Social justice, history and conflict, development and environmental sustainability
A visit to Cambodia promises a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences. Admire the beauty of what was once the most prominent empire in Southeast Asia, while coming to terms with one of humankind’s most tragic recent histories.
With 18 years’ experience running school trips in Cambodia, we offer your students a candid encounter with a complex country. You’ll come face-to-face with Khmer Rouge victims and collaborators and hear firsthand their stories of survival. Through practical, community-led projects, you’ll also have the chance to give back to people whose living standards are among the lowest in the world.
In the face of political upheaval, poverty and genocide, Cambodia’s people have summoned optimism and a strong community spirit. Our tour leaders will elicit these same qualities in your students as they encounter this enigmatic country.
”Your staff were friendly, interested in our thoughts, ready to answer even the most mundane question and never made anyone feel anything other than special. I learnt so much about the history, politics, culture, environment and lifestyles of a new land. I especially want to thank you for the visit to the Dance School in Siem Reap, Cambodia. I admire your involvement, support and social conscience in helping these children and teachers.Fiona TerryYear 9 Social Justice Coordinator, Xavier College
Design your own unique curriculum
Every trip we run is customised to your school’s curriculum, budget, student needs and educational goals. Here are just some of the exciting ways your students can learn in Cambodia:
Delve deeply into Cambodia’s turbulent past
Bike through the magnificent Angkor temple complex and imagine the ancient Khmer capital before it was overthrown. Meet courageous survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime and reflect on brutality at the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum, Cambodia Landmine Museum and Cambodia’s Killing Fields.
Support social justice through genuine community service
Experience a homestay in a rural village. Share your skills with bonafide community organisations, like women’s refuges, local schools and children’s organisations. Understand how generations of conflict have impacted daily life – and why education is key to breaking the poverty cycle.
Find sustainable answers to environmental issues
Stop by a sustainable silk farm to learn how Asia’s most famous fabric is made. Take a boat trip to Tonle Sap, South-East Asia’s biggest freshwater lake, whose flooded forests are home to endangered birds and fish. Meet locals living a subsistence lifestyle among floating fishing villages.
Whatever your students want to learn, we’ll help you create the perfect program. Check out our sample itineraries to get a taste of your school’s next adventure.
Note: Remember, these sample itineraries can be modified to suit your learning objectives and budget. The prices are guides only and subject to change.
Our sample itineraries are an example of what’s possible, based on trips we’ve previously run. For a custom itinerary that caters to your school’s unique needs, please get in touch by completing the form below.