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Cambodia GLC: International Collaborative Consulting Project

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Program Feature

Service Learning

Program Term


Program Type

OHIO Credit

Academic Focus

Leadership and Community Engagement

Application Deadline

January 20 at 11:59pm

For more information, contact:

Dr. Robert Stewart
Cambodia Program Director and GLC Academic Advisor

Dr. Matthew LeRiche
GLC Director

Kirsten Dabelko
OGO Program Coordinator 


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ABOUT GLC: The Global Leadership Certificate program is a two-year certificate offered to OHIO undergraduates that prepares students to serve as internationally-minded, skilled, attuned, professional and experienced leaders in all walks of life. 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Global Leadership Certificate students will enjoy the opportunity of a lifetime to partner with students from America University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia to collaborate on projects in conjugation with Cambodia-based NGOs. OHIO students work with Phnom Penh students online through the semester and finish their project on-site in Cambodia to finalize and present their projects to the given client. Students in the program also travel to Siem Reap for a long excursion. The GLC experience is unlike any program offered because students form relationships with students in other parts of the world prior to and during their global adventure.  

Living Arrangements 

Participants will stay in the Khmer Surin Guesthouse. This is a well-known mid-range “boutique” hotel, centrally located near the Independence Monument in Phnom Penh. The hotel includes an excellent and affordable restaurant on the ground floor. Meal prices range from $5-8 with breakfast included in the hotel and program price  

Program Dates 

May 8 - May 23, 2020 


INST 4900 Special Topics in International Studies: Leadership Mentoring in Transitional Societies, 1 credit


The program fee for this program includes: Student accommodations, excursions, in country transportation during program activities, welcome and farewell dinner, and international health insurance

In addition to the program fee, students should plan for 1 credit hours of tuition*, administrative fee, and out-of-pocket costs. Below is the student budget worksheet for this program, which outlines these costs.  

Undergraduate Student Budget Worksheet 2020

Items that are not related to the program (ie. additional entertainment, souvenirs, extra travel, contingency funds) are not included in the cost estimates provided and should be budgeted for separately.  


  • Non-resident surcharge waived for the credit hours associated with this program. 
  • If you are nominated to this program, you will be required to pay a deposit to confirm your participation. The deposit is a down payment on the total costs to be billed by OHIO and is determined by the total cost of the program. 

Funding Opportunities

More information on financial aid and scholarships can be found on our funding pages.

Eligibility and Requirements 

This program is open to GLC students ONLY and is required in order to complete the certificate program. Students must also be in good academic and judicial standing with the OHIO. 

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy.  

This program accepts NON-OHIO students. For more information about this process visit the Non-OHIO student page.   

Participants must have a at least a high school diploma or the equivalent (e.g. GED) by the start date of the program to be considered for eligibility.  Students enrolled in College Credit Plus (CC+) are not eligible for study away programs.

Entry and Exit Requirements 

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year,  apply for your passport  now. Some countries also require a visa to legally enter or reside in the country.

U.S. citizens  will not  need a visa or other special document to enter the country for the length of this program. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to this program. 

For more specific visa related information, please visit OGO’s  Visa Information Page 

Information for  Non-U.S. citizens  can be found  here