Challenge Snapshot

Duration: 12 Days (+3 meet ups before travel)
Location: Cambodia
Total Cost: $4,990



We believe in the power of young people to change the world and create a better future for everyone. Schoolies with Impact is an opportunity for you to travel, become a Global Citizen and join a movement that will change lives all around the world - including yours.


Exploring Cambodia

This will be a trip like no other! You'll start in the capital Phnom Penh and do a full city tour including the impressive royal palace and local markets. Next, you'll visit the Tuol Sleng museum and Killing Fields. While these are sombre sites, they are an essential visit for anyone travelling to Cambodia! For your volunteering project you'll be based in Battambang, a picturesque town with a beautiful river running through it. In the afternoons when you're finished volunteering you'll get to explore the local shops, trek to the bat caves, ride on the bamboo train and visit local temples. At the end of your trip you'll head to our favourite city in Cambodia, Siem Reap. Here you'll be able to get a foot massage, explore the incredible night markets and most of all see sunrise at the world famous Angkor Watt temple complex!


Your volunteer project

You will spend 5 days working with our team in Battambang on important projects that help the local community. Cambodia faces a range of social and economic issues, with many disadvantaged families not receiving the support they need. You'll get to work with the local community, running fun activities with local school children to inspire them to keep attending school. You'll be running sports, creative arts and English activities, things that these children are missing our on in their day to day schooling. You'll also get to work on a renovation project to help with improving school facilities! This could be painting a mural, creating a library, installing a hand washing station, improving a playground or building a sports field. These 5 days are your chance to make a real difference!


Develop your leadership before you travel

Schoolies with Impact isn't just about travel and volunteering. Starting midway through year 11, you will begin your global citizenship journey in Australia by attending 3 incredible workshops hosted by our partner, Character Builders. Spaced out over 18 months, these workshops will equip you with the necessary skills for your journey and allow you to meet the likeminded school leavers that will be travelling with you! You'll learn how to shape your story as you complete your own character journal, while exploring and developing your core values and character strengths. These workshops will truly set you apart from the crowd as you get ready to begin a new chapter of your life on a gap year, at university or in the workforce! You can learn more about Character Builders and these incredible workshops here.


Why choose schoolies with impact?

Schoolies with an impact allows you to do something meaningful as you celebrate finishing high school. It is the perfect opportunity to do something different, step outside of your comfort zone and have a once in a lifetime overseas experience! If you want to learn how you can make a difference, develop your skills and start on the path to becoming a future global leader then this is the program for you! Want to learn more about the whole program? Click here.

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Program Date: 20th Nov - 1st Dec 2019
Program Date: 18th Nov - 29th Nov 2020

*Note: if you have other dates in mind or would like to travel as an individual, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help!

What’s Included?

  • 24/7 in-country support
  • All accommodation
  • All meals
  • All in-country transport
  • Flights
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off in-country
  • Schoolies leader who will travel with you
  • 3 leadership workshops with Character Builders
  • Pre-departure support, including full program briefing
  • Volunteer t-shirt
  • An incredible schoolies trip!

What’s NOT Included?

  • Vaccinations (consult your GP)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa (approx $50 AUD)

Your Impact

In Cambodia, we are working towards the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs). By joining this Schoolies with Impact trip, you will help us make progress towards achieving a number of these goals including: