Cambodia is a Southeast Asian nation bordered by Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. Its population exceeds 15 million people and it is the home of arguably the largest religious monument in the world, Angkor Wat. It takes approximately 10 hours to fly from Sydney, Australia (without stops) and it sits 3 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time.
My experience of Cambodia as part of the universities New Colombo Plan Scholarship involved spending time in international schools in the capital, Phnom Penh, being involved in activities to culturally immerse us and visiting historical monuments and sites to further our knowledge of the incredible, heart-wrenching and inspCam and our understanding of how modern Cambodia culture reflects this, particularly in regards to the value they place on Education.
The people of Cambodia were most memorable to me with their infectious smiles, honesty and kindness and I felt privileged to have had the opportunity to observe and interact in classrooms with other students and educators. I was also incredibly lucky to be surrounded by a team of like-minded people, all of whom shared a passion for education and a growing love for Cambodia. I doubt that this will be last time I visit Cambodia and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity Southern Cross University has given me to be a part of this life-changing program.