Visal Chourn

Visal is a Sub-Editor for AASYP and has a BA in philosophy from Seattle Pacific University. He is currently a graduate student pursuing public policy at the Techo Sen School of Government and International Relations. He has participated in numerous conferences such as Bali Student Democracy Forum, ASEAN Youth Journalism and contributed to a co written book on Cambodia and Indonesian relations.

The Benefits of Knowing Multiple Languages in Increasing Youth Employability

Speaking more than one language has been proven to confer major gains on brain development. Research has shown that bilingual young adults not only tend to perform better in the job market but are also more likely to show traits such as empathy and problem-solving skills. In recognizing the importance of language, here are five …

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Building Resilience and Relationships: The Way Forward for Cambodia and Australia

According to the World Bank’s latest Economic Update on Cambodia, the country’s economy this year will contract by -1 and -2.9 percent. This is a worrying sign given the country’s reliance on – tourism, manufacturing exports, agriculture and construction. At the same time, geopolitical tensions in the region present new risks for Cambodia. In realizing …

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Appreciation and Mindfulness During Covid-19

We are all living in an unprecedented time. Humanity is facing an unimaginable challenge and many aspects of our lives are changing along the way as a result. With all the hardships and difficulties that we are all facing I want to share some of the things that I am grateful for and experiencing during this time.