The January Institute in Cambodia is an 8-week program open to students from the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney, in Australia, who complete a training course prior to the program. Participants then spend three weeks working with BMET students and learning Khmer in Phnom Pehn before volunteering in small groups in the public hospitals throughout Cambodia for the remaining five weeks. Participants assist with critical medical device repairs, translation of manuals, preventative maintenance, and other services.
December 24, 2017 - February 25, 2018
* Exact programing subject to change
24 December 2017: Arrive in Phnom Penh, stay in hotel provided
25 December: Orientation at University of Puthisastra (UP), move to homestay family
Dates TBD: Training at UP
Mornings: Khmer language training
Afternoon: Technical labs and workshops to prepare for developing world hospital work
Dates TBD: Transportation provided to hospital placements in cities/towns around Cambodia
Dates TBD: Work in partner hospitals
23-24 February: Return to Phnom Penh
24 February: Final Conference and presentations
25 February: Depart Cambodia, return to Sydney
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