Overview

The Partnership for Youth (P4Y) Global Learning in Action: Destination Cambodia provides high school students (in grades 9-11) and teachers in U.S. schools (public or private) with a unique opportunity for experiential and action-based learning in Cambodia. The program allows participants to deeply experience another culture, gain new perspectives on significant global issues, and learn vital collaboration and problem-solving skills, as well as to forge lasting connections while working with local students and teachers on practical, community-driven service projects.

Specifically, P4Y-Cambodia immerses participants in an unparalleled cross-cultural experience as they explore Cambodia’s rich, vibrant culture and complex history, and as they engage with people in contrasting locales: Cambodia’s bustling capital, Phnom Penh, and the historic city of Siem Reap, with its world-renowned Angkor Wat. The program also involves a homestay with local families in the village of Preah Rumkel, situated along the Mekong River. This weeklong homestay enables participants to experience the daily life of ordinary Cambodians and lets them give back to the host community through a service-learning project.

Throughout, students and teachers participating in the program will be exposed to a whole new way of living and learning, which will broaden their knowledge and perspectives about our world, and open doors to more opportunities for enhancing their personal and academic/professional growth.

P4Y-Cambodia is organized by the AsiaPacificEd Program for Schools at the East-West Center (EWC), a Honolulu-based public nonprofit organization founded in 1960 by the U.S. Congress to promote better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue.

The program runs from June 28 to July 16, 2017.