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Angkor Wat in Cambodia

Take a Gap Semester Abroad in Asia

10 Weeks in Cambodia and Nepal

¿De qué se trata?

  • Get Started:  Download this trip’s itinerary
  • Experience a different kind of project every two weeks!
  • Do conservation work in the Himalayan Mountains
  • Help disadvantaged communities with Microfinance, Public Health and Childcare Projects in Cambodia.
  • Support disaster relief work by Building classrooms and help local staff on our Teaching Project in Nepal.
  • Explore the UNESCO temples of Angkor Wat and take a safari at Chitwan National Park.

Fechas de Inicio: 

Durante todo el año

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Duración Mínima: 

10 semanas



Is this Gap Semester in Asia right for me?

If you are 17-24 and seeking a chance to discover the world in a structured, meaningful, safe and engaging setting, you should read on.  This programme is designed to allow you to explore new cultures and gain exposure to a variety of fields through hands-on experiential learning.

If you have finished high school and have passion, energy and an open mind to really find out what it’s like to live and work in other countries, this programme is perfect for you! 

We explain more about Gap Semester Projects and what they involve below. While most of these projects focus on volunteering, we can facilitate internships during your gap semester if you need to fulfil requirements for school. Just let us know when you apply to join.



Work alongside Projects Abroad and our local partners to support entrepreneurs in and around Phnom Penh. Many of the poorest people in Cambodia lack access to banks and loans. You’ll help provide interest-free micro-loans to get their businesses up and running. 

  • Help people develop business plans
  • Assist with workshops on basic business skills and accounting
  • Visit beneficiaries at their homes and businesses

Learn more about our Microfinance project in Cambodia.

Childcare and Education 

The focus of our Childcare Project in Cambodia is to ensure that young kids learn the skills they need to thrive once they leave school. You’ll provide extra support for teachers in overcrowded and understaffed pre-school and primary schools. You’ll teach through play and other creative activities.

  • Create lesson plans with help from our local staff
  • Support early childhood development through games, arts and crafts.
  • Focus on literacy work and conversational English.
  • Promote good hygiene practices and teach about nutrition

You don’t need previous experience working with kids. We’ll provide training, workshops, and resources so you’ll have everything you need.

Read more about supporting Early Childhood Development in Cambodia

Community outreach

Provide education to remote communities in and around Siem Reap. Teach about the environment, basic health, nutrition and other important topics that are often ignored in regular classes.

  • Visit remote communities
  • Create workshops and games to involve community members of all ages

Public Health

After returning from Siem Reap you will have the opportunity to join our Public Health initiative. You’ll work alongside nurses and doctors to provide outreach visits and mobile clinics to communities that have little to no access to healthcare.

  • Learn basic medical skills from our experienced staff
  • Conduct health checks alongside professionals
  • Teach children about healthcare, nutrition, and hygiene
  • Record, analyse, and report data for our Global Impact Database

Read more about our Public Health work in Cambodia. 



You'll be based in a primary school and work alongside local teachers who will guide and assist you.

  • Teach children English and make lessons fun and engaging
  • Design resources to contribute towards a literacy-rich environment
  • Assist teachers with subjects like music, science, sports, art, life skills, and hygiene
  • Attend workshops about the education system in Nepal

Learn more about our Teaching project in Nepal.


Work alongside builders, engineers and architects to assist with classroom construction. Kathmandu is still recovering from the 2015 earthquake that devastated the region. Your assistance will make a clear and visible impact in developing the local community and enabling more children to access education.

  • Renovate existing classrooms
  • Support construction of new classrooms, toilets and washing facilities
  • Learn how to mix cement, dig foundations and lay bricks

Learn more about our Building project in Nepal.


Head up into the Himalayas to begin your Conservation adventure. Stay in the beautiful town of Ghandruk, perched among mountains and rice fields. 

  • Work in the Annapurna Conservation area alongside local experts
  • Monitor species and conduct biodiversity surveys
  • Check camera traps for Snow Leopards
  • Raise awareness about ongoing conservation efforts through workshops and lessons in local communities

Read more about our Mountain Conservation project in Nepal 

Cultural Exchange

Throughout your journey you will be immersed in local culture. Dedicated local staff will support and work alongside you every day. You'll learn from them and have an insight into regular life in each country.

Join workshops, excursions, and visits to historical sites! The history of Cambodia has been turbulent and tragic. You’ll learn about the mighty Khmer Empire and explore Angkor Wat. During your first week you'll also visit the Killing Fields, hearing the heart-wrenching history of the Khmer Rouge Regime. Whilst learning about their rise to power and subsequent fall, you'll get a better understanding of how Cambodia is still recovering, and why your work will help make an impact.

Nepal is also rich in both culture and natural beauty. Sitting between India and Tibet, Nepal is a mix of both, while being entirely unique as well. Between the temperate rainforests of the south and the massive heights of the Himalayas in the North, Nepal has a little bit of everything. During your trip, you will get to explore all these different environments, spending time at temples, learning about cultural practices, and spotting wildlife in National Parks.

