SEMESTER PROGRAMS OFFERED IN CAMBODIA
The Role of Civil Society and Buddhism in Post-Conflict Cambodia
Fall: September 8 - December 21, 2014
Spring: January 5 - April 19, 2015
In collaboration with the State University of New York (SUNY) and Pāññāsastra University of Cambodia (PUC), GSC offers a 15-week, 15-credit Cambodia semester program this Spring. Focused on social development in post-conflict societies, the program combines an intensive foundations course, nine weeks of field work with an NGO, and a final Capstone project.
Decades of civil war and corruption have impacted the health, education, economy, and even culture of Cambodia’s people. Today, poverty and abandonment have led to an increase in the population of orphans, leaving many children deeply scarred. Especially difficult situations include the plight of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS, the absence of basic public health information for the disadvantaged, and the lack of trained civil society leaders. Also because of the consequences of the war, institutions and leadership skills are still being developed, and in 2005, Cambodia had the worst English language skills in South East Asia.Global Service Corps in Cambodia
With the help of international volunteers, Global Service Corps helps train children and adults on public health issues, provides support to Cambodian orphans, gives leadership training workshops, and offers much-needed English training. The goal is to empower the Cambodians to lead healthier lives and achieve positive futures.
GSC’s Service-Learning Programs in and around Phnom Penh, Cambodia give volunteers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture, while also providing meaningful service to the most vulnerable populations as well as Cambodian students. GSC Cambodia volunteers have a unique opportunity to work with partner organizations assisting the people of this developing nation in their much needed time of renewal.
GSC works closely with participants prior to their trip to create a program best suited to their interest areas. Once on-site, our in-country coordinators provide all the needed assistance and support. All Cambodia volunteer programs include in-depth cultural orientation and technical training, Khmer language lessons, and sight-seeing trips, as well as a beach weekend trip.
GSC's Cambodia volunteer programs abroad: