For LanguageCorps, excursions are not just a leisure activity - they are an integral part of developing a true understanding of the character and beauty of your host country and its surrounding area. We balance the intensive classroom work and practice teaching with a series of excursions that occur throughout your training and your time in Thailand.
Most LanguageCorps programs offered in Thailand include an initial welcome tour of Phnom Penh during your arrival weekend. All programs include a 3-day excursion to Angkor Wat following the first week of the program. This has been our most popular excursion by far, and includes three glorious days wandering through ruins of the largest religious building area in the world. Temples range in condition from moderately restored to jungle encrusted. The excursion includes time for a visit to a near-by waterfall to cool off, relax and enjoy. This trip creates memories that will be treasured forever! A second weekend excursion is included to the beautiful beaches of Sihanoukville. A second weekend excursion is included to the beautiful beaches of Sihanoukville in Cambodia. Here you will have a chance to relax, swim, and enjoy some good food with your fellow teachers.
In addition, during the year, staff and teachers often get together to plan excursions around the area. These trips are reasonably priced and often include the following:
- Scuba diving in Ranong, Thailand
- Rocket festival and kayak trip in Laos
- Songkran water festival in Pattaya, Thailand
- Fire and ball festival in Laos
- Christmas and New Years party in Pattay, Thailand
Things to see & do in & around Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh itself home to large and rising number of venues catering to a mixed crowd of expatriates, tourists, and locals -- old and young alike. The quality of pubs and bars in Phnom Penh varies widely, from cheap and cheerful backpacker bars to sophisticated nightclubs. Explore the tragic history of the Pol Pot years with visits to the Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek.
Bordered by Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam - and with a coastline on the tropical Gulf of Thailand - Cambodia is at the heart of Southeast Asia. Border crossings are now easily negotiable for travelers wishing to explore further afield.