In mid-March two EGBOK Mission students from Cambodia named Somiel and Nita took off for Singapore to board a Semester At Sea (SAS) ship. The adventure marked the start of EGBOK Mission’s latest partnership designed to give students an opportunity to experience different cultures and increase understanding of the hospitality industry. Semester At Sea is [read more...]
Blogstream: Tourism Trips
Our tourism trips bring curious students to different destinations, enabling them to learn about the places where they live and beyond.
This beach town on the Gulf of Thailand is one of Cambodia’s most popular spots for backpackers and other foreign tourists. They arrive in droves by bus to unwind and watch the waves roll in for a few days. The fancy hotels of Siem Reap are far back in the rearview mirror. Sihanoukville is full [read more...]
EGBOK Mission takes regular trips to nearby museums and other places that shed light on Cambodia’s fascinating history. The hope is that students will foster an early appreciation and natural curiosity for their changing world. In Phnom Penh, the Royal Palace and its magnificent gold roof give new visitors just peek at Cambodia’s decadent, once-prosperous [read more...]
Residents of this small city in the southwest corner of Cambodia are hoping development—primarily something that resembles basic city infrastructure—will give them a chance to return to more prosperous times in the near future. For the moment, Cambodia’s war-torn past still makes day-to-day life in Kep very difficult. A small percentage of tourists do visit [read more...]
The small city of Siem Reap is home to the ancient Temples of Angkor, the 1,200-year old remnants of the Khmer empire. More than 2 million tourists visit Cambodia each year in search of the country’s most popular attraction. Visitors to Siem Reap enjoy several expensive international hotels and an international airport, as well as [read more...]