On a nursing placement in Cambodia, you’ll work with tropical infectious diseases such as malaria, TB and dengue fever. What’s more, you’ll notice that many patients present conditions at stages much further advanced than you’re used to - due in large part to the high cost of professional care and distances to hospitals. Outside of your placement, you’ll see that Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s thriving capital, is a hub of contrasts where streetside markets selling the latest knock-off brands sit beside ancient Buddhist temples. Read what our students think below!
"The patients’ family members would often sleep on the floor under the beds!"Read more
"This trip has been the most eye-opening and life-changing experience which has taught me so much."Read more
"I chose Cambodia due to the country’s diverse culture and how different the healthcare system is."Read more
"Gloves were used as tourniquets rather than actually wearing them during tasks to prevent infection."Read more
"Seeing what Cambodian staff and patients had to deal with led me to a greater appreciation of the NHS"Read more