program Volunteer Cambodia: Village Immersion Program
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cambodian international teaching volunteer

Teaching Project

On this volunteer program you will have the opportunity to run educational classes alongside local teachers. Volunteers will observe classes being taught by qualified teachers, assist in the teaching of English, mathematics, hygiene and sport.

This program is a 28 day, hands-on field placement in an international educational setting. The focus will be on teaching English to predominantly, but not only, primary school students. As the primary language of students is not English, classes in English will have to be developed with an ESL focus.

At present only one location is currently available – Cambodia mainland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrival Day Departure Day Status
21-May-17 17-Jun-17 Vacancies
02-Jul-17 29-Jul-17 Vacancies
19-Nov-17 16-Dec-17 Vacancies
31-Dec-17 27-Jan-18 Vacancies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Sunday - Arrival Day

Your team leader will be waiting for you outside the arrivals area of Siem Reap airport. They will be holding an ROV sign and wearing an ROV shirt, so you can’t miss them! If you get in before noon, enjoy a guided walking tour around Siem Reap. Once you are settled into your accommodation, you will have free time.

Optional activities in Siem Reap:

  • Explore the several markets around the city.
  • Relax by the pool.
  • See the pagodas and temples.
  • Enjoy a foot or back massage for as cheap as $5!
  • Experience the excitement of Pub Street.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.

Days 2-4: Monday to Wednesday - Teaching at the Local Schools

These will be full days at the local schools. Teachers will have the opportunity to work alongside the local teachers to create lesson plans, grade homework, tutor individual students, and assist in the teaching of English, mathematics, hygiene, and sport.

In the evenings, volunteers have free time.

Your team leader will also organize short language classes and history lessons, tours of the local markets, a Lady boy show, massages, and a trip to the carnival throughout this week.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 5: Thursday - Angkor Wat

All volunteers will have a guided tour of Angkor Wat, beginning at sunrise.

After the tour, volunteers will have free time. Many choose to rest after a long day of exploring the temples!

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 6: Friday - Teaching at the Local Schools

These will be full days at the local schools. Teachers will have the opportunity to work alongside the local teachers to create lesson plans, grade homework, tutor individual students, and assist in the teaching of English, mathematics, hygiene, and sport.

In the evenings, volunteers have free time.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 7: Saturday - Free Day

This is a free day. Volunteers have the option of purchasing our Kulan Mountain add-on or staying in Siem Reap and relaxing by the pool or exploring the city. In the evening, your team leader will take you to an acrobatic circus show.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 8: Sunday - Cooking Class and Free Time

After breakfast, volunteers will receive a complimentary cooking class where they’ll learn how to cook traditional Khmer food. After the cooking class, volunteers will have free time for the rest of the day.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.

Days 9-13: Monday-Friday - Teaching at the Local Schools

These will be full days at the local schools. Teachers will have the opportunity to work alongside the local teachers to create lesson plans, grade homework, tutor individual students, and assist in the teaching of English, mathematics, hygiene, and sport.

In the evenings, volunteers have free time.

Your team leader will also organize short language classes and history lessons, tours of the local markets, a Ladyboy show, massages, and a trip to the carnival throughout this week.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 14: Saturday - Free Day

This is a free day. Volunteers have the option of purchasing our Kulan Mountain add-on or staying in Siem Reap and relaxing by the pool or exploring the city.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 15: Sunday - Beach Day and Free Time

Volunteers will spend this day relaxing on the beach. Swing in a hammock, read a good book, enjoy the water, and eat traditional Khmer food. This is a great chance to immerse yourself in the culture as this beach is not usually frequented by tourists.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.

Days 16-20: Monday-Friday - Teaching at the Local Schools

These will be full days at the local schools. Teachers will have the opportunity to work alongside the local teachers to create lesson plans, grade homework, tutor individual students, and assist in the teaching of English, mathematics, hygiene, and sport.

In the evenings, volunteers have free time.

Your team leader will also organize short language classes and history lessons, tours of the local markets, a Lady boy show, massages, and a trip to the carnival throughout this week.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 21: Saturday - Free Day

This is a free day. Volunteers have the option of purchasing our Kulan Mountain add-on or staying in Siem Reap and relaxing by the pool or exploring the city. In the evening, your team leader will take you to an acrobatic circus show.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 22: Sunday - Cooking Class and Free Time

After breakfast, volunteers will receive a complimentary cooking class where they’ll learn how to cook traditional Khmer food. After the cooking class, volunteers will have free time for the rest of the day.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.

Days 23-25: Monday-Wednesday - Teaching at the Local Schools

These will be full days at the local schools. Teachers will have the opportunity to work alongside the local teachers to create lesson plans, grade homework, tutor individual students, and assist in the teaching of English, mathematics, hygiene, and sport.

In the evenings, volunteers have free time.

Your team leader will also organize short language classes and history lessons, tours of the local markets, a Lady boy show, massages, and a trip to the carnival throughout this week.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 26: Thursday - Tonle Sap

After breakfast, all teaching volunteers will have a guided tour of Tonle Sap, the floating villages.

