Members of OYG-Cam took part in a 5 week study visit in USA

August 24, 2008 at 11:22 am 7 comments


Seven members of the OYG-Cam, who are leaders of Cambodian students from various universities, have been selected to participate in summer course 2008 of the Study of the United States Institute. This is an intensive academic program whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States, while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills. The program starts from June 29- August 3, 2008. During the program, students were provided lectures, seminar discussions, reading books and group presentation. In total, there are 19 participants-7 Cambodians, 5 Burmese, and 7 Vietnamese.

There were indoor and out door activities within their visit. The programs offered them knowledge on US politics, Governmental System, lifestyle, especially chances to have face to face meeting and interaction with High Ranking persons from the US Government such as City Manager, City Council, Political Activists and Congressmen. Further more, they also get involved in volunteer activities like going to Boys and Girls Club, and Senior Citizens Centre.

During the stay, they were hosted by Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where they had great opportunities to visit Spring Field, Capital City of Illinois, Chicago (the 3rd biggest city of the US), St Louis, and Missouri. More importantly, during the last few days before returning home, they spent times in Washington DC for reflection of their whole stay in the US and participated in cultural exchanges with other participating countries from different universities.

This program is such a wonderful course for them to understand about the US political system, their lifestyle, and those from other participating countries. Most of American people are very helpful and friendly, “we have ever forgotten such great memories and experiences” said Miss Chhay Chansopheaktra, one of the participant. “What we expected before going to the US was just a small thing, but what we found there was tremendously fantastic” she added. We hope this program is still available in the future so that qualified applicants are able to experience and learn new ideas from the US and other countries.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Samedy  |  August 24, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Happy to hear that Khmer youth leader visited The. USA…

    I hope all of you will become the most efficient and sagacious People.
    Everything always changes, so Cambodia will change its face in the international Scence… because of US…

    But, Please don convert our cultures into others…

  • 2. Soksan  |  August 29, 2008 at 5:03 am

    Good job!

    What you try, you will get success in your life coz you’re young! I’d like to suggest you as well as other youth network sharing what you gained from the States in order to encourage more Cambodian young people to actively participate in the social activities.

    I strongly hope that Cambodia will be led by couragous lady soon.

  • 3. Longdy  |  September 8, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    It was definitely one of the best experiences in my life, not simply because of it was the study in USA; it was also because of the learning new things, meeting new people, interacting with and getting to know them, everlasting friendship, a taste of American college life, and many more, which i can hardly put into just a few words.

    I am very grateful for the opportunity, and I am, more than words can say, so eagar to share all the wonderful things with other Cambodians! 😀

  • 4. Study in USA  |  October 24, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Great Job , Combine the adventure of a lifetime with a great education as an International Student. Study in the USA! You can make it happen and we can help!
    Get the fantastic experience in the USA – “The Land of Opportunities”

  • 5. sokheounpang  |  February 18, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Congreatulion! I am so proud of you as the new generation of Cambodia. Hope we will lead our country together in the future.

    In Solidarity

  • 6. Madalen  |  May 8, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    This is such a good opportunity for khmer students to paticipate this program at the Sate. They are very bright people and i hope that they wont be braindrain. Thet need to look back.

  • 7. Dareth  |  May 26, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Very much appreciated to you! that have chance to study there and when u come back. Share it to our friend, to be leader and active in the society. It’s one of successes and comes from their tries!!
    Success comes from one of piece tasks daily!


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