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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description

Overview

Cambodia1
Photo courtesy of SFS

   Quick Facts

  • This program has a specific number of spots and may fill before the ASU deadline; apply early
  • Develop field research skills including species identification, research design and implementation, conservation grant writing, ecosystem health assessments, and wildlife monitoring
  • Spend the night in a floating village and speak with villagers about climate-challenges and adaptation strategies
  • Get involved with the community by engaging in long-term community projects and research, participating in festivals, and more
  • Prerequisites: 18 years of age; semester programs require at least 1 college-level biology, ecology, or environmental studies/science course; references

Location


Cambodia Location
Photo courtesy of SFS

Location Details

Your main location for the duration of the program will be in Siem Reap, Cambodia.  This is a bustling tourist destination with many shops, restaurants, and markets.  Tourism is abound in Siem Reap as it is the gateway to the Angkor region, known for the famous temples and ruins of Angkor Wat. 

You will also visit different ecosystems and communities on this program.  These communities may include a forested elephant sanctuary, the ancient temple complex of Angkor, protected forests, coastal ecosystems, freshwater ecosystems, fishing villages, mountains, farms, mangrove forests, urban centers and the Mekong Delta region.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens may require a visa.* Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas.  If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

Curriculum
Students will take 18 credit hours of a set curriculum on this program:

Academic Opportunities
View Course Syllabi  Click here
Learn More about the Directed Research Click here
ASU Credit Earned In progress

Academic Expectations
SFS programs follow U.S. grading and credit standards. Attendance requirements are strict and missed classes may impact grades. SFS programs are intensive and students should expect to have very limited free-time. Program activities are generally at least 6 days a week.
 
Course Levels, Credits & Grades
  SFS Study Center ASU
Course Levels 1000-2000 Lower division
3000-4000 Upper division
Credit  3 credits*  3 credits*
Grades SFS programs follow U.S. grading and credit standards.  All credits and grades will be posted to your ASU record after completion of your program.  As courses are graded, not pass/fail, they will be factored into your ASU G.P.A.

*Courses offered may vary in credit amount. SFS classes will convert to ASU credit on a 1:1 basis.

 

  



Cambodia Academics
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Housing


Cambodia Location
Photo courtesy of SFS

Program Housing

The SFS Center for Conservation and Development Studies is located near the city of Siem Reap.  Housing is included in the program fee and includes:

  • Dorm living with 4-person bunkrooms
  • Student lounge with open loft and beanbag chairs
  • Open-air dining area, on-site cooking staff
  • Gyms and running routes in surrounding neighborhood
  • Swimming pool, volleyball court and hammock bungalow

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. 

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. 

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

Partnership program participants will NOT pay ASU tuition for the courses completed abroad. Instead, participants will pay a Program Fee as a condition of participation. Partnership program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the published Program Fee. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet or Spring Semester Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet or Spring Semester Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 09/25/2019
**
Rolling Admission 01/27/2020 05/06/2020
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.