Carpe Diem Education | Southeast Asia Semester: Human Rights & Cultural Exchange

    Carpe Diem Education | Southeast Asia Semester: Human Rights & Cultural Exchange


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Destinations: Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Credit Awarded: College
    • Program Length: Semester
    • Start Month: February, September
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Homestay, Other
    • Application Fee: $100
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Payment Terms
    • Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
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    Study Human Rights and Cultural Exchange with a community of students through the lens of experiential education in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

    Carpe Diem students learn by trekking through remote villages and exchanging stories with hill tribes in Northern Thailand. By dropping into some of the deep spiritual traditions of Theravada Buddhism vis-a-vis the lived experience of meals, housing, study and reflection, students will find new perspectives and deepen their understanding of Self.

    Students live in the homes of Thai families in a Northern Thai village, studying Thai language, customs, food, and dancing.

    Travel to Phnom Penh to study Human Rights under the backdrop of Cambodia’s tragic genocide, juxtaposed against the ways the country and its people are recovering.

    Students will volunteer through community empowerment projects to learn and support issues of global and child poverty. 

    Through small groups of no more than 12 students, you will experiment with leadership roles, self-awareness, and purpose.

    Semester Highlights Include:

    Engage with NGO's focused on human rights

    Partner with a university in Vietnam and spend time with college local students

    Explore Theravada Buddhism and participate in a meditation retreat

    SCUBA dive in Vietnam

    Trek through remote hill tribe communities


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