Besides the elephants, the biggest thing that drew me to Cambodia was that I was going to get the opportunity to build a schoolroom (more of a school hut really) and teach English to students. The students were from different villages around the area of Siem Reap. For many it was their only opportunity to get the amount of education they deserved; many families could not afford to send their children to school all day, but this school opened their doors to them. I wanted to make a difference in the world and in a small way I feel like I did. My wonderful students made this so easy. The way they treasured education was very inspiring and I am so thankful for everything they taught me.