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Pacific Students to Travel to Cambodia to Volunteer over Spring Break

Mar 2, 2010

During Spring Break, ten Pacific students and two staff members will travel to Cambodia to perform various volunteer activities to the community. The group will first fly to the historical city of Siem Reap and then head to Stockton's sister city of Battambang. At Battambang the students will distribute items collected during a recent clothes drive to local elementary schools and orphanages.  The students will finish the program in the capital city of Phnom Penh before returning home. 

One of those students, Jay Stephens '11, a biology and pre-dental major, plans to teach nearly 200 boys and girls how to sustain healthy teeth and gums and hand out toothpaste, toothbrushes, and floss. Stephens has set up a personal blog to document his journey throughout the trip. His blog can be found at: www.eastboundjay.info.

"The purpose of the trip is to explore and witness the current revitalization that is taking place in response to the atrocity that plagued millions," Stephens said, "and to learn about Cambodian history, culture, and the religious significance of the more than 100 temples rooted in the deep and rich landscapes of the developing country."