Student Experiences

Student Immersion Tours, Volunteer Tours, and Overseas Classroom in Cambodia

Journeys Within Tour Company launched its Student Experience Tours in 20. After working with such programs as Global Buddies and with schools such as Loyola Marymount and West Point Academy, we wanted to offer these amazing experiences to more schools and groups.

Each of our tours works with middle school through university students to offer them a truly life changing experience. We have been so pleased to see how a trip to this region could really change students and we’re excited to offer your student group a truly unique experience.

If you are interested in arranging a student tour, please email andrea@journeys-within.com and let us set up a student trip that will change lives on both sides of the world!


Student Immersion Tour

Student Immersion Tour

See Cambodia through the eyes of local students. Ideal for ages 12 and up, this tour offers a look at Cambodia past and present and allows students to interact with their Cambodian peers in a safe and supportive environment.

We ask all groups to fundraise before arriving in Cambodia so they can see their money being put to use in local community projects and meet the people benefitting from their hard work. This is an amazing way for students to connect and learn about a country while making lasting connections.

Student Volunteer Tour

Student Volunteer Tour

The Student Volunteer tour is just that – an opportunity to better understand the Khmer culture and community through volunteer work with local non-profit community programs in a safe and supportive environment. Community programs include microfinance, clean water projects and language and art classes.

Volunteer days are interspersed with adventures in the local area, like visiting Angkor Wat, which not only deepens understanding of Cambodian people, but gives hard working volunteers time to play! A great way to do more than see Cambodia, but to really be part of Cambodia.

Overseas Classroom Tour

Overseas Classroom

This tour gives teachers the unique ability to shift their classroom setting to maximize hands-on learning. With a dedicated classroom, lectures or discussion groups can be arranged prior to or following an excursion into local culture, history, politics, art, language, agriculture, or economics, making it an exceptional educational experience. This tour is best suited for high school or university level student groups.

Journeys Within Global Connections

Created to bring individual students from across the USA together, this tour is specially crafted to create an amazing cross-cultural learning, volunteering and travel experience for students 13 and older. With a maximum of 8 students, this intimate voluntourism journey is lead by a knowledgeable student volunteer in coordination with Journeys Within tour specialist, which allows students to interact with Cambodians in a secure and cooperative manner. From community boosting volunteer work, to team building activities, to visiting World Heritage Sites, this tour is a growing experience that will truly change lives on both sides of the world!



 

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Cambodia Highlights

Cambodia Highlights – Green Season Special

Country: Cambodia

15 Days | $2,215

Cambodia has a lot more to show for itself than just temples, and witnessing everything the country has to offer during the "green season" (May - October) is an adventurous and affordable way to get a glimpse of life in this fascinating country with few other travelers around. From the bustling capital with its tree-lined boulevards, to visiting the amazing 4 Rivers Ecolodge and eating pepper crab on a deserted beach… With this itinerary, we can guarantee you’ll love the temples, but we can’t guarantee they’ll be the highlight of your trip.

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Joss Stone headlines ChubMet Festival

ChubMet Music & Art Festival Grand Tour with Joss Stone concert

Country: Cambodia

16 Days | $3,635

Journeys Within Tour Company is excited to have been selected as the official travel partner of the ChubMet Music & Art Festival taking place Feb. 17 – March 2, 2017 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This year’s festival features seven unique musical and cultural events, including an intimate performance by the festival’s headliner, Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Joss Stone, performing live at the Jaya House River Park hotel on March 2, 2017. The ChubMet Music & Art Festival brings together an …

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Bayon temple in Angkor Wat, Cambodia

One-day itinerary: Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom – Sunrise to Sunset

Country: Cambodia

1 Day

Spend a day in Siem Reap exploring the must-see UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat and the many temples inside. Enjoy sunrise as it slowly illuminates the temples, then a break for breakfast, and finally an afternoon in Angkor Thom and sunset wherever you choose to spend it. The perfect day in Cambodia's famous temples.

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Caravelle Hotel Bar

One-day itinerary: Backstage Pass to Saigon Culture and History

Country: Vietnam

1 Day

Take in two of Saigon’s iconic buildings with behind-the-scenes tours of the incredible AO Show at the old Saigon Opera House followed by a historical tour of the Caravelle Hotel where correspondents from NBC, CBS, ABC and many other foreign news organizations were based during the Vietnam War. Your special evening will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the lobby of the Caravelle Hotel in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City. The Caravelle’s General Manager Carl will be there to meet you and …

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Cu Chi Tunnels in Vietnam

One-day itinerary: Cu Chi Tunnels and Dinner with a Veteran

Country: Vietnam

1 Day

Take an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Here you will learn about, and be given the opportunity to descend into, the tunnels where the guerilla fighters constructed an amazing underground base and village network during the French Resistance and the Vietnam War.

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Flight of the Gibbon in Siem Reap, Cambodia

One-day itinerary: Flight of the Gibbon and Phare Ponleu Selpak Circus

Country: Cambodia

1 Day

Get a completely different perspective on Siem Reap, whether it's by flying through the treetops on a zip line or witnessing incredible feats at the Phare Ponleu Selpak Cambodian Circus.

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Kayaking the hongs near Phuket, Thailand

One-day itinerary: Hongs by Starlight

Country: Thailand

1 Day

This unique tour, set up by the highly acclaimed John Gray’s Sea Canoe, highlights one of the most beautiful and unique locations in the world – Phang Nga Bay. Phang Nga Bay has witnessed a rapid growth in tourism in the past 20 years, not just for its pristine white beaches but also for its unique topography. The 400km-wide area is decorated with a display of uniquely-formed limestone karst islands, some just an outcrop of rock, others with low-lying land and beaches. Often likened to Guilin in China, or the magical Halong Bay in Vietnam, one of Phang Nga’s most appealing and captivating attractions are the ‘’hongs’’ , or lagoons, which lay hidden within the islands. It was these hidden worlds set among the towering limestone karsts that we went in search of with the Hongs by Starlight team.

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Kulen Mountain hike in Siem Reap, Cambodia

One-day itinerary: Kulen Mountain Forest Discovery Trail

Country: Cambodia

1 Day

Get active while on tour in Cambodia. Take a guided hike with Indochine Exploration through the protected Cambodian jungle of Phnom Kulen National Park. Located about an hour and a half north of Siem Reap, Phnom Kulen is home to a community-protected area of mainly intact evergreen and boulder forest.

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Elephant ride at Patara Elephant Farm

One-day itinerary: Mahout Training at Patara Elephant Farm

Country: Thailand

1 Day

The opportunity to build a relationship with an elephant is certainly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Patara Elephant Farm will introduce you to the care and feeding of these gentle giants, while also taking you on a thrilling ride through the jungle to visit a local temple and waterfall. A great family-friendly activity that's fun for all ages.

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