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    Where There Be Dragons: Cambodia


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Cambodia
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Outdoor Adventure
    • Sub-Categories: Religious Studies, Social Justice, Preserving the Environment
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $7,000+
    • Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
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    Examine issues of human rights and international development: engage in the optimism of Cambodian youth, unpack the legacy of the Khmer Rouge, and gain insight into Theravada Buddhism firsthand.

    • Catch the sunrise at Angkor Wat before cycling around the temple complex with a guide contemplating ancient Angkorian history.
    • Speak with local and international NGO representatives in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap to learn about contemporary issues ranging from: land rights abuses, women’s rights issues, the garment industry, access to education, WASH initiatives, LGBTQIA+ movement, harmful voluntourism, mega-dam developments and more.
    • Be welcomed into a lively rural homestay community and spend a week immersing yourself in the daily life and rhythm of your host family.
    • Swim in the Andaman Sea while unpacking the grim realities of marine conservation in Southeast Asia.
    • Sit with a panel of monks in Battambang to understand the realities of Theravada Buddhism and learn simple insight meditation techniques to bring you to the present moment.