A volunteer receiving a bindi from locals

Experiential Learning: Reflective Journals

During the programme, you will be encouraged to take some time to reflect on your experience. Each group member will join a series of reflective exercises and prompts throughout the programme. You’ll be given a journal that you can write in that has questions to help you reflect on your time abroad. These become great ways to process your experience but also a great memento to remember your trip after the programme is over. 

Volunteers record their work in Nepal

Where in Cambodia and Nepal will I work?

Nom Pen

You'll start your journey in Phnom Penh. The Capital of Cambodia sits on the banks of the Tonlé Sap and Mekong Rivers. However, for all its growth, there remain areas of poverty and marginalization in the city. These are the communities your work will focus on supporting. 

Even with Cambodia’s history of war, the city is rapidly developing to keep up with an expanding population and growing tourism industry. In some places, it can be an intriguing mix of traditional and modern life. And, around every corner, your nose will be led to some of the most delicious Cambodian food. The city also boasts a lively night life and a great selection of spas and restaurants.

As you walk the streets, you’ll be greeted by saffron-clad monks, chaotic traffic, and some of the friendliest locals you’ll ever meet. You can spend time at the many Buddhist temples, sample delicious fish amok or Cambodian chicken curry, or visit one of the local markets and modern malls.

Siem Reap

The cultural and tourist centre of Cambodia, Siem Reap retains some of its colonial French influence. With sprawling night markets and an assortment of exciting street food, Siem Reap is a great place to explore and learn more about the culture of Cambodia. From here, you’re also within easy reach of the world famous Angkor Wat. Hundreds of ancient temples are scattered throughout the jungle and are an unforgettable sight. 

While Siem Reap city is prosperous, the surrounding province is one of the poorest in the country. You'll conduct community outreach events and workshops in these areas.

Chitwan District

You’ll spend your first three weeks in Nepal around the city of Bharatpur in Chitwan District. This fast growing city is full of sacred religious sites, as well as forts and palaces. It’s popular with tourists due to its close proximity to Chitwan National Park. Bishazari Tal wetland also lies on the southern side of the city and is a popular bird watching site. Spend time exploring the many colourful markets, and gaze in wonder at the snow-capped mountains surrounding the city. 


You’ll live and work in Ghandruk during your Himalayan Conservation project. This picturesque village is located in the Annapurna mountain range (part of the Himalayas). Ghandruk is home to truly spectacular views, as well as plenty of friendly people. You’ll stay at a family-run guesthouse with other members of your group. Pokhara, one of the largest cities in Nepal, is the closest city. Simultaneously vibrant and laid-back, Pokhara is home to plenty of attractions and restaurants, making it an ideal weekend getaway spot.

Airport pickup, flights and visas

When you arrive at Phnom Penh Airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Cambodia Arrival Procedures page.

Our staff will take you to the airport on your departure and make sure you are able to successfully board your flight.

On arrival to your airport in Nepal, you will also be met by a member of Projects Abroad staff. You can find more information regarding this at the Nepal Arrival Procedures page.

Food and Accommodation

You'll share accommodation with other Projects Abroad volunteers and interns during your Gap Semester Trips. This is a great way to get to know your fellow volunteers and interns, share experiences, and explore your surroundings in your free time together.

The accommodation is safe, clean, and comfortable. Your programme fees include three meals a day.


You will live in a shared apartment with the other group members in Phnom Penh, and a guesthouse in Siem Reap. A cook will provide your meals each day.


You will stay with host families in Chitwan District. You will share accommodation with other members of your group and get to immerse yourself in local culture by joining a family. During the Conservation Project, you will stay at a guesthouse with the rest of your group in the beautiful town of Ghandruk.

Find out more about our accommodation.

Planes de gestión

Hemos establecido los objetivos para nuestros proyectos en documentos llamados Planes de Gestión. Los usamos para planificar adecuadamente la labor que realizarás. También nos ayudan a medir y evaluar nuestros logros e impacto cada año.

Básicamente, nuestros Planes de Gestión nos ayudan a mejorar nuestros proyectos. Esto significa que formarás parte de algo que tiene un impacto real donde más se necesita. Lee más sobre nuestros Planes de Gestión.

Midiendo nuestro impacto

Nuestros proyectos trabajan hacia objetivos claros a largo plazo con objetivos anuales específicos. Cada voluntario e interno que enviamos a nuestros proyectos nos ayudan a trabajar para alcanzar estos objetivos, sin importar cuánto tiempo participen en sus proyectos.

Cada año miramos hacia atrás y vemos cuánto hemos progresado hacia esos objetivos. También creamos un Reporte de Impacto Global que documenta nuestros logros. Obtén más información sobre el impacto que logra nuestra comunidad global de voluntarios, internos y personal y lee el último informe.

Seguridad y respaldo de nuestro personal

Tu seguridad es nuestra prioridad. Contamos con procedimientos para asegurar que tengas el apoyo que necesitas para disfrutar tu viaje tranquilamente. Nuestro personal está disponible las 24 horas al día para asegurar que te sientas cómodo en tu alojamiento y programa. Si tienes problemas, ellos te ayudarán en cualquier momento.

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