Cambodia - SOC485H5F: Contemporary Cambodian Politics and Society
Travel to Cambodia and explore historical legacies and contemporary challenges related to genocide alongside your classmates, Professor Erik Schneiderhan, a UTM staff member and our partners from Operation Groundswell.
Students will be exposed to a variety of perspectives on the Cambodian genocide and the process towards peace and reconciliation. We'll also collaborate with local tourism initiatives like CBT who exemplify the resilience of a population struggling to push out of the legacy of war and instability.
The combination of hands-on projects and cultural immersion will provide an incomparable space for students to challenge themselves and each other while reflecting on the links between trauma and memory, peace and prosperity.
- Conduct field research to examine how Cambodians construct, present, and maintain memories of the genocide under the Khmer Rouge;
- Embrace the complexity of modern Phnom Penh, from the beautiful temples and pagodas to the harsh realities of the Killing Fields;
- Hike past rice paddy fields and fish on the river while learning about life in a small Khmer village surrounding an 800-year old temple complex;
- Travel back in time to explore and cycle through the majestic ruins of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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- Develop on-the-ground experience conducting sociological research;
- Add international travel and learning experience to your resume;
- Travel and experience the unique culture Cambodia has to offer;
- Connect with your classmates and professor outside of the classroom!
Dates: Thursday, October 5th, 2017 (depart) - Sunday, October 15th, 2017 (return)
Estimated cost*: CAD$3700-3950
*Funding available for up to half the cost of the international component based on financial need. Click here to learn more.
*The cost of this trip is posted pending approval based on the University’s Policy on Ancillary Fees. Updates will be posted as needed.
Selection criteria: This course is available to undergraduate students. Applicants will be selected based on their application and a follow up interview. Admitted students will be subsequently enrolled in the course (SOC485H).
Applications are now closed, however there may still be opportunities available. Please email us at email@example.com if you are interested.
|Monday, February 13, 2017||Applications Open|
|Monday, March 20, 2017||Applications Close|
|Monday, March 27 to Friday, March 31, 2017||Interviews|
|Wednesday, April 5, 2017||Offers sent|
|Wednesday, April 12, 2017||Second Instalment Due|
|Wednesday, May 10, 2017||Third Instalment Due|
|Monday, August 21, 2017||Fourth Instalment Due|
|Monday, September 11, 2017||Fifth Instalment Due|
|September *exact date to be determined||Pre-Departure Session|
|September *exact date to be determined||Second Pre-Departure Session|
|September *exact dates to be determined||Mandatory Safety Abroad Workshop|
Need to know
- The cost and itinerary are subject to change;
- Students will be required to submit their completed application following the steps and requirements outlined under Apply Now! by the UTM Abroad Cambodia application deadline to be considered for this course;
- Fees must be paid in full by the required deadlines;
- To prepare for the trip, students attending will participate in a mandatory pre-departure and safety abroad session during the month of September.