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Cambodia, GEN Service

Cambodia


Apply by March 1, 2018

Info Session: Thursday, January 25, 2018: 11:15 am, 3059 Cedar Hall 

The Course: GLS-120 Education Experience Abroad (3 credits) 
This Global Education Network (GEN) Program will begin with team building in Siem Reap where you will meet your peers from Australia, Canada and Singapore before beginning the service project. This program combines service with structured learning through the execution of a local community project. The objectives for this program are to enable the participants to apply their skills and knowledge to address real-life needs in the global community and increase the participants’ awareness on social matters. 

The Destination: Cambodia 
Bordering Vietnam, Thailand, and the South China Sea, Cambodia is known for its warm and inviting people. The country’s history and culture make it a favorite destination for travelers from around the world. The country’s population of over 15 million people has struggled with numerous challenges and social issues due to the country’s tumultuous history dating back to the Khmer empire pre- 1000 AD. Today you will find a vibrant and exciting place with beautiful temples, glittering palaces and historic archaeological sites.

Program Sheet and Itinerary: 2018 Cambodia

The Experience Highlights: Culture, leadership and service learning in Southeast Asia!
  • Complete service project in multicountry teams from Australia, Canada, Singapore and the USA
  • Gain leardership skills and learn about a new culture
  • Orientation and team bonding in Singapore before travel to Cambodia
  • Build your resume/Make new friends/Earn academic credit
  • Guided cultural excursions
Pre-departure class meetings:
  • Thursday, April 5
  • Thursday, April 19
  • Thursday, May 3 
  • Thursday, May 24
(time and location TBD) 

Estimated Program Fee: $4,200
($1,500 Global Advantage Scholarship for Qualified Students) 

Includes:
  • Round Trip Airfare 
  • Housing 
  • Some meals 
  • Health Insurance 
  • Cultural Excursions 
Does Not Include: 
  • Tuition for Summer 2018 credits 
  • Personal Expenses
  • Passport Fee 
Program Contacts:

Carlos Ortega-Amparán, Faculty Leader Cambodia 
Carlos.Ortega-Amparan@kirkwood.edu 
Cedar Hall room 3019  

Ken Nesbett, Study Abroad Advisor 
ken.nesbett@kirkwood.edu 
1154 Linn Hall