Post Tagged with: "Cambodia"

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

Global Service Scholar: Nicolas Gutierrez III Country: Cambodia For the people of Cambodia, there is little to nothing they cannot achieve when they set their minds to it. If they need a house, they will build it; if they need money to support themselves or their families, they will work […]

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What it means to be a teacher

What it means to be a teacher

Global Service Scholar: Kayli Savage Country: Cambodia My visit to Cambodia has been so rich in culture, kindness, and people. The quality of life may be poor, but the quality of the people is far superior. They are such gentle spirited and hardworking individuals, that it’s hard to ever complain […]

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It takes a village

It takes a village

Global Service Scholar: Alexis Rodriguez Country: Cambodia It takes a village; teachers, staff, members of the community, parents, and volunteers all play a significant role in shaping and developing a child’s education. The second day we arrived in Cambodia we had an orientation on the history and culture of Cambodia […]

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I Am Second

I Am Second

Global Service Scholar: Jonathan Lee Country: Cambodia After recounting the days I spent in Cambodia to various friends and family, it’s easy to remember events that occurred, but understanding takeaways from each learning moment is difficult. Even now, I’m struggling to comprehend the changes that have taken root inside of […]

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Beauty in the Culture of Cambodia

Beauty in the Culture of Cambodia

Global Service Scholar: Jake Ortiz Country: Cambodia My biggest takeaway from my experience is the firsthand education I received on Cambodian culture and history. Before traveling there I had attended a talk about Khmer experience in California, as well as taken a course, Religion in Southeast Asia, to gain some […]

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Finding Solutions

Finding Solutions

Global Service Scholar: Qanita Jaleel Country: Cambodia The biggest takeaway from this experience is that there’s no right or wrong way to live life, and that giving up should not be an option. Before going to Cambodia I had a whole list of ideas on how I could help and […]

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Arkoun Chraen, Cambodia!

Arkoun Chraen, Cambodia!

Global Service Scholar: Michelle Wan Country: Cambodia Prior to leaving for Cambodia, I grew more interested in the possibility of teaching English as a second language in foreign countries. Being able to experience that in Cambodia gave me a glimpse of what it could be like if I choose to […]

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Hoping to have a lasting impact

Hoping to have a lasting impact

Global Service Scholar: Kimberly Corona Country: Cambodia Before the trip, I had a broad idea of the volunteer work and the Cambodian culture I would experience. I didn’t want to have any set expectations; rather I tried to understand and learn. I watched a few films and read a couple […]

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What I learned from a challenging experience

What I learned from a challenging experience

Global Service Scholar: Hanna Mirshojae Country: Cambodia My service trip to Cambodia with Global Service Scholars and all the accompanying service programs was very eye opening. It helped me appreciate the things I have at home and allowed my understanding to grow. On this trip, I learned about their struggles […]

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