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SFS: Cambodia: Conservation, Ethics, and Environmental Change
Siem Reap, Cambodia (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: The School for Field Studies (SFS) 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 01-NOV-2018 ** Rolling Admission 28-JAN-2019 08-MAY-2019
Fall Semester 2019 01-APR-2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.8
Language Requirement:
none
Open to Non-UVa Students:
No
Housing: With program group Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Field Study/ Experiential, Island
Tuition Payments Made To:
Program Provider
Education Abroad Advisor:
Ryan Hathaway
Application Fee:
Yes
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Yes
Subject Area:
Anthropology, Asian Studies, Biology, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Foreign Affairs, Geography, Geology, Religious Studies, Sociology
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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