SUNY Canton


Study Abroad - Cambodia

HIST 385 - Beauty, Destruction, and Resurrection of a Country: The Cambodia Experience

Location (city): Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville

Program Description:

This program is the experiential component of HIST 385: Beauty, Destruction & Resurrection of Country: A Survey of Cambodian History. The program is a combination of academic study tour of Cambodia’s historical landmarks and culture. The emphasis of this experience is to study the political, economic and social effects of the Khmer Rouge rule on present day Cambodian society. This particular experience will approach the present day situation from a historical perspective. Participants will visit historical landmarks such as the religious monument, Angkor Wat, the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh and various other tourist attractions. However, participants will visit Teul Sleng, a political interrogation center and killing field sites such as Cheung Ek. This program will also pay close attention to the social ill of human trafficking of Cambodian children. Participants will have opportunities to listen and learn about child trafficking from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) representatives in Cambodia. Students will also have an opportunity to interact with Cambodian students from the Royal University of Phnom Penh.

Languages of Instruction: English

Fields of Study: Economics; Journalism; Education; Performing arts; Health; History; Literature; Language (Khmer); Natural and Physical Sciences; Psychology; Sociology; Asian Studies; Geography; Tourism and Leisure studies 

Admissions Criteria: Sophomores and above--30 earned credits or more with 2.75 cumulative GPA

Undergraduate Credits: 3

Term: Course taught in Fall with Winterterm travel

2015 Dates: TBD

Preferred Deadline: April 1, 2014

Cost: Budget 2015

Contact us to Apply or Ask a Question