Challenges Abroad offers exceptional opportunities to further your life skills and to create incredible experiences, all while helping disadvantaged communities around the world. 

Cambodia is a developing country that faces many social issues and marginalised groups, particularly children, often don’t receive the care and support they need. Institutions in the Battambang region, where we work, are poorly funded and ill equipped to deal with the many social problems that people face. 


Experience the very best Asia has to offer this summer in Challenge Abroad's unique Community Challenge! Volunteer in enchanting Cambodia working with incredible organisations that will leave a lasting impression on both you and the community.
There are two Cambodia Community Promotion programs being offered during the Summer 2018/19 break:
  • Session 1
    • Start date: 01 December 2018
    • End date: 15 December 2018
  • Session 2
    • Start date: 05 January 2019
    • End date:26 January 2019

You can find out more about the Cambodia Health Promotion Challenge program by visiting the Challenges Abroad website

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Abroad Student Eligibility Criteria and any eligibility criteria set by Challenges Abroad. 

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The program fee is from $1,950 - $2250. More information regarding program fees can be found on the Challenges Abroad website

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding


Accommodation is included in the program cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the Challenges Abroad website.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ Abroad: Summer applications for this program have now closed
Host: 30 October 2018

Program Dates

Start: Varies - see Program details
End: Varies - see Program details

Fast Facts

Type: Volunteering
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Credit: Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate, Postgraduate

UQ Abroad Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​