Cambodia,Global Education Network Service Learning
Program Sheet: Cambodia GEN 2019
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Apply by March 15, 2019
Course: GLS-120: Education Experience Abroad
Volunteer your time, earn college credit and make friends from around the world! 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 Country: 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.
The Community Service Project
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. This year’s project is building a classroom for a grade school near Siem Reap.
- 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 around the world
Estimated Program Fee: $3,700
$1,500 Global Advantage Scholarship available!
- Round Trip Airfare
- Housing in hotels
- Most meals
- Health Insurance
- Many Cultural Excursions
- Tuition for Summer 2019 credits
- Personal Expenses
- Passport Fee
Sondra Gates, Faculty, English
Ken Nesbett, Study Abroad Advisor
1154 Linn Hall