Teaching in Cambodia

  • Duration: 14 DAY(S)
  • Type: Volunteer – Help out in our village school!
  • Project Rating:
    (11)
  • Physical Rating:
    – Very low fitness level required

Support the ROV School in Siem Reap and have an amazing time in the process

Overview

This program is a 14 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. 

You will be living in Siem Reap, Cambodia’s second largest city and taking a tuk-tuk from your guesthouse to a village approximately 30 minutes away. You’ll have time to enjoy the tranquil scenery as you travel beside rice fields on the only dirt road into the village. There you will be working at the local school—interacting with the children, playing sports, and improving their English.

Basic Itinerary
DAY 1 Itinerary

You can arrive anytime on the first day if you have purchased the airport collection add-on. Your team leader will be waiting for you in an ROV shirt holding an ROV sign. Alternatively, you can meet us at the accommodation listed in your 4 weeks prior to program email. There is a walking tour of Siem Reap in the afternoon and a group dinner giving everyone a chance to get to know each other. Meals included: Dinner

DAY 2 Itinerary

This morning you will travel by tuk-tuk to the ROV Community School which is just outside Siem Reap. There you will have an orientation and meet Chhaiky the principal who has helped grow the ROV school from 30 students to over 300 students. All students at the ROV school are receiving a free education thanks to people like you joining our programs.  After dinner, you'll have a Khmer language and history class. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 3 Itinerary

Each weekday you travel by Tuk Tuk to the village school. You will have the chance to discuss curriculum issues with local teachers.

DAY 4 Itinerary

Some days you be busy teaching and other times you will be able to observe the activities of the local teachers.

DAY 5 Itinerary

It's Friday so everyone will be in a good mood and excited for the coming break. You will find lots of opportunities for games with the children.

DAY 6 Itinerary

Today is a great day to join in the trip to Kulen Mountain and then enjoy the Phare Acrobatic  Circus in the evening. Just take the Add On with your program

DAY 7 Itinerary

Weekends are free days to get to know Siem Reap and the local shops and markets.

DAY 8 Itinerary

You can enjoy a sleep in or continue to get to know the town and the local environs.

DAY 9 Itinerary

Each weekday you travel by Tuk Tuk to the village school.

DAY 10 Itinerary

Each weekday you travel by Tuk Tuk to the village school.

DAY 11 Itinerary

Each weekday you travel by Tuk Tuk to the village school.

DAY 12 Itinerary

Each weekday you travel by Tuk Tuk to the village school.

DAY 13 Itinerary

Last day at the school, so time to say your farewell and enjoy a small party with the children.

DAY 14 Itinerary

Fly out day. Make sure you take the Airport Add On and we will arrange for you to be dropped at the airport with your luggage.

What's Included
  1. All accommodation
  2. ROV Team Leader
  3. All on ground transport Excl. airport transfers
  4. Language & History lesson
  5. Local Massage
  6. Street Food Tour Incl bug tasting
  7. Local Carnival
  8. Angkor Wat Entry
  9. Angkor Wat Guide
  10. Angkor Wat Transport
  11. Building Project
  12. ROV T-shirt x1

For more details see your Program Booklet.

Included Meals
  1. Breakfast 9
  2. Lunch 9
  3. Dinner 8
Add-Ons
  1. Airport Collection and Drop-off (Siem Reap) ($14.00)
  2. Flight Booking Service ($75.00)
  3. Standard ROV T-Shirt (Unisex) ($10.00)
Airport Information

  • Arrival: Siem Reap International (REP) – you can arrive at any time on the arrival day. Take the Airport Add On and we will be there when you arrive.
  • Departure: Siem Reap International (REP) – you can depart at any time on the final day. Take the Airport Add On and we will return you to the airport.

