Cambodia is said to have 2 seasons: the wet and the dry. Both live up to their name in terms of weather, but a more accurate description of the seasons might be “The Wet Season and The Wedding Season“. As monsoon rains abate in November, Khmer brides and grooms take the plunge with elaborate traditional 3 day ceremonies beneath colourful tents that seemingly spring up outside bride’s houses the very moment the rains end.
The December-March period is also the busiest time in the tourist calendar, with the weather being more suitable for those not used to 35°C days at 99% humidity! Late December and January nights become cool (down to a chilly 23°C!), and rain is scarce for much of the season, making it an opportune time to witness a crisp, clear sun rise over Angkor Wat, and to travel to the far reaches of the country which are literally waterlogged throughout the wet season.
December Program Overview:
Comprehensive 10 day orientation
Includes introduction to Cambodian culture, geography, Khmer language, safety and security, living in Phnom Penh, and 2 day introduction to the CWF curriculum.
Visit CRDT in Kratie town, and travel with CRDTours to Koh Pdao (Rattan Island)
11 week teaching semester (December 16 2013 to March 2 2014)
All major Khmer and international public holidays (see below)
A thank you party at the end of your program.
Certificate of Appreciation and letter of recommendation
International Human Rights Day – 10th December 2013
Christmas – 24th & 25th December 2013
International New Year – 31st December 2013 1st January 2014
Victory Day (7 Makara) – 7th January 2014
Chinese New Year – 31st January – 2nd February 2014
Meak Bochea – 14th February 2014
All Dates To Be Confirmed