Be a part of a program that honors Cambodia's rich, fascinating and turbulent history, while also considering current challenges and looking toward the vibrant future that the Kingdom's young people are creating. Be immersed in the culture and deepen your understanding of Cambodian society in a way that goes beyond that experienced in traditional study abroad programs!
On IPSL’s service-learning program, you will experience Cambodia’s diversity, including Khmer culture, indigenous peoples, the role of ancient and current spiritual practices and contemporary social issues while addressing social and economic challenges that come with globalization, tourism and development. The multi-day excursion to the 1000+ year old village of Ratanakiri, home to the Khmer Loeu people, shows first hand how rapid development is altering traditional Khmer ways of life.
- Live in the shadow of (and explore!) the ancient and beautiful (and arguably a Wonder of the World!) Angkor Wat temple complex.
- Visit Tonlé Sap SE Asia's largest freshwater lake and of major importance to Cambodia. The lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. Tonlé Sap is home to many floating and / or silted communities, large portions of which are pop.
- Volunteer Service that addresses REAL human needs including Youth Development & Empowerment; Environmental Education and Education & Social Services for Rural Populations.
- IPSL, the founder of Service-Learning, is a global education institute within the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM.edu). They invest over 83% of their revenues directly back into the communities where they serve.
- Go on a multi-day excursion to the 1000+ year old village of Ratanakiri which is home to the highland Khmer Loeu people.