Summer / Where We Work / Cambodia

Cambodia is beaming with opportunities.


University students in the capital city of Phnom Penh are eager and excited to meet you. Our teachers are looking forward to helping you connect with the community and put you in a position to thrive as you teach and influence young leaders. The laid-back culture of Cambodia is a perfect fit for those looking to connect with students over coffee and enjoy meaningful conversations with new and curious friends.

In Cambodia, you have a unique opportunity as an English educator to help your young students find their identity as a nation and point them to the ultimate hope for the future of their country.


For this program, you could be based in the bustling capital city of Phnom Penh, the idyllic rural countryside of Kampong Thma, or the historic city of Siem Reap. Whether you choose to serve for 3 weeks or 6 weeks, the program begins with an orientation and training to prepare you for teaching and your new cultural context. For the next three weeks, your primary focus will be teaching English to Cambodian youth in a variety of settings. When you aren’t teaching, you’ll spend time lesson planning, studying the local language, and assisting long-term teachers. You’ll also have opportunities for cultural exploration throughout your time in Cambodia. If you’re interested in serving long-term with ELIC this program offers a good perspective on what life overseas looks like.


Extended Trip:
June 2 – July 19
Orientation will take place in Istanbul, Turkey
Debrief will take place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Short Trip:
June 16 – July 19
Orientation & Debrief will take place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

What's Included

  • Food and housing
  • International Travel
  • Sightseeing opportunities
  • Medical and evacuation coverage
  • Orientation, training, and debriefing
  • Visa and document processing
  • Support development materials
  • Donor receipting
  • Teaching curriculum
  • Screening and team placement
  • Contracts with individual host schools
  • And more!


At ELIC, we don’t want you to ever feel like you’re raising support on your own. We provide a wide range of resources to ensure you feel fully supported and well informed throughout the process. Some of those resources include:

  • A dedicated Candidate Advisor to walk through the support raising process with you
  • A Support Raising Guide, specifically written by our staff for short term service overseas
  • Access to a support letter generator
  • Access to support letter examples
  • Access to an online donation tracking system that shows you how much you’ve raised, who’s donated to you and their contact information
  • Access to an online platform that hosts a variety of helpful documents, articles and book suggestions
  • A discounted rate to Provisio Fundraising Solutions – a third party financial support raising product
  • Printed donor cards, business reply envelopes and stamps to get you started