Cambodia

Ancient & Emergent

A 12-Day Adventure For Adults

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Duration
12 Days
Description

Examine issues of Buddhism, human rights and international development: stay in a monastic center, live with welcoming families, explore complex issues of development and modernity in a country emerging from a harrowing past.

Dates

Jan 15 - Jan 27, 2019


Suggested Ages

Adult Participants

Number of Participants

8-12


Availability

open

Begins In

57 Weeks

Tuition

$4,795


Estimated Flight Cost

$2,100

siem reap

battambang

kep

phnom pehn

Program Overview

IN A LAND KNOWN EQUALLY FOR THE RUINS OF THE ANGKOR EMPIRE AS IT IS FOR THE GENOCIDE OF THE LATE 1970s, CAMBODIA IS A NATION OF STARK CONTRASTS.  


Among the world’s most poignant examples of the limitations of international aid and development, Cambodia is also an exemplar of the triumphs of peace and conflict reconciliation.  Participants on the Cambodia Adult program gain firsthand insight into contemporary issues through engagement with activists, experts and agents of change committed to improving the state of the nation,.

The Cambodia Adult program takes participants from the bustling, increasingly chic, neighborhoods of Phnom Penh to the mist-shrouded temples of Angkor and down to the idyllic shores of the Gulf of Thailand.  Along the way, we visit major cultural and historical sites, including remote jungle-encrusted temples as well as the infamous Killing Fields, to better understand the complex trajectory of Cambodia’s push toward…

Among the world’s most poignant examples of the limitations of international aid and development, Cambodia is also an exemplar of the triumphs of peace and conflict reconciliation.  Participants on the Cambodia Adult program gain firsthand insight into contemporary issues through engagement with activists, experts and agents of change committed to improving the state of the nation,.

The Cambodia Adult program takes participants from the bustling, increasingly chic, neighborhoods of Phnom Penh to the mist-shrouded temples of Angkor and down to the idyllic shores of the Gulf of Thailand.  Along the way, we visit major cultural and historical sites, including remote jungle-encrusted temples as well as the infamous Killing Fields, to better understand the complex trajectory of Cambodia’s push toward modernity.  The program is designed to be a profound journey into the heart of Southeast Asia’s forgotten gem, weaving meaningful interactions with Buddhist monks, burgeoning entrepreneurs and host families into a tapestry of cultural exploration and spiritual inquiry.

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