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  • Locations: Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: The School for Field Studies (SFS) 
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring, Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 10/02/2019 01/27/2020 05/06/2020
Summer 2020 03/15/2020 03/16/2020 06/01/2020 07/01/2020
NOTE: Dates for Summer 2020 are still tentative but should be around these dates.
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 03/16/2020 TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates for Fall 2020 are TBD, but the term typically is from early September through mid December.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Humphrey, Nicole Housing Options: Dormitory
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.6 Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor: School for Field Studies Click here for a definition of this term ISU Course: INTED
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct
Program Description:

SFS CAMBODIA: CLIMATE CHANGE, ETHICS AND CONSERVATIONS (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
 

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

SFS CAMBODIA: ELEPHANTS OF THE CAMBODIAN HIGHLANDS (SUMMER I)

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PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Term: Summer Session I
  • Credits: 4 semester-hour credits (8 credits if taken with Session II)
  • Prerequisites: No course prerequisites: 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

Spend your summer in the lush Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, studying the behavior and ecology of the endangered Asian elephant. Examine human-wildlife conflict and conservation pressures, and discuss elephant welfare and management practices. Visit the vibrant city of Phnom Penh and the ancient temples of Angkor to explore the history and culture of Cambodia.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT:
  • Stay at the Elephant Valley Project in the forested Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary to observe Asian elephants from meters away as they forage, bathe, and interact with each other in a protected setting.
The home base for this program is in the heart of the Mondulkiri highlands set on the slopes of the Elephant Valley. Watch the sunset over the forest and fall asleep to the sounds of gibbons and other nocturnal creatures. The valley provides great bird watching – from eagles to hornbills. Spend a portion of the program at the SFS Center in Siem Reap, our most urban location, located near the famed temples of Angkor.

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