After the tour, volunteers will have free time.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 27: Friday - Final Day at the Schools

Volunteers will spend their final day finishing their outlined teaching projects. After work, there will be a goodbye ceremony with the children and teachers where people are welcome to say a few words, hand out donations, or just play and relax with the children after a long week of hard work!

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 28: Saturday - Departure Day

You will be dropped off at the airport with ample time before your flight. Please be ready and waiting in the lobby with your luggage at the time allocated by your team leader.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

What’s Included:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.
  • All drinking water.
  • All accommodation.
  • All on ground transport.
  • All program activities unless specified as optional.

Accommodation:

Weeks one to four: You will be staying at a hotel in the center of Siem Reap city, which is close to restaurants, markets and shops. Volunteers will be separated in rooms by gender, in twin or triple share rooms. All linen, pillows, towels provided. Rooms have own private bathrooms, and doors with locks. Hotel comes with unlimited drinking water and snacks. Venue also has 24 hour security and wifi availability.

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Arrival and Departure

Arrival Airport: Siem Reap International Airport (REP), Cambodia
Departure Airport: Siem Reap International Airport (REP), Cambodia

Arrival Day: Is the first day of your program
Departure Day: is the final day of your program.

Airport Collection Times: 8am -12pm (Midnight) on arrival & departure day.

  • Generally all our programs start on Sunday and finish on Saturday.
  • If you are doing an extension after the program please check the relevant Arrival & Departure tab on the program page to confirm your departure airport. If you are unsure email us at admin@rovolunteers.com to confirm.
  • If your flight is delayed and you are landing after the arrival date we can still collect you but a private collection fee will apply.
  • If you have purchased an extra day before or after your program a private collection will be arranged for you. This is included in the fee for the extra day.
  • If you are arriving early or departing late and have not organised an extra day on program with us you will be responsible for your own transfer & accomodation.

 

 

Insurance

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. It is recommended to purchase travel insurance as soon as you've been accepted for your program or at least by the time you pay your Progress Payment or book your flights. When you volunteer abroad it is important to ensure that your policy includes emergency medical evacuation as well as program and flight cancellation.

We suggest that you check the policy you intend to purchase and make sure it has at least the following benefits (these amounts are listed as a guide only);

  • Overseas medical costs between $1,000,000.00 (For US citizens this level of cover may not be available.)
  • Emergency medical transport and repatriation $500,000.00
  • Cancellation costs $3,500.00
  • Trip interruption costs $2,500.00

Visas

It is ultimately your responsibility to organize a visa for your program, and the information below serves as a guide only.

A Cambodian Tourist Visa is required for everyone when entering Cambodia. The Visa is approximately $35USD and can be purchased when you land. There are some restrictions on certain nationalities, so please confirm information with the embassy / consulate of the country you will be visiting prior to departure.

If you need to arrange a tourist visa prior to travelling, we can assist you with documentation. Please send our admin team and email at admin@rovolunteers.com.

Organising your Tourist Visa into Cambodia is a really simple process, and you will need the following:

  • Current passport
  • Extra passport photo (doesn’t need to be the same as in your passport) – they can also take one there if you forget for a couple of dollars USD
  • Approximately $40USD
  • Completed visa form – you do this on arrival, or are sometimes given this on the flight dependant on airline

You then take the above to the visa counter for processing which generally takes ten minutes. They will then give you back your passport with the tourist visa in it, and you then collect your bags, clear customs, and make your way to meet your Team Leader.

Before you go…

Check:
  • If you are arriving early - you have purchased an extra night add on and sent an email to admin@rovolunteers.com to confirm, otherwise we will assume you are making your own way to the accommodation on the first day of the program.
  • If you have any long layovers, you may wish to do some research on the airport, check out the following site: http://www.sleepinginairports.net
Pack:
  • We recommend bringing a wifi enabled device in case of delays or issues so you can send and receive email. Also, carry a charging cable and a mini-power pack to recharge the device. (If you are delayed you may spend a lot of time on the phone to insurers and loved ones).
  • Put any medicines and valuables in your carry on luggage so you still have them if your luggage is delayed/lost in transit.
  • Don't forget to bring some warm clothes, toiletries and entertainment in your carry on luggage!
  • Make sure you have appropriate clothing for the climate you are arriving into - look through the get ready information, and also check some weather reports before you leave.
  • If you want to, bring along some donations for the community you will be visiting
  • For some travel packing tips, check out: http://www.marieclaire.com/travel/a17001/packing-tips-tricks-travel
Day of departure:
Arrival…
  • If you are arriving on the first day of program, a team leader wearing a ROV T-Shirt will be waiting at the airport from 8am - Midnight.
  • If you are arriving a day early, the team leader will pick you up at the time specified on your ROV program.
  • If you are delayed and unable to contact us, you should make your way to the accommodation listed in your pre departure email.

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The 28 day Cambodian international teaching volunteer program

The program was everything I had hoped for and more. The teaching experience was amazing. I fell in love with all of my students as well as everyone else at the school. I also made some wonderful friends through Reach Out. I met other teachers who are passionate about what they are doing just like I am. I never expected to make such strong and meaningful relationships while in Cambodia for just a month, but I really did. It was the trip of a lifetime!

Kame, United States.