Monday, September 22, 2014
Students in the International Studies Program interested in gaining meaningful, hands-on experience abroad can spend a semester in Cambodia learning about post-conflict recovery, Cambodian culture and history, international health, global poverty and Khmer Buddhism with Global Service Corps.
Global Service Corps’ Study Abroad Program in Cambodia provides students with an insider look into the world of international development in Southeast Asia. One of the most diverse regions of the world, Southeast Asia is composed of eleven countries that vary greatly in language, religion, history and culture. While the region as a whole has experienced economic growth, some countries still face a number of development challenges. Students studying abroad with GSC will become part of a movement to restore health, prosperity and growth to a society in recovery from brutal civil war and genocide.
Global Service Corps’ semester service-learning programs in Cambodia supplement classroom education with hands-on field work at local community development organizations. In partnership with the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY) and Paññasastra University of Cambodia, GSC offers 15-credit Semester Programs and a 9-credit Summer Program focused on social, cultural, and community development in Cambodia.
The 15-credit, 15-week Fall or Spring Semester Program includes:
· 3 weeks of academic training on Khmer language, social development in post-conflict societies, service-learning theory, Buddhism and meditation, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), and Cambodian culture and history
· 9 weeks of field work in the areas of public health, orphanage care, assistance of slum populations, HIV/AIDS prevention and/or English language instruction
· 3 weeks of Capstone projects, allowing students to synthesize their studies and field experience
The 9-credit, 9-week Summer Program includes:
· 1 week of academic training on Khmer language, social development in post-conflict societies, service-learning theory, Buddhism and meditation, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), and Cambodian culture and history
· 8 weeks of varied service-learning field work in any of the following programs: English Language Instruction, HIV/AIDS Prevention & Public Health Education, Buddhist Immersion, Orphanage Care, International Health, or an Integrated Program
Students participating in GSC’s Semester and Summer Service-Learning Programs are provided with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain a greater perspective on the issues surrounding Cambodian development, while making make a lasting global impact.
Applications are still being accepted for the upcoming 2015 Spring Semester!
To Apply: (Please Note: Students will need to apply through both GSC and SUNY)