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Hi, my name is Yseult and I’m 22. I come from Belgium. I’m here to make an internship that fits with my field of studying bio engineering. I chose the MCC organization because I wanted to learn more about environmental conservation and the ocean. Also, I wanted to go to a place where I could test my skills helping an NGO whose values are close to my convictions. I’m going to work on the desalinization project with Zahra because fresh water is rare on the island during dry periods but very useful for everyday life (shower, dishes, ...) I would also like to work on a valorization way of the waste that drifts on the island shores every day.
 
Date of Posting: 28 July 2017
Posted By: Yseult
University of Ghent, Belgium
Hi, my name is Zahra . I'm from Belgium. I'm curently in my fourth year of study in environmental engineering. I'm here to do an internship during 2 month. I chose this place because I wanted have a direct impact on the environment and help to restore and conserve endanger ecosystems. During this internship I have the project to build a system to produce fresh water from salt water.The idea is to use the heat from the incenerator for the desalinisation process. It could be usefull during during dry season. I'm really impatient to work and live a knowledges exchange.
 
Date of Posting: 20 July 2017
Posted By: Zahra
University of Ghent, Belgium
My name is Manon, I am from Switzerland. I am 19 and have just finished my studies so it was the perfect time go traveling. I wanted to do some volunteering work and discover a new culture. When I found MCC website I thought it could be a perfect opportunity to help in a practical way and to learn more about marine conservation. I chose to stay here for one month. Maybe this is a too short period because there are a lot of projects in the island where help is needed. I will do the Advanced open water dive during my stay to be more able to help in the water.
 
Date of Posting: 16 July 2017
Posted By: Manon
Switzerland
Hi, I'm Talia Wong ! I'm 22 years old. I come from the little, sunny island of Singapore and I'm majoring in Geography. I'll be here for a 2-months internship. I decided to come to Marine Conservation Cambodia as I really wanted to know and be involved in the marine environment and make full use of my summer break instead of taking up random café and events job. I'm interested in working in South-East Asia countries where lesser attention is paid. Also, while I love the ocean immensely, something about its depth scares me too, so I want to learn how to dive and actually try to overcome this fear
 
Date of Posting: 02 July 2017
Posted By: Talia Wong
Singapore
Hi, my name is Miriam, I am a 25 year old student from Perth, Australia. I came to Koh Seh to gain practical experience for the final year of my marine science degree.
I only stayed for a very short time. During my time with MCC, I was put in charge of making a seagrass herbarium, we made concrete blocks for an underwater navigation park, collected over 100kg of rubbish from the beach and had night swims with bioluminescent plankton.
It has been such an amazing experience being a part of a passionate marine conservation family.
 
Date of Posting: 26 February 2017
Posted By: Miriam Bell
Australia
Hi my names Max Duckworth. I’m a 19 year old. Marine Biology student from the university of Technology, Sydney.
I chose to come to Koh Seh on a month long volunteer program to better understand Marine Conservation in Southeast Asia, while also pursuing my passion of diving. This beautiful part of the world is helping me to learn and further my understanding of the marine environment.
 
Date of Posting: 23 February 2017
Posted By: Max Duckworth
Australia
Hello! My name is Kian, and I'm from the US. I am currently taking a gap year before heading to university to study global health. I was looking online for conservation organizations in Southeast Asia, and when I stumbled upon the MCC website, I knew I wanted to participate in some way. So far, I have learned to dive and spot seahorses as well as helping out with other projects on the island. It has been amazing to learn about the fight for conservation, and how MCC is fighting a fight where most of the odds are against them. Although I am only here for a month, it has been a great experience to learn about all that MCC does, and do my part to learn and participate where I can. The island is absolutely beautiful, and the community here is very strong.
 
Date of Posting: 17 January 2017
Posted By: Kian
USA
Hi, my name is Monika and I’m from Australia. I was a zoo keeper back home but quit my job and sold all my stuff to travel around Asia and volunteer with different animal organizations that focus heavily on conservation. I chose to volunteer with MCC because the organization is doing active work improving the marine ecosystem, something that I wanted to explore and learn more about.
It has been exciting and thrilling challenges learning to scuba dive here, and eye opening every time I go into the water. Swimming with bioluminescence during the night dive was a definite highlight! Island life has been fantastic, even though I’ve kept busy, the vibe is relaxed, an ocean view is everywhere you turn, and with all the friendly smiling faces you can’t help but be happy. I’m definitely not ready to leave the island and my plan is to come right back.
 
Date of Posting: 10 January 2017
Posted By: Monika Lapka
Australia
Our names are Anya and Raphael and we are from Ukraine and Germany. While travelling through Asia for 5 months, we decided to join MCC for 2 weeks of volunteering.
We have been interested in Marine Biology and Marine Conservation ever since we started diving more than 2 years ago. We wanted to know more about this fantastic hidden world and how to protect it. This is why we decided to look for a marine conservation project during our Asia trip. MCC is exactly what we were looking for and the work that is done is just fantastic. It shows how much can be achieved in short time if people work together in a team and have full dedication.
We hope that we can continue contributing something similar once we are back in Europe and can use the experiences gained during our time at MCC. And of course we hope that we can come back to Koh Seh someday for a longer period.
It’s great what you guys at MCC are doing, keep doing it!
 
Date of Posting: 12 December 2016
Posted By: Anya
Honeymoon, Ukraine & Germany
Hi, I’m Kate. I’m 22, from England and I just graduated from a Zoology BSc at University of Manchester. I want to study for a Masters in International Nature Conservation so I decided that coming to MCC would be great experience for me. So far I’ve been having an amazing time becoming an advanced diver here but I’ve also been helping out with beach clean ups and path creating. It’s hard work but we have lots of fun because we work as a team. I’m over halfway through my time here but I know I won’t want to leave! I love the way of life here and I feel as though there’s still so much more to learn and more I could contribute. One month is definitely not enough time here, everyone should stay longer.
 
Date of Posting: 12 December 2016
Posted By: Kate
Zoology BSc, England

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