The School for Field Studies / SFS: Cambodia – Conservation and Development Studies

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In Cambodia, remnants of 12th-century temples share the landscape with wild forests, Buddhist monasteries, and small villages. Diverse ecosystems, from the mighty Mekong River to the Bokor Mountains, harbor rare species like the Asian elephant,... read more

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OVERALL RATING 3.9
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To name a few: * practices in navigating through multicultural environments * friendships * resilience * understanding the complexities of environmental problems in Cambodia through field research * field research techniques, data management and analysis * self-understanding * Khmer culture and ways of life Defi... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned that it is important to advocate for yourself and your needs, especially in regards to your mental and physical health. It was worthwhile, but I would not do it again. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The School for Field Studies / SFS: Siem Reap - River Ecosystems & Environmental Ethics
Past Review Was It A Dream?
I had never travelled internationally prior to this experience, and this was the most perfect first time abroad I could have ever wished for. It was a dream-come-true, honestly, and more dreams were realized while on program. The amount of cultural immersion and opportunities for observation, appreciation, and critical considera... - Hollins University View Entire Review
I got to experience an amazing country and solidify my choice to work in environmental education abroad. I believe that this experience was worthwhile because I grew as a person, experienced a new country, met a lot of new people, and learned about elephants. Although the field experience was not what I expected, I do think that... - University of Connecticut View Entire Review
I learned a lot about a part of the world that many people have never even heard of. Most importantly I learned a lot about people; indigenous, locals, students. - Trinity University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The School for Field Studies / SFS: Siem Reap - River Ecosystems & Environmental Ethics
Past Review Sublime.
A nuanced perspective about the world and the different conditions governing it and people inhabiting it. A new appreciation for responsible environmental policy and ethics, admiration for people whose livelihoods and cultural contexts engage with the natural world differently, extraordinary emotional connection with people whos... - Scripps College View Entire Review

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In Cambodia, remnants of 12th-century temples share the landscape with
wild forests, Buddhist monasteries, and small villages. Diverse ecosystems,
from the mighty Mekong River to the Bokor Mountains, harbor rare species like
the Asian elephant, sun bear, and Irrawaddy dolphin. The Tonle Sap Lake swells
exponentially each year with the flood pulse and creates a dramatic seasonal
shift for the wildlife and fishing and farming communities that call this
region home.

Already experiencing severe impacts from climate
change, Cambodia is a case study in resilience. Adaptation and collaborative
conservation efforts are necessary for the people of Cambodia to ensure food
security and limit biodiversity loss in a time of rapid development. Our
research here examines these efforts on the ground and provides data to support
a path toward a more sustainable future for Cambodia.



  • Climate Change, Ethics, and Conservation (SEMESTER PROGRAM)Spend the semester
    exploring Cambodia’s diverse ecosystems – from the great Tonle Sap Lake to the
    Gulf of Thailand. You’ll visit the ancient Angkor temples, study threats to
    biodiversity, learn about environmental justice and policy, and discuss
    traditional medicines with Indigenous communities. Embark on a country-wide
    expedition, spending time in an elephant sanctuary in Mondulkiri, the mountain
    and coastal ecosystems of Kampot, and conservation sites along the Mekong
    River.


  • Elephants of the Cambodian Highlands (SUMMER I PROGRAM): 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.


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.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Anthropology
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology, Evolution Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Natural Resources, Conservation
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Natural Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Religion / Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • History
  • Sustainability Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.6
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The School for Field Studies / SFS Scholarships

All students are eligible to apply for these need-based awards. SFS will work with you and your home school to understand and meet your financial need.

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Deadlines:
The complete aid application is due at least 60 days before the program begins for semester applicants, and at least 30 days before the program begins for summer applicants.

Guidelines/Requirements:
All students are eligible to apply for these need-based awards.

These grants, currently available for students enrolling in one of SFS's new semester programs, will be awarded on the basis of need and may supplement other awards of SFS need-based scholarships, travel grants, and zero- or low-interest loans.

$2,000

Deadlines:
The complete aid application is due at least 60 days before the program begins for semester applicants.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Students will be automatically considered for Trailblazer Grants once they are accepted to the Cambodia, Peru, or Bhutan semester program, and submit an application for SFS financial aid.

This need-based scholarship is available for students with a cultural and/or ancestral connection to the country in which they plan to study abroad with SFS.

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Deadlines:
The complete aid application is due at least 60 days before the program begins for semester applicants, and at least 30 days before the program begins for summer applicants.

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to be considered for the need-based Heritage Scholarship, students must complete a personal statement indicating how they qualify for this award.

SFS matches Federal Pell Grant funding for all SFS semester programs to students who use their Pell Grant to help pay the cost of their SFS program.

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Deadlines:
The complete aid application is due at least 60 days before the program begins for semester applicants.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Students must complete the SFS Financial Aid Application in order to receive this award.

SFS seeks to broaden and strengthen the participation of traditionally underrepresented minority students in all of its programs. The SFS Diversity Scholarship is one of the ways we broaden the participation of underrepresented groups of students in study abroad. For SFS, underrepresented groups include, but are not limited to, students who identify with a certain race, sex, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, age, marital status, national origin or ancestry, ethnic origin, or veteran status. Underrepresented groups also include first generation college students and students from low income families.

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Deadlines:
The complete aid application is due at least 60 days before the program begins for semester applicants, and at least 30 days before the program begins for summer applicants.

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to be considered for this scholarship, students must explain how participation in an SFS program would broaden the diversity of the program.

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