Cambodia January Institute



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.


UNSW in Cambodia 2016

      SI Cambodia UNSW

Schedule 2018:

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

22-23 February: Return to Phnom Penh

23 February: Final Conference and presentations

24 February: Depart Cambodia, return to Sydney


Contact for more details.



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