Healthcare Week: Spend an extra week in a Khmer village observing how healthcare is delivered and learning about local culture
Team and accommodation
Our Phnom Penh house is situated in a friendly residential area, a short distance from the city centre. There’s plenty of space on the first and second floors with chill-out areas to socialise with friends. There are also spacious dining rooms and a large balcony on the first floor. The garden has outdoor furniture making it the perfect setting for our weekly BBQs.
Your Programme Manager and their assistant run the house and will provide 24/7 support. You’ll also have a housekeeper, a chef who’ll cook you two incredible meals every day, and a language teacher who hosts lessons twice a week.
VILLAGE HEALTHCARE WEEK
To complement your main placement in Phnom Penh, we highly recommend undertaking this additional week to live in a rural village. In the morning you’ll be placed 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.
In the afternoons, you’ll learn the traditional Cambodian way of life and experience Southeast Asian culture to its fullest. You’ll learn local weaving techniques, cook Khmer dishes, receive a blessing from a buddhist monk, visit the rice paddies and local wildlife rescue centre and the Chisor Mountain Temple dedicated to the Hindu divinities Shiva and Vishnu.
Electives in Phnom Penh - Cambodia
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"Put yourself forward, build relationships with your supervisors and you will get so much more out of your placement. "
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"The whole experience shaped us and how we consider our careers."
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