Our Campuses - Kamchaymear
- From Phnom Penh, CSUK -KCM is 108km to the east, takes nearly two hours by bus-taxi and includes a ferry crossing. These bus-taxis leave from a market, Chba Ampeou, on the eastern side of the Vietnamese bridge at the southern end of the city and cost 15000 riel (US$3.80). Slated departure times are every hour until the early afternoon, but the reality is they leave only when they are full.
Accommodation and Food
- CSUK has a large "foreign house" with six bedrooms and a large communal living area. It is basic, but comfortable. From time to time you may be required to share your bedroom with one other person, depending on the number of volunteers at any time.
- Bedrooms consist of bed, pillow and mattress, mosquito net, desk and chair, clothes rack, and shelves. Sheets, pillow-cases, blankets, towels etc are communal (washing and cooking done by local CSUK cook/cleaner), but bring your own sheet, pillow cases and towels if you prefer.
- There are three bathrooms (one to share between two bedrooms) consisting of a squat toilet, and a large tank of water for bathing. The tanks are filled daily and bathing involves throwing buckets of water over you. Alternatively, there is a pump well just outside if you want to wash in the open air.
- Breakfast usually consists of fruits, and rice-based cakes from the local village. Lunch and dinner are usually rice, Khmer Food, other Asian styles.
- There is a TV, DVD/VCD/CD players, and a small library in the communal living area. On most days students play football, volleyball, badminton and basketball after classes and are very welcoming towards volunteer instructors.
- Volunteers also like to spend their time at the karaoke bars in the local village, going on day trips with students, relaxing at the student and staff houses, and having a coffee at the local "Snake Bite" cafÃ©.