Testimonials

Dillon G.
Dillon G.

 

I had an incredible time in Cambodia. Experiencing the culture and life of the local people has changed my outlook on more things than I can count. There is nothing that could have been done to make it better. I think that the biggest successes were the public health and first aid presentations because they were the first exposure to such topics for much of the audience, and because everybody in attendance was very interested in these subjects.”

Caitlin H.
Caitlin H.

 

“I don’t think there was ever a day that was not memorable. Literally I learned or would experience something new every day. The kids made my whole trip worth it! Their energy was contagious and I still cannot get over how much they care about learning. They loved to sing, play games, and look at pictures I brought. I met some older Cambodians in their 20’s who were working as servers in restaurants or at our hotel and they told me how they wished they could have learned English from a native speaker and how English was very important if you wanted to be successful. Also, the students told me how much they appreciated me and even if I did not teach them a lot of English I think I gave them a sense of hope.”

Connor S.
Connor S.

 

“I enjoyed this program very much. I had an amazing experience that was both fun and life changing. I cannot think of any way to improve the experience. I received the most insight into Cambodian culture when living with a host family. Being able to live with and interact with Cambodians taught me about their culture. I feel like I was as immersed as I could have been in the culture for the short period of time I was there. I met my personal goals for this trip. I got completely out of my comfort zone and experienced a country in a way that many people never get to. I had an amazing trip.”

Richard L.
Richard L.

 

“There is no one experience that is most memorable over others. I can’t identify anything I wish had gone differently. Every moment spent in Cambodia was valuable. Teaching English in Cambodia has twice left me with a feeling of deep meaningfulness. I cannot think of a better experience in my life. This reaffirmed my commitment to teach English and work towards improving the lives of Cambodians.”

 

Keerthi V.
Keerthi V.

 

“My most memorable experience in Cambodia is the community visits with the nurses I was working with. I was shocked to see the conditions people were living in; however despite this they were still smiling, kind, and friendly.”

Alyssa E.
Alyssa E.

 

"I enjoyed the project, children, and environment. I think it made me realize how much these children have gone through, and to see how well they are doing now amazes me. It encourages me to improve my life so that I therefore can help improve others’ [lives]. I want to continue in experiences like these to see how others live."