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    ARCC Programs: Southeast Asia – Grassroot Initiatives

    ARCC Programs: Southeast Asia – Grassroot Initiatives


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Community Service
    • Sub-Categories: Youth Outreach, Work Experience, Public Health
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Travel into the heart of Southeast Asia where you learn about the region’s rich history, beautiful cultures and breathtaking natural beauty. Spend 24 amazing days exploring Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. Find out more!

    Step back in time in Phnom Penh as you take in relics from the Khmer Rouge era and journey to Angkor Wat where you wander through ruins built civilizations ago. Build and install Clean Water Filters. Teach English to eager students. Sail a junk for two days atop the turquoise waters of Halong Bay, trying your hand at kayaking and venturing into hidden caves. Navigate the winding streets of the Old Quarter in Hanoi and the bustling metropolis of Bangkok.

    Ride atop a canoe at one of Thailand’s famous floating markets. Befriend, care and bathe the stately Thai elephant, while working alongside the Mahout, the elephant caregiver, as you learn about efforts to protect these gentle giants. Try your hand at cooking Thai curries and Pad Thai. Experience serenity and Buddhist practices at a Thai Forest Monastery. Volunteer in a hill-tribe village while sharing in traditional daily routines and practices. Your trip concludes over a final feast in Bangkok, where you reflect on the cultures, history and experiences you have lived in the past three weeks.