Medical Outreach Project

Samraong - Cambodia

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Work in schools across rural Cambodia to encourage health education by teaching about hygiene, sexually transmitted diseases and more!

This program is aimed at those with a background in medicine and looking to gain work experience abroad. Your role will be based on your level of experience. The program is set in rural Cambodia, where access to good health centers is limited.

Community Engagement
Physical Demand

Program Description

We work with several local schools to encourage the development of health education in cooperation with the provincial health department. In a country such as Cambodia, especially in rural areas, this is of extreme importance.

Our program is designed for those with a medical background, your role will be based on your level of experience and the judgment of local doctors.

We encourage participants to prepare work and lessons before their arrival. Topics like the following should be your main concern:

  • Sanitation/hygiene
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Body Health

Keep in mind that you will be teaching in rural schools and working with basic resources, you will need to get creative!

Aims & Objectives

  • Improve the development of health education in rural areas of Cambodia
  • Give you invaluable, practical experience in teaching
  • Assist the local staff by providing an extra hand
  • Develop your teamwork and creativity skills through practical work


Monday to Friday

You can expect to work from 08:00 – 17:00, with a lunch break at around 11:00. Your tasks and activities will vary based on your skill level and experience.

   Note:   This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:

Maximum age:

Minimum English level: Basic

CRB required: No

Passport copy required: No

Resume copy required: No

Required qualification: None

Additional Requirements

A medical background and having prior knowledge about sanitation and hygiene is very useful. However, anyone who is serious and dedicated to the cause is welcome.

Additional Equipment

No specific equipment required for this program.


Samraong, which name translates from Khmer into “impenetrable jungle”, is a town located in northwestern Cambodia, close to the border with Thailand. You will be located in a small, rural village located in the outskirts of town. This remote location will give you a taste of what rural Cambodia looks and feels like, while at the same time allowing you to explore some of Cambodia’s highlights, as Siem Reap is located only two hours away.

About the Accommodation

The accommodation in Samraong is simple and natural. There are no laundry facilities, so expect to wash your clothes by hand. However, there are some places that you can do laundry in the town for a small cost.

All locations have a communal area where you can eat, relax, meet fellow participants or use the free Wifi. Requests for specific locations or room configurations cannot be guaranteed.

There are bikes available, which you can use to explore the area during your free time!

Food Arrangements

Your meals will be typical Cambodian style, including plenty of rice dishes, meat and at times, western food. Vegetarian options are available.


There are ATMs in Samraong, as well as a bank. There are numerous local shops where you can get all the basics you might need during your stay. Depending on the location of your accommodation, these may be accessible within a 10 – 15 minute bike ride or walk.

Activities & Events

No scheduled activities outside the program.

Sights & Surroundings

There is a nearby park where you can relax or play volleyball with locals during your free time.

Further away is Siem Reap, which is two hours away from the accommodation. Participants often opt to head there during the weekends to explore the famous Angkor Wat and more!


From this location we provide free transport to your next program at the following location(s):

  • Siem Reap
  • Kampot
  • Banteay Chhmar

Quick Facts

Name: Kingdom of Cambodia

Population: 15.14

Capital: Phnom Penh

Language: Khmer

Currency: Riel (KHR)

Time zone: UTC +7

Country Information

Once known as the Khmer empire, Cambodia is perhaps best known for its monumental temples, especially that of Angkor Wat – finalist in the election of the new 7 wonders of the world in 2006. It is without doubt a country of incredible beauty, scattered with these temples, fertile rice fields and a rich and interesting history. For this reason it is unsurprising that Cambodia has taken a firm place on the tourist map. Having been a protectorate of France for almost 100 years, the country gained its independence in 1953. Following this however, Cambodia experienced years of civil war, turmoil and political corruption, as well as suffering from its involvement in the Vietnam war.

Despite holding this dark history, Cambodia really is an extraordinary country and has prevailed due to what has been described as the unbreakable spirit of the Cambodian people. The people here are known for their friendliness and their smiles.


Cambodia has monsoon climate with temperatures ranging from 21°C – 35°C (The average year-round temperature is 27.7°C). Its monsoon season spans from May  – October, whilst dry season lasts from November to December . Dry season is the most popular time to visit however rainy season can be incredibly beautiful in Cambodia due to the richer colours that it causes. The rain also can help to make temperatures more pleasant. Post-monsoon season is also a favourite time to visit because of the stunning green countryside

Whilst temperatures do not vary hugely, during the winter the northern parts of the country can be colder.


Buddhism is an important aspect of Khmer cultural and is practiced by 95% of the Cambodian population.


In true Asian style, the staple food in Cambodia is rice whilst fish from the Mekong river plays another major part in Khmer cuisine. You can also expect to find use of noodles, soups, stir-fries, curries and salads and so there is something to suit everyone’s taste. The french colonial influence can even be seen in the use of toasted baguette with Cambodian red curry.

It has to be said that the Cambodian cuisine is relatively unknown compared to that of Thailand and Vietnam.



Taxis are becoming increasingly popular in Cambodia however there are still very few metered taxis, especially anywhere outside of Phnom penh.


This are a cheap and practical way to get around in towns/cities. In Phnom Penh, drivers can be flagged down on main roads or found waiting around markets and hotels. You should expect to bargain and set a price before the journey.


Motorcycle taxis are a quick and cheap way to get around in a city. Prices may rise at night and like the cyclo, you should expect to bargain and agree on a price before the journey. It should be noted that Cyclo/moto drivers may speak little to no English.

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Cart rides are common in the more remote/rural parts of Cambodia


Whilst Cambodia has no train service, buses provide a good alternative for the longer distance journeys/ travel into neighbouring countries.


Commercial flights connect the main tourist areas in Cambodia


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