Cambodia is a country with a painful past and a hopeful future. Rustic Pathways has partnered with social enterprises and local community development organizations since 1999 to help students gain a deep understanding of the beautiful, complex realities of Cambodia. Our staff members are skilled at teaching while keeping it fun, and students often leave with a changed perspective on their own lives.
The ancient temples of Angkor Wat are jaw-dropping, the rural countryside shimmers with brilliant green rice fields, and the incredibly friendly locals are eager to show you around. Amongst the beauty, you’ll also be exposed to the pressing social and economic issues facing the country. The contrast can be shocking, but it can also be positively transformational.
Join this incredibly unique service adventure in Cambodia. Travel through the Tonle Sap waterways on the Rustic Pathways riverboat, completing community service projects in a floating village and spending time with your homestay family. Journey through Battambang province’s fertile rice fields, take a trip on a bamboo train and hike up to hill-top temples. Learn about Cambodia’s ancient and modern history as you tour the genocide museums in Phnom Penh.
Join our amazing local staff as they take you off-the-beaten-path in your exploration of the Kingdom of Wonder. Walk among the bustling streets of Phnom Penh and visit its historical sites to learn about Cambodia’s past. Relax on beautiful beaches in Sihanoukville and journey across the mountains and jungles of Cambodia’s northeast provinces. Work on infrastructure initiatives at local schools across Cambodian’s rural countryside and visit floating villages along the Tonle Sap Lake.