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Cambodia, GEN Service

Cambodia


Apply by March 1, 2018

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

The Course: GLS-120 Education Experience Abroad (3 credits) 

The Course:
GLS-120 Education Experience Abroad (3 credits)
You begin this Global Education Network (GEN) Program with two days of team building in Siem Reap, the gateway to the ruins of Angkor and the seat of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th–15th centuries. This is where you will meet your peers from Australia, Canada and Singapore. Next you will engage in a service project together as a team. This year’s project is building a classroom for a grade school near Siem Reap. In your free time or weekends you will go on guided cultural excursions to experience Cambodian culture, daily life and history. 
 
 
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 GEN Program
The Community Service Project: Building Global Citizens! This program combines service with structured learning through the execution of a local community project. You will apply your problem solving skills to address real-life needs in the global community and increase your global citizenship skills. 
 
The Experience Highlights:
  • Global Citizenship: build enduring connections with your GEN peers and enhance your cross-cultural communication skills
  • Explore Siem Reap & Phnom Penh: Guided cultural excursions including Ta Prhom, Angkor Wat, Tonlé Sap Lake, Genocide Museum, markets, shopping, food and other local sites
  • Real-world problem-solving: tackle a local community service project with your peers from 3 other countries
  • Resume builder: Show future schools and employers you are a global leader!
 
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