Cambodia Summer 2019 / June 1 – June 30 (tentative)

About Program

Situated at the heart of South-East Asia, Cambodia is a country steeped in Buddhism with a rich artistic heritage. Learn about Cambodia’s fascinating history and rapidly-changing society through discussions, excursions, and service-learning in local organizations. Explore the ancient temple ruins of Angkor Wat, take a trip on the Mekong River, and visit historical and cultural sites in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.

Program Highlights

  • Earn 6 units of CSUF course credit.
  • Complete GE requirements in Categories C3, D5, and Z
  • Program courses taught by a CSUF faculty member
  • Excursions to Angkor Wat, the Floating Villages of Tonlé Sap Lake, and the city of Battambang.
  • Many additional weekly cultural events, activities, and tours such as the Mekong River Cruise, the Cambodian Circus, the Royal Palace, and National Museum in Phnom Penh.

Questions? Contact Jaycee Cover at (657)278-2070 or jcover@fullerton.edu

Why I Studied Abroad

"Only one percent of college students study abroad, and I'm so glad that I chose to be one of them. Studying abroad was a dream come true, and being able to support my expectations with some firsthand experience was both a challenge and a reward. If you're truly prepared to immerse yourself in another culture and ingest what it has to offer, it will change you - for the better. I highly recommend that you take the plunge!"

- Kirsten O'Brien, 2016

Program Courses

HUM 350: Cambodian Life and Culture (3 units) [GE C.3 & Z]

An introduction to Cambodian history, culture, and civilization. Course explores the development of Cambodian culture and society through interaction with neighboring countries, and the West. Topics include the ancient civilization of Angkor, the colonial period, the Khmer Rouge Genocide, and contemporary Cambodia. Class will include excursions to the Angkor Wat temples, Angkor National Museum, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and walking tours of Phnom Penh.

LBST 322: Cross-Cultural Social Thought (3 units) [GE D.5 & Z]

This course explores topics in social justice from both Western and Asian/ Cambodian perspectives. We will consider questions such as:

  • How can a society that has lived through genocide achieve both justice for the victims and national reconciliation?
  • What is “engaged Buddhism” and how does Buddhism view social responsibility and community service?
  • How can developing countries like Cambodia pursue economic growth while protecting their culture and environment?

We will explore such questions through a combination of seminars, service-learning in community organizations, and discussions with local activists, community leaders, and religious teachers.

Program Fee and Financial Aid

Program Fee


Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarships and financial aid opportunities are available to qualifying students. Follow these links to learn more!

Program Advising & Information

Location: Student Success Center, room H-112

Exploration Events and Information Sessions

For more information please contact Jaycee Cover to schedule an appointment at jcover@fullerton.edu or stop by the Student Success Center in room H-112, 8 am-5 pm M-F.

Questions? Contact Jaycee Cover at (657) 278-2070 or jcover@fullerton.edu

Photo Credits: Angkor Wat by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen, CC BY-SA 4.0. National Museum of Cambodia by Clay Gilliland, CC BY-SA 2.0. Preah Pithu T Monks-Siem Reap by JJ Harrison,CC BY-SA 3.0. Buddhist monks in front of Angkor Wat by Sam Garza, CC BY 2.0. Wat Kor, Battambang by Milei.vencel, CC BY-SA 3.0. Sangkat Tonle Basak, Phnom Penh by Fumihiko Ueno, CC BY 3.0. Night Siem Reap City by antwerpenR ,CC BY 2.0.

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