Electives in Cambodia
- Discover the ancient vine-clad temples of Angkor Wat
- Visit Koh Rong island for white sands and crystal seas
- Browse trinkets and brands alike at the Russian Market
- Trek deep into the jungles of the Cardamom Mountains
- Spot Tropical wildlife in Botum Sakor National Park
The Work The World House
The Work the World house is focal point of your trip with us to Phnom Penh. It acts as your home from home, and you'll live with other healthcare students, which gives the house a social atmosphere.
Based only a short tuk tuk ride from the banks of Cambodia’s famous Mekong River, you can get from the Work the World house to the centre of the city in minutes.
After placement you can hop on a dragon boat tour along the river, visit a temple or two, explore the night markets to find the best street food, and then hit the bars and clubs in the nightlife district.
The house itself is situated in a residential area, so it’s perfect after a busy day on placement when you want to escape the bustle of the city.
Management team: Based in the house, they oversee your entire Work the World experience — 24/7 — from the moment you land to the moment you leaveCatering team: Cook a variety of both local cuisine and familiar home comforts, accommodating all dietary requirementsHousekeeper: Keeps the house clean and tidy from top to bottom, making sure you're comfortableLanguage teacher: Visits the house twice per-week. During their lessons, you’ll learn everyday phrases and clinical terminology to help you get more from your placementSecurity team: Monitor the house 24/7 for your peace of mind
Support in the Hospital
Our team in Phnom Penh will take you on an informal visit to your placement hospital. This happens before you start. The team then introduce you to key department staff and your supervisors, helping you get a feel for things before you dive in. You’ll often see the in-country team around the hospital. They will visit you regularly to make sure the experience is living up to your expectations.
We assign your in-hospital supervisors before you’ve even arrived in-country, so they’ll be expecting you. Build rapport with them and you’ll get insight into the local healthcare system that only a local practitioner can offer.
We’ve got everything covered. We offer support all the way through your clinical placement if and when you need it.
- Supervised hospital placement
- Private catered accommodation
- Dedicated placement coordinator
- 24/7 in-country team
- Language lessons
- Airport pickup
*Prices below are in addition to a £300 registration fee.
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Cambodia Phnom Penh
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 silk weaving techniques, cook Khmer dishes, receive a blessing from a buddhist monk, and visit the rice paddies, the local wildlife rescue centre and the Chisor Mountain Temple dedicated to the Hindu divinities Shiva and Vishnu.
"Gloves were used as tourniquets rather than actually wearing them during tasks to prevent infection."
Niamh Butler, University of Manchester 2019Read more
"I had the chance to scrub into the surgical theatre and assist in a hernia mesh replacement surgery."
Frank Yu, Bond University 2018Read more
"Local staff banded together to deliver the best possible care to their patients."
Samirah Musasizi, University of East Anglia 2018Read more
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