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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: WFU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 03/15/2023 03/15/2023 TBA TBA
Spring 2024 10/15/2023 10/15/2023 TBA TBA
Program Description:

SFS/Cambodia: Climate Change, Ethics, and Conservation.

In Cambodia, conservation has found its roots in community. Spend the semester exploring Cambodia’s diverse landscapes – from the great Tonle Sap Lake to the ancient Angkor temples. Study threats to biodiversity, learn about environmental justice and policy, and discuss traditional medicines with Indigenous communities. Embark on expeditions across the region, visiting an elephant sanctuary in Mondulkiri, the capital city of Phnom Penh, conservation sites along the Mekong River, and the Four Thousand Islands in Laos.

  • Meet the gentle giants of Mondulkiri: Visit the Elephant Valley Project, Cambodia’s first 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.
  • Take an expedition to a vast riverine archipelago in southern Laos, home to endangered Irrawaddy river dolphins and stunning waterfalls during the wet season.
  • Conduct a comprehensive field research project: Develop a research question, collect and analyze data, write a paper, and present your findings. Read more about SFS Directed Research projects.
Visit the SFS website for more information.