Phnom Penh Highlights

  • Discover the ancient vine-clad temples of Angkor Wat
  • Visit Koh Rong island for white sands and crystal clear 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


  • Our famous placement tailoring service
  • Supervised clinical experience
  • Extensive pre-departure preparation
  • Support from in-country teams, 24/7
  • Private, spacious, catered housing
  • Free local language lessons

Phnom Penh and beyond

Our base in Cambodia’s ancient capital — Phnom Penh — is home to Southeast Asian culture at its most vivid. Colourful boats adorn the banks of the mighty Mekong River, Buddhist monks in rippling saffron robes offer prayers, ancient Hindu temples hide in the jungles, and the aromatic scent of the local cuisine create a feast for the senses. The city isn't without its modernities —  bars and clubs offer exciting nightlife, and cinemas-come-restaurants spill out onto busy streets. Outside the capital discover ancient temple ruins, untouched coastline, forested mountains, and national parks where leopards, elephants, and sun bears thrive.

National Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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. It's in a prime location and all amenities (including restaurants and bars) are all easily accessible. Our in-country team is there to support you throughout your entire experience; both inside the hospital and out. When it comes to the food, your in-house 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.



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

Shekinah, Taegen and Amber

Case Study

"The whole experience shaped us and how we consider our careers."

Shekinah Rasborsek, Taegen Williams and Amber Peucker, Australian Catholic University 2017

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McCreesh, Claire

Case Study

"During rounds, we observed patients who had been there for several months due to complications with infection — one person we met had been at the hospital for five years!"

Claire McCreesh and Laura Owens, Liverpool John Moores University 2017

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Whittle, Stephanie

Case Study

"I encountered a lot of interesting cases that were at much more advanced stages than I’ve seen in Australia. Patients wouldn’t even know they were sick until things became quite severe".

Stephanie Whittle, Monash University 2017

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