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Khmer Project in Cambodia for Volunteers
over 50

Overview
Winter
2 weeks
  • Sunday January 7th 2018 - Saturday January 20th 2018
Fall
2 weeks
  • Sunday September 16th 2018 - Saturday September 29th 2018

  • Placement locations: Phnom Penh
  • Role: Learn about the Khmer culture through visits and a wide range of activities
  • Requirements: None
  • Accommodation: Shared apartments, host families, guesthouse and village
  • Arrival Airport: Phnom Penh (PNH)
  • Local Languages: Khmer, English, French

Volunteers join Cambodian locals in rice planting

Projects Abroad’s Khmer Project Grown-Up Special is an opportunity for volunteers over the age of 50 to immerse themselves in local Cambodian communities, history, and traditions. By volunteering on this program you will get to experience first-hand what it’s like to be a member of Cambodian society. The Khmer Project offers an eye-opening cultural exchange, as it allows volunteers to share in cultural traditions different from their own. The project will broaden your horizons, and leave you with a deeper understanding of Khmer life in Cambodia.

Learning about Khmer Culture with Projects Abroad

During your stay, you will be able to offer a helping hand in some of the daily activities and tasks of the local people, including:

Volunteers in Cambodia get to visit the spectacular Angkor Wat temple

  • Cooking lessons
  • Traditional music and dance workshops
  • Puppet and clay pot making classes

By spending time with local people, and a few days living and lending a helping hand in a traditional, rural village, you will learn the basics of Khmer language. This will help you feel more at home and therefore make your experience much more rewarding. You may also be asked to provide basic English lessons to the local children in your community.

The experiences you will have on the Khmer Project are far beyond what ordinary tourists have, but you will still get to do the traditional tourist activities. During your stay you will have the opportunity to visit the many famous sites in Phnom Penh, like the Killing Fields and National Museum.

Over the weekend, social activities will be organized for you to make sure you do miss not out on what Cambodia has to offer. After your project work, you will be able to relax with the other volunteers and visit nearby attractions in your local community.

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