Terms and Dates:

  • Winter 2025


Annie Nguyen

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Southeast Asia Program, Arts and Sciences

Off-campus partner:

Center for Khmer Studies


Plan for Winter 2025

Opportunity Description

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.

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Program Dates (tentative):

January 2-19, 2023

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

  • KHMER 1100 Elements of Khmer Language and Culture (1 credit)
    (Fall 2022, Second Seven Weeks, Oct 12 - Dec 17, 2022)
  • ANTHR 3590/6590 Heritage, History, and Identity in Cambodia (3 credits)
    (January 2-19, 2023, dates to be confirmed)


Magnus Fiskesjö, Associate Professor of Anthropology, College of Arts & Sciences

Hannah Phan, Senior Lecturer of Asian Studies, College of Arts & Sciences



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