Travel to Asia with a group aged 12-15 and Projects Abroad staff at your side on our service learning trip to Cambodia for middle school students. We’ll focus on helping you learn by doing, and we’ll introduce you to the local culture, traditions, and language. This is a great introduction to volunteer work, and a safe way to travel with adult supervision.
You’ll participate in various activities, and work with local teachers at a kindergarten. You’ll help young children learn new English words, and encourage them to practice speaking English with you. You'll also do practical service work. This involves community clean-ups and light renovation work like painting.
You’ll live and work in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, and stay in a hotel with your group and supervisors. When you’re not learning about service work, we’ve planned activities like a tour of Buddhist temples and the Royal Palace. Over the weekend, we’ll take you on an exciting trip to Siem Reap. Projects Abroad supervise your trip, so you’ll have constant support and guidance.
Fixed dates during school break
This project is only for 12-15 year olds
What's included in the price?
Food (three meals a day)
Travel and medical insurance
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
Transport to and from your work placement
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team
Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
Access to our local office with internet connection
Certification of project completion
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Visa support and advice
Fundraising support, including your own personalized fundraising website
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
Personalized MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
A free cultural awareness course
Organized weekend tourism trips
Dedicated full-time staff members with you 24 hours a day
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
What's not included?
Visa costs (where applicable)
What will I do on a Service Learning Trip to Cambodia for middle school students?
You will work with children at a kindergarten, help with basic renovation work, and take part in environmental clean-ups, all under the supervision of Projects Abroad staff. Here are some of the tasks you can expect to do:
- Encourage young children to speak English and teach them new words
- Assist with basic renovation tasks such as gardening and painting
- Take part in community clean-ups and encourage locals to protect the environment
- Learn about Cambodian culture, traditions, and language in a cultural workshop
- Visit local attractions and go on trips with your group and our staff
Experiential learning tasks and activities in Cambodia for middle school students can be broken up into three main categories:
Assist at a kindergarten
You will spend a lot of your time playing with children, helping with educational activities and encouraging them to speak English with you. You can also teach them new English words, and sing songs to get them talking.
Through this work with children, you’ll also get the opportunity to learn. Our staff will help you reflect on your experiences, work with you through any problems you encounter, and talk about the results of your work. This will allow you to grow and develop yourself.
We’ll also get you involved with basic maintenance work at the kindergarten. This could be something like painting a classroom or planting a garden.
Participate in community clean ups
In Cambodia, you’ll also take part in a number of environmental clean-ups. During these clean-ups, you can help us share knowledge about how important it is to protect the environment.
Explore and experience Cambodia
Learning about the local culture and traditions is a big part of this programme. We’ll run a workshop where you teach you some of the local language, Khmer. Your family and friends back home will be impressed with your new skills!
You will also get the opportunity to explore Phnom Penh by visiting local markets and attractions and going on a few tours of the surrounding sites with our staff. The best part is that you’ll be able to experience all of this alongside new friends from all over the world.
Where will I be working?
You’ll live in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city. It’s a vibrant city located on the banks of the Mekong river, and it’s also where our Projects Abroad Cambodia offices are based.
You’ll work with your group and our staff at a kindergarten. The areas we work in are disadvantaged, and the kindergarten won’t have the equipment you’re used to at home.
After each jam-packed day, you’ll return to a hotel where you will be staying with your group and Projects Abroad staff.
We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.
Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.
Measuring Our Impact
Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.
Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
Meet the team in Cambodia
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