Study Abroad Program in Southeast Asia

Dear All,

Students in the Asian Studies Program interested in gaining meaningful international experience can spend a semester abroad learning about Cambodian culture and history, post-conflict recovery, international health,global poverty and Khmer Buddhism with Global Service Corps.

While the vastly diverse region of Southeast Asia has experienced remarkable economic growth over the last decade, some countries in the region remain among least developed in the world. Global Service Corps (GSC) is working to address these development challenges in one of Southeast Asia’s most unique and vibrant countries – Cambodia. 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.

GSC’s 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)

GSC manages all program preparation and in-country support including lodging, in-country transportation, meals, airport pick-up and more.

We kindly ask you to share this information with interested students and department listservs. If your institution is interested in cosponsoring a program and awarding credits directly or if you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at (503)954-1659 or reply to this email.

We appreciate your help in sharing GSC’s information with your students. Visit our website atwww.globalservicecorps.org today

Best,

GSC Program Administration

Global Service Corps, a project of Earth Island Institute
1306 NW Hoyt St. #310
Portland, OR 97209
phone  503-954-1659
Global Service Corps, a project of Earth Island Institute
http://www.globalservicecorps.org

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