This program will require students enroll in a 7-week 1-credit Jumpstart course with Cornell's Khmer language lecturer Hannah Phan ahead of their travel. Limited to 15 students.

  • Khmer Language Jumpstart Course (1 credit) 7-week 1-credit Jumpstart course, Fall 2022, with Cornell's Khmer language lecturer Hannah Phan. 
    (Fall 2022, Second Seven Weeks, Oct-Dec, 2024)
  • ANTHR 3590/6590 Heritage, History, and Identity in Cambodia (3 credits)
    (January 2025, dates to be confirmed)

Course Description: This winter course on site in Cambodia 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. 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.

ANTHR 3590/6590 counts toward Anthropology, Asian Studies, History of Art, Archaeology, and Historic Preservation. This course is also crosslisted under the following: ARKEO 3590/6590, ARTH 3590/6595, ASIAN 3351/6651, VISST 3590/6590

The course counts toward the 120 credits that Cornell undergraduate students must earn for graduation. Depending on a student's college, the courses may also fulfill other requirements for electives, distribution requirements, or majors.

Course expectations

You'll be expected to:

  • Attend class daily.
  • Complete all assignments in a timely manner.
  • Read assigned materials in advance of each class period.
  • Participate in class discussions, case studies, seminars, and field trips.