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 and conflict studies in a country undergoing extreme transformation. Analyze orphanage tourism, human trafficking, ecological preservation, and political agency.
Live with local Khmer families in a rural village in the northeast of the country. Experience what authentic Cambodia culture is really like.
Independent Study Project (ISP)
Conduct your own mentored study project in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap or Battambang. Projects often revolve around photojournalism, comparative analyses, personal experience and interviews.
Study Khmer through classes and active language immersion with locals and instructors.
Examine service through a critical lens. Embrace community-led service projects in your homestay. Work with Cham muslim families on a mangrove restoration project near the coast.
Travel through Cambodia by bus, boat and tuk-tuk. Expect bumpy roads, unreliable a/c and simple living.
Expect day hikes through national parks and conservation areas on moderately challenging paths in the jungle in search of freshwater waterfalls and scenic views.