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  • Locations: Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: The School for Field Studies (SFS) 
  • Restrictions: Redlands applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Dormitory
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Academic Discipline: Asian Studies, Biology, Environmental Studies, International Relations, Religious Studies, Sociology and Anthropology
Program Description:

CAMBODIA SEMESTER: CONSERVATION, ETHICS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE


PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Credits: 18 semester-hour credits
  • Prerequisites: One semester of college-level ecology, biology, or environmental studies/science; 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


OVERVIEW

From the ancient temples of Angkor to the floating villages of the great Tonle Sap Lake, you will learn about threats to biodiversity, environmental governance, and the ways in which conservation efforts and community livelihoods are intertwined. Traveling extensively, you will spend time in the elephant-inhabited forests of Mondulkiri, the mountain and coastal ecosystems of Kampot, the Vietnamese Mekong Delta, and at key sites along the Mekong River.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Spend the night in a floating village on the Tonle Sap Lake and speak with villagers about climate-related livelihood challenges and adaptation strategies.
  • Visit the Mondulkiri highlands to study elephant conservation and learn about the changes and challenges to the indigenous Bunong peoples’ traditional lifestyles.
  • Explore neighboring Vietnam: Visit the Can Tho floating markets, Ho Chi Minh city, and the Tra Su flooded mangrove forests.

THE FIELD STATION:
SFS students live and study at the Center for Conservation and Development Studies – our most urban Center – which lies on the outskirts of Siem Reap, near the famed temples of Angkor. Campus is a breezy, modern complex nestled in a quiet neighborhood minutes away from the bustling downtown area where you will find restaurants, shops, and markets with unique Cambodian flair.


RESEARCH THEMES

  • Elephant ecology
  • Climate change impacts
  • Traditional ecological knowledge
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Environmental justice
  • Environmental anthropology
 

FIELD SKILLS

  • Species identification and wildlife monitoring
  • Khmer language
  • Conservation grant writing
  • Research design
  • Data collection
  • Scientific writing and presentation
 

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CONNECT WITH SFS

Visit the SFS website
Call the Admissions Hotline at 800.989.4418
Email admissions@fieldstudies.org
Read updates from the field on the SFS Blog
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Watch student videos on YouTube and Vimeo
 

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.