Types of trips: Historical and Cultural, Events and Festivals, City tourism, Outdoor and Active, Sight-seeing, Ecotourism, Relaxation.

Best known for:  The most popular exports are clothing, timber, rubber, rice, fish and tobacco. Whilst your there you must try the famous Kmher curry served in a coconut.

Why Go?: Cambodia boasts largely unspoiled landscapes from waterfalls to padi fields there is plenty to see. Students can immerse themselves in a culture far removed from the western world.

Fact File

Population:15.14 million

Capital: Phnom Penh

Language(s): Khmer

Ties to the UK: Slowly becoming a popular holiday destination

Landscape: Mountainous in the north, Waterfalls, Rivers, Forests, Lakes, Beaches

Climate/Seasons: November through to May you can enjoy a hot, dry climate. June through to October is the country’s monsoon season

When to Go: It is probably best to avoid monsoon season. There are festivals celebrating local culture held all year round.

Reasons to Visit: You can experience culture worlds away from any European country. There are plenty of volunteer networks to get involved in.

How to Get There: Flying is the only option for getting to Cambodia. The country has three international airports with a number of smaller domestic airports

Places to Go: Angkur Wat, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap

Famous People: Rithy Panh, Vann Molyvann, Danh Monica

Natural Wonders/Wildlife: Tonle Sap (Cambodia’s Great Lake), Koh Rong, Angkor

History: The Angkor Empire, The Sihanouk years, Civil War.

Architecture: Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat, Independence Monument, National Sports Complex

Culture: Buddhism, Hinduism, a common sight is the ‘krama’ a type of scarf, shadow theatre.

Sport: Sepak Takraw (similar to volleyball), kick boxing, wrestling and football.

Events: Water festival, Moon festival, Boat racing, Kings coronation day

Watch Out For: Be aware of local etiquette and the fact pickpockets are a danger in the big cities.

Medical Issues: There are no mandatory vaccinations but it is recommended that you are up to date with MMR and tetanus jabs before you leave. Please discuss with your GP before travelling. It is essential you take antimalarial medication if you are travelling to Laos.

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British schoolgirl assaulted on school trip to Iceland

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A viral video shows a black girl being assaulted by a white woman in a corridor.

Police in Iceland are investigating after a British schoolgirl was slapped and chased by a tour guide in a hotel corridor.

The schoolgirl, 13, who attended Harris Girls’ Academy, was assaulted whilst on a school trip to Iceland to see the Northern Lights. The incident occurred at Hotel Örk, Hveragerdi on 13th October.