A Nursing elective in Cambodia offers the chance to work with tropical infectious diseases like malaria, HIV, TB, and influenza. What’s more, many patients present conditions at stages much further advanced than you’re used to due to the relatively high cost of professional care. Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s livey capital, is a hub of contrasts, where streetside markets touting the latest knock-off brands co-exist with the ancient Buddhist temples. Read what our students think below!
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"Both the team and the other students I met in Sri Lanka became like a second family to me..."Read more
"The whole placement put things into perspective, in that it made me see things in a different light. It changed the way I worked."Read more
"You’ll look back on this part of your university life and think, ‘I wish I could go and do it all again’"Read more
"I saw a twin cesarean section at 29 weeks and a baby born in the sac."Read more
"I saw admissions that I had never seen in the UK, like dengue fever, pesticide poisonings, and snake and spider bites."Read more
"Patients or their families were expected to pay for treatment unless they had health insurance, which most patients could not afford."Read more
"If you’re considering doing something like this, but you are not sure or slightly apprehensive, I would say, wholeheartedly, do it—you’ll never look back!"Read more
"One highlight was taking a mountain flight to over the Himalayas and around Mount Everest."Read more
"The Work the World house was truly a home from home, the staff ensured that it felt comfortable and allowed us to just treat it like a home."Read more
"I cannot begin to tell you how lucky I feel to have had the opportunity to experience an international placement."Read more