All participants begin their program with a five-day cultural orientation and training. Khmer language lessons are included in the orientation as well as a guided tour of historical and cultural sites that will provide insight into the storied history of
- Phnom Penh, Cambodia
- Program Type:
- Volunteer Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Work Types:
- Education, Health, Social Services, Translation
- 1-3 months
- Program Description:
- GSC offers Service-Learning Programs in HIV/AIDS Prevention Education, International Health, Orphanage Care, Teaching English Abroad, Sustainable Agriculture, and Buddhist Immersion, as well as Integrated Programs in Cambodia.
Cambodia programs are available throughout the year and can range from two weeks to six months or longer. Undergraduate and graduate students may also receive college credit for their participation in any GSC program.
All participants begin their program with a five-day cultural orientation and training. Khmer language lessons are included in the orientation as well as a guided tour of historical and cultural sites that will provide insight into the storied history of Cambodia. As part of the project training, volunteers will become prepared to transition into pre-arranged placements, where they will assist in implementing much needed services to the local communities.
Participants discover Cambodia by living, working, and learning with Cambodian people in their own communities. They are immersed in the local culture and enjoy language lessons, cultural orientation, and technical trainings. By sharing their time, talents, experience, and knowledge, volunteers transform their own lives as well as the lives of the local community members.
- Setting Description:
- During the first week of orientation, participants will be housed in a local hotel/guesthouse in Phnom Penh. After orientation, you will either stay in a guesthouse or in your placement’s on-site accommodations (for the Orphanage Care and Buddhist Immersion Programs). All accommodations are shared with same-sex volunteers.