"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

The Global Public Health (GPH) Program encompasses a broad public health education effort that addresses a gamut of community health issues. GSC's partner organizations for this program include local NGOs that serve disadvantaged families in slum communities near Phnom Penh. GSC volunteer participants in the Global Public Health Program supplement the work of these NGO's by providing public health workshops in subjects including:

  • Hygiene
  • Nutrition
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Family Planning, Breast & Cervical Cancer
  • First Aid
  • Puberty, Domestic Violence, and Life Skills

GSC volunteers have also assisted the NGO staff in the development of community health surveys and with other public health activities, as needed. Those with professional degrees and experiences such as nursing or MPH degrees have the opportunity to work more closely and in depth with the staff.


  • Receive an in-country introduction to public health training and materials, including role-play scripts, games, activities, and conversation practice outlines, to become a confident, effective trainer.
  • Explore Cambodian culture and sights with fellow volunteers on tours that include the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, the National Museum, the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the Killing Fields at Cheoung Ek, and many more places.
  • Contribute to enrichment programs in other aspects of life for children and related family members in need, including English skills and drug and alcohol abuse awareness.
  • There is no language requirement, and previous teaching experience is not required - just a positive attitude, ability to take initiative, and a willingness to approach challenges with patience and enthusiasm.

Dates & Rates: The Cambodia Global Public Health Program is offered year-round, from four weeks to six months or longer. For more information, visit our Dates & Rates page.

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