"I'm sure when I ponder my life experiences, during the twilight of my years, I will regard my six weeks in Thailand as six of the most sensational weeks of my life... I traveled to Thailand hoping for an enriching experience. What I found exceeded my wildest expectations."
Chris Cox, International Health Program, Thailand
GSC’s Buddhist Immersion Program offers volunteers a chance to be both the teacher and the student. Participants learn about the Khmer culture on social, spiritual and intellectual levels while giving something to their new community through teaching English at the wat and other service-learning projects.

Volunteers enrolled in the Buddhist Immersion Program can look forward to:

• Meditating daily in the Khmer style with monks at our host wat with guidance and translation provided
• Chanting, alms giving, and daily rituals at the temple
• Providing beginning English training to novices, nuns, and monks of the wat
• Enjoying the beautiful and peaceful setting of the wat
• Experiencing the Khmer culture by touring historic temples and stupas, sampling local foods, and visiting nearby craft markets
• Enjoying and exploring Phnom Penh in the orientation before traveling to the wat and on weekends
• Relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Sihanoukville during a weekend excursion provided by GSC

The Buddhist Immersion Program is open year-round with projects ranging from two-weeks to six-months or longer.  Participants interested in an Integrated Program also have the opportunity to work with other Khmer community groups on projects such as public health workshops or volunteering with Khmer youth at a center for children affected by HIV/AIDS.

Contact cambodia@globalservicecorps.org to learn more about the Buddhist Immersion Program and to find out how you can get involved.

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