I had one of the best experiences of my life and made best friends for life. Even my travels in Thailand and Vietnam after the placement can't top my time in Cambodia. I miss Siem Reap every day and I'll never forget how much I loved it there. I wish I could relive every minute of it!
Spend eight weeks in Cambodia to explore ancient temples like Angkor Wat, teach english, live near a tropical beach, care for elephants and live alongside some wonderful traditional communities.
This program departs three times a year and is fully immersive, taking in all the sights and experiences you'll find described on the Cambodia page with plenty of downtime for you to explore the country as you please.
Whilst we recommend the full eight weeks for a complete experience, if you want to join this program in January, April or September and fly home after six weeks (or seven, or eight...), that's no problem. Just get in touch to arrange a return date and price to suit you.
Over the last 12 years we've taken thousands of young people overseas to experience the trip of a lifetime.
That success has drawn industry-wide recognition. We're an accredited member of the Year Out Group, an association designed to promote the benefits of well-structured gap year programs, and part of the equivalent organisation in the USA - the American Gap Association.
We're big on safety too; every one of our programs is carefully researched, audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Industry Standards for organising and managing adventurous activities outside the UK.
Your afternoons in Siem Reap will be spent helping the teachers, in both the Spitler and Kurator schools with support teaching in English, sport and computer studies.
But look a little harder at the postcard perfection of Sihanoukville’s beaches and you will see some of the city’s poorest children working among the happy holidaymakers. Children are often forced by their families to work because tourists are more likely to buy a can of coke or crafts from a youngster. These children are incredibly vulnerable to abuse and miss out on the most valuable years of education in order to scrape a living.
Under the direction of Starfish, you will work at both the Sakura School and at the Computer Development Center, helping with painting their gates, tables and chairs to teaching arts, sports (football), and any other special skills or talents that you would like to share.