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  • Locations: Siem Riep, Cambodia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: The School for Field Studies (SFS) 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:

SFS CAMBODIA: CLIMATE CHANGE, ETHICS, AND CONSERVATION (SEMESTER)

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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

Classes

SFS 2080 Language and Culture of Cambodia 2 credits
SFS 3800 Conservation Science and Practice 4 credits
SFS 3810 Ecosystems and Livelihoods 4 credits
SFS 3820 Environmental Ethics and Development 4 credits
SFS 4910 Directed Research 4 credits


OVERVIEW

Explore Cambodia’s diverse ecosystems – from the great Tonle Sap Lake to the Gulf of Thailand. Take field expeditions to ancient Angkor temples, study community approaches to combating climate change and preserving biodiversity, and learn about environmental justice and policy in a country unlike any other. This program includes extensive travel across Cambodia – you’ll spend time in an elephant sanctuary in Mondulkiri, in the mountain and coastal ecosystems of Kampot, and at conservation sites along the Mekong River.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Meet the gentle giants of Mondulkiri: Visit the Elephant Valley Project, Cambodia’s original elephant sanctuary, to study elephant behavior and ecology.
  • Spend the night in a floating village on the Tonle Sap Lake and learn from villagers about how they’re adapting their livelihoods to climate change.
  • Observe some of Cambodia’s most striking and endangered species: Cantor’s giant softshell turtle, Irrawaddy river dolphin, gibbon, adjutant storks, and many more.

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. The Center is a breezy, modern campus 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
  • Buddhism influences
 

CORE SKILLS

  • Species identification and wildlife monitoring
  • Elephant behavior analysis
  • Conservation grant writing
  • Ethics and reasoning
  • Basic Khmer language
  • Research design and implementation
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Research presentation
 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 08/31/2019 08/31/2019 09/02/2019 12/11/2019
Spring 2020 12/15/2019 12/16/2019 01/27/2020 05/06/2020
Fall 2020 08/15/2020 08/16/2020 08/31/2020 12/09/2020