The Cambodian Student Society of California State University started in 1959 by a group of Cambodian exchange students.
Kho Tararith, who is participating in a one-year fellowship at the university, says he loves to write short stories and poems.
So far, the March 11 disaster has killed more than 9,000 people.
More than 200 Cambodian students in Japan experienced the quake, and Facebook became a main source of information for them.
Cambodia accounts for more than 200,000 Facebook users, mostly to connect with friends and professional networking.
Although the government has denied ordering the sites censored, a leaked memo indicates it indeed ordered access cut.
For decades, Cambodians here have been much more isolated from their fellow countrymen than from their Lao neighbors to the north.
The leaked e-mail suggests the anti-government website KI Media has been a particular target of the government.
Cambodia has more than 100,000 teachers nationwide, but their budgeted salary is only $40 to $60 per month.
Surin was once part of a wider Khmer empire that encompassed parts of modern-day Thailand and Vietnam.
The Mustin, which is commanded by an American-Cambodian, arrived in Preah Sihanouk province, for a five-day visit.