Gain insight into the tenets of Theravada Buddhism, mindfulness and meditation. Visit temples, speak with monks, cultivate personal daily practice.
Learn about local human rights issues, political representation, international aid, sustainable development, foreign investment and local initiatives.
Focus Of Inquiry
Examine history, politics and peace & conflict studies in a country undergoing extreme transformation. Analyze orphanage tourism, human trafficking, ecological preservation, and gender roles.
Live with local families in traditional Khmer homes and surrender to the daily routine of the island of Koah Ksach Tonlea.
Independent Study Project (ISP)
On the island of Koah Ksach Tonlea, interview locals about topics of personal interest; projects often revolve around photojournalism, comparative analyses, personal experience and interviews
Instruction in basic Khmer from a native speaker with regular opportunities to practice with locals
Examine service through a critical lens; help with group roles and assist your host family with daily household chores.
Moderately rugged bus and boat travel, semi-rural homestay and jungle trail walking
Take short day hikes through the jungle; explore the temple complexes of Angkor by foot.