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Heritage, History, and Identity in Cambodia

The Angkor skyline, with the text "Heritage, History, and Identity in Cambodia"

Journey to Cambodia during winter session.

Heritage, History, and Identity in Cambodia

Magnus Fiskesjö
Winter Session 2023
Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, Cambodia

This winter session 3-credit course on site in Cambodia will focus on Cambodian heritage past and present — both how it's been created in the past, including the city of Angkor, and how that heritage and Cambodian history is understood and engaged today. There will be lectures, including by Cambodian guest lecturers, as well as film showings. Importantly, to explore these questions, we will visit historical sites as well as museums and other relevant sites, including performances, where history is remembered and engaged. The course will be based in Siem Reap, in collaboration with the Center for Khmer Studies there, and there will also be excursions to Phnom Penh, the capital.

Financial aid available—apply through OCOF.  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 interest in the subject matter, those planning to travel to Cambodia, heritage students, etc.

Email cu-in-cambodia@cornell.edu to receive updates and information on how to apply.

Additional Information

Academic Type

  • Study Abroad Opportunity

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