Reviews

  • Alyssa Lambert
    28 Jul 2017
    The program was amazing, I cannot wait to sign up for my next ROV project. This month in cambodia was the perfect balance between fun and work. The most memorable volunteer wise, was the relationships made with the students. But the most memorable thing within our group, was the friendships I made. It was hard getting a new group every week but it was crazy how fast everyone became friends.
  • Alyssa Dantoin
    17 Jun 2017
    "It's hard for me to explain how much I enjoyed it. Every week brought new adventures, and I became more familiar with the city. By the end of the four weeks I felt as if it had become a home away from home. More than anything, I loved my team leaders. They made everyday fun and helped us to continue to see the importance of the work we do here. This trip was more fulfilling than I could ever have expected and I am so grateful. The kids are most definitely the most memorable and enjoyable part of my trip. I love my students more than words can say and I can\'t wait to come back and hopefully see them again. I feel like my time and work was so valued by not only the reach out organization, but also by the community and the school I worked with. I hope that at the very least I have helped convince the kids in my class that what they are doing is so special, and that they have the potential to do anything they set their minds to. I hope I was able to help the administrators develop a more stable lesson plan and understand the important of structure in the school place. They have so much potential, and are already doing such great things. I hope my work helped them to see why they continue to work so hard to teach English in these villages. I had the wonderful opportunity of working a little with all the team leaders over my month here. Generally, they are all very outgoing and personable. They are so helpful when you have questions and they are the perfect balance of professional and fun. I love each and every one (with a little extra for Damdin)."
  • Chanlina Lam
    04 Feb 2017
    "I enjoyed that there were several activities planned throughout the program so that it was not just a 4-week block of teaching. This meant we worked with the teachers and students but we also had time to experience the area and the culture. The program exceeded my expectations. For example, I did not think I would have such a big role in the classroom because I thought I would just be a teaching assistant. Instead, I was asked to run the lessons, which required daily lesson plans, as well as discussions with the teacher about writing the weekly and monthly tests. The most memorable parts of the program were the connections I made with everyone, from other volunteers to team leaders, and locals. I was surprised about how much time the different programs spent time together as I thought we would only cross paths sporadically. The fact that we spent most of our time with the other volunteers meant we were able to create new friendships and experience the local culture together. I highly recommend joining an ROV project because it is such a new and exciting experience and will seriously exceed your expectations."
  • Kaitlynn Pollock
    28 Jul 2018
    "I'm studying to become a teacher and have always wanted to teach internationally so it was a perfect opportunity. I wanted to travel around SE Asia so it fit nicely. I loved it. 100% it made a difference for the kids and community. The kids were definitely the most memorable. They are all so amazing and dedicated to coming to school every day. The people that I met were also so amazing!! I'm not sure what I was expecting so I guess it was. I got to experience a few team leaders and they were all great. Adam was very helpful and responsible. Jade was amazing! She was so fun and made every day a new experience. Sam was also awesome and kind. I didn't get to spend a lot of time with him but he was always up for singing and having a good time. DD was a ton of fun as well. He made Cambodia feel like home and was always there to help. Aweaome, awesome people!"
  • Katie Fowler
    28 Jul 2017
    "I enjoyed everything. It was really nice having activities planned for us to do within the week and the weekend so we could see things throughout Cambodia outside of the city. It was pretty much what I expected it to be. I didn\'t except myself to get as attached to the children as I did, but no complaints there. The most memorable was probably meeting all the children and the new groups that came in. I made some life long friends. Damdin was amazing. He was excellent within every aspect. His organization was great, I never felt confused or stressed, his professionalism was perfect. It was a mix of knowing he was in charge but he also was a friend to us and that is exactly what I believe is needed within a job like this."
  • Katie Middleton
    02 Feb 2019
    "I chose ROV because it looked so amazing and fun. I found that ROV had the best reviews out of most of the volunteering programs I had looked at. I chose the teaching project because I am a teacher in training at university and I have always wanted to teach overseas. Hopefully one day I can again once I have graduated. I absolutely loved it. The school and the children will always have a place in my heart. I believe we all made a huge impact on their lives. My team leader was Sam for my first week. He was the most amazing team leader and I would not ask for anyone else. It was good having a local show us around the place. Sam was great!!"
  • Lauren Dudley
    28 Jul 2017
    "Interacting with the kids and watching their English progress was great, but seeing them interact with one another and form new ideas in English was even better. It was even better than expected, it showed me so much more to life and opened my eyes to places beyond what I know. Cambodia is a growing changing country that needs what we have given it and I\'m glad to have been a part. Dancing and entertaining the kids was by far the highlight, but all time spent in the classrooms and seeing them react to English for the first time will stay with me forever. The team leaders all new what they had to do 100% of the time and were not only professional but approachable, friendly and extremely welcome to explaining customs and the language. They went above what they needed to do and are all amazing people in their own way There\'s no reason not to, if you miss it now you\'ll only look back and wonder why you didn\'t do it. If someone like me can come out here and love every minute of it there\'s no reason any person wouldnt enjoy it. Not just Cambodia as it\'s gotten me excited to travel and see anywhere."
  • Lisa Berrington
    25 Dec 2017
    "I am studying to be a teacher, therefore being at the school was the best part of my trip. I didn't know what to expect, but it didn't disappoint. I had such an amazing experience at BFOK school. I was honoured to have my own classroom as well as work alongside the beautiful teachers. The children and teachers learnt so much from me as I did from them. They will be able to further expand their English, PE and math skills/knowledge from the basics that I taught. We are still in contact also, so they can continue to ask me questions. I absolutely loved everything included. Angkor wat was so beautiful and the tour guide was really knowledgable. Tonle Sap was also great and we even got to swim at the end. Overall they were all AMAZING!!! DO IT! Get out of your comfort zone and help those who are in need."
  • Melissa Jones
    28 Feb 2017
    "I enjoyed the program a lot, the combination of work with cultural activities and free days was really good. Was a lot better than expected. The most memorable parts of the program were teaching the children and eating some amazing volunteers. Working with the teachers and the students was extremely worthwhile. I feel like being there and conversing with the students and the teachers, as well as supporting them and teaching in the classroom really helped their English skills. I really enjoyed the temples, they were extremely beautiful. Tonle sap was extremely eye opening. The markets were a lot of fun too. I enjoyed the lady boy show however it went a bit far when they pulled one of the other volunteers on stage for a skit in the first week. The circus was probably one of my favourite things. Do it, it's an amazing experience and is extremely worth it."
  • Rhiannon Edwards
    04 Feb 2017
    "Seeing the smiles and happiness from the community after knowing what we were doing was so rewarding to know you made that difference From temples to traditional food and house warming parties I truly felt I was involved within the culture during my time in Cambodia. Definitely consider helping make a difference through rov. It\'s rewarding to both your self and the local communities"
  • Sarah Hext
    17 Jun 2017
    I enjoyed every aspect of the trip. Every activity that our team leaders took us to very much immersed us in the cultures that Cambodia has to offer. The children out in the village were indescribable so that alone was very much a highlight. It was originally not what I expected as I came into the trip not having a 100% idea of what I was going to be doing. But everything was amazing. It was even better than I could have ever imagined my time here being like. The most memorable parts were the kids and teaching them, tonle sap, the waterfall at kulen mountain, the cooking classes were an amazing aspect that I can take home with me. Just Cambodia as a whole was memorable, it was a trip I will never forget.
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    • Program cost $1,825.00/ person

    • Program cost excludes flights.

    Program cost $1,825.00