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Cornell in Cambodia Winter Program

Cornell student in front of Angkor Wat.

Journey to Cambodia during the winter session.

Heritage, History, and Identity

Magnus Fiskejö and Hannah Phan
Winter Session 2025
Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, Cambodia

In collaboration with the Center for Khmer Studies (CKS), Cornell's Southeast Asia (SEAP, Einaudi) Study Abroad program in Cambodia will provide an in-depth focus on the cultural heritage of Cambodia both past and present. This winter course will focus on Cambodian heritage past and present — how it's been created in the past, including the city of Angkor, and how that heritage and history is understood and engaged today. We will visit historical sites as well as museums and other relevant sites, including performances, where history is remembered and engaged. There will be lectures, including by Cambodian experts, as well as film showings. Based primarily out of Siem Reap, Cambodia, CKS has a long-standing partnership with Cornell to help us arrange in-country logistics as well as other relevant excursions while in Cambodia including the capital, Phnom Penh.

Cornell students who have taken 3+ credits of SEA courses are eligible for funding from SEAP.

This 3-credit course will be held in Cambodia.

To prepare for CU in Cambodia, students should plan to take KHMER 1100 “Elements of Khmer Language and Culture” this fall with Hannah Phan. The course will introduce basic Khmer/Cambodian language and culture to anyone with an interest in the subject matter, those planning to travel to Cambodia, heritage students, etc.

Previous Course Topics

This course is a two-to-three week immersive experience in Cambodia during the winter session. Students join a faculty member and TA in Cambodia to receive a hands-on, in-country instruction. The enrollment capacity is 10 to 12 Cornell students. Dates and course content are subject to change depending on which faculty member will lead the course—stay tuned! Previous courses have included:

Stay tuned for the announcement of next year's course!

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Make sure you have subscribed to the SEAP listserv to receive the latest updates on deadlines for study abroad applications and funding deadlines.

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More information also available at Experience Cornell.

Additional Information

Academic Type

  • Study Abroad Opportunity