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  • Locations: Bangkok, Thailand; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: GEO (Global Education Oregon) 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Areas of Study: Asian Studies, Human Rights, International Studies Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 2.75
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Nongovernmental Organizations of Southeast Asia

In this four-week summer program, you will meet with nonprofit/nongovernmental organization (NGO) leaders, learn about the NGO sector in this region, and work on a hands-on project for a local organization in Cambodia. The program will travel to Thailand (Chiang Mai and Bangkok) and Cambodia (Siem Reap and Phnom Penh). 

Southeast Asia is a dynamic region with dozens of ethnic groups and languages.  During the program, you will stay both in towns, like Chiang Mai, Thailand and Siem Reap, Cambodia, as well as large cities like Bangkok and Phnom Penh.  Locally, there are hundreds of NGOs working on issues such as environmental protection and conservation, education and health care, and human rights.  While these countries are often termed “developing”, students will experience the variety of communities and stages of economic development, and explore the impact of the wars of the 20th century, globalization and climate change on the region.

In addition to visiting a variety of NGOs, the program will also visit cultural sites, including the Grand Palace in Bangkok, the Killing Fields in Cambodia, and Angkor Wat. The program will also visit Elephant Nature Park, a sanctuary for rescued elephants that is considered a pioneer in the treatment of captive elephants.

GEO program fees cover tuition, housing and some meals, excursions, and on-site orientation. Insurance and a 24-hour emergency service are also included. For information on scholarship funding, please visit the Scholarships & Aid page on our website.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.