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Operation Groundswell’s “Cities & Sanctuaries” program welcomes participants to the fascinating country of Cambodia where big bustling cities and sacred spaces comingle. From the metropolis of Phnom Penh to the rural countryside of Banteay Meanchey, participants will have the opportunity to explore Cambodia’s turbulent past and see how communities, big and small, are building for the future. We’ll visit the Killing Fields, immerse in Khmer culture and journey to Banteay Chhmar where communities are working to clear land mines and repair rural livelihoods. We’ll interact with innovative community initiatives that exemplify the resilience of a population that has struggled for peace and now strives for prosperity. Hands-on service-learning, adventure, and cultural immersion provide a unique classroom where participants can challenge themselves while reflecting on the links between memory and justice, tourism and development.