On the Cambodia Community Challenge, you will spend two weeks working on a variety of projects aimed at improving education quality in Cambodia. You will be challenged to step outside of your comfort zone and think creatively while immersing yourself in local culture and helping provide local children and their families a brighter future.

Experience

You will be volunteering in one of our partner schools to teach a range of workshops that supplement the national curriculum and improve education quality. You could be teaching sessions that focus on conversational English, STEM, life skills, creative arts and sports! We encourage our volunteers to be creative and deliver fun workshops that will engage the children and allow them to learn hands-on.  

You will also have the chance to volunteer on a renovation project at one of our partner schools with the aim of creating a safer and more inspiring learning environment. You could be painting an educational mural, renovating a playground, creating a library, installing a hand-washing station and more! 

You can find out more about the Cambodia Community Challenge program by visiting the Challenges Abroad website. 

Credit 

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences students may be eligible for Level 2 credit through PHSS2000: Practical Employability Experience. Students must have space within their program for a 2 unit general elective. For more information, visit the course webpage.

Eligibility and application

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

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Costs

The program fee is $2,050. More information regarding program fees can be found on the Challenges Abroad website. 

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.

Accommodation

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

Celine - 2019

I knew I wanted to make the most of my time at uni and volunteering in a developing country has been on my bucket list for a while! I also just turned 21 so in a way this was my 21st birthday present to myself! There is nothing like experiencing life in a different country and being immersed in a completely different perspective on life has taught me so much. 

Read more of Celine's story here. 

 

 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 16 May 2020

Program Dates

Start: 27 June 2020
End: 11 July 2020

Fast Facts

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

Global Experiences 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.​

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