"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
Global Service Corps believes that not only is it important to prepare those volunteering abroad for their GSC Service Program, it is also essential to prepare them for life in their new homes and communities while in Cambodia. This is truly one of the aspects to our international volunteer program that sets us apart from other volunteer abroad experiences. Depending on program type, GSC provides one- or two-week in-country orientation and volunteer training sessions at the start of each of our volunteer or internship programs. 


Cambodia GSC Program volunteers enjoy a five-day cultural orientation and training session to start their program. This includes pick-up at the Phnom Penh International Airport and accommodations during the first week in a Phnom Penh hotel with fellow volunteers. On Day one, volunteers are taken on sightseeing trips to some of the famous sites in Phnom Penh that include the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, the National Museum, the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields at Cheoung Ek.

On the Days two through five, participants continue their cultural orientation and are also provided training to prepare them for their project. This includes Khmer language lessons, an introduction to Khmer Buddhism, a visit and introduction to your project, and the necessary training for your placement. The orientation will also include visits to the old French neighborhoods near the Mekong River, and group meals to sample the delicious Cambodian cuisine.