SOC485 Cambodia


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SOC485H5 – Investigation Through Study Abroad

An in-depth examination of selected topics in sociology as part of a UTM Study Abroad experience. During the international experience, students will collect data and observations to use as the basis for a final analytical project. As part of this course, students will have the option of participating in an international learning experience that will have an additional cost and application process. An interview may be required, with priority given to Sociology and Criminology, Law and Society Specialists and Majors.  

Learn more about the course here.  

If you have any questions about the perquisites or about the course, you can reach out to the department advisor, Professor Erik Schneiderhan.
Note: Applicants must submit an application for admission into the course to their respective departments and will be required to abide by the corresponding UTM Abroad application requirements and deadlines to participate in the international experience. 


Trip - Cambodia

Approximate Travel Dates: Friday, February 17, 2023 – Sunday, February 26, 2023 

Indulge in the history and culture of Cambodia as you travel the country to monumental sites like Phnom Penh, Banteay Chhmar and Siem Reap. Grow your understanding of memory, trauma, and peace as you explore and participate in various walking tours and homestays as well as visit famous historical sites like Angkor Wat. Together with Professor Erik Schneiderhan and your classmates, you will have in-depth interviews with community leaders at local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that work on projects related to the Cambodian genocide.  

Why Participate ?

  • Develop on-the-ground experience conducting sociological research  
  • Travel and experience the unique culture Cambodia has to offer  
  • Connect with your classmates and the professor outside of the classroom!  



Accommodation: Hotel

Transportation: Public Transportation and Private Shuttles

Meals: Hotel, and Local Restaurants

Begin your trip in the second-largest city in Cambodia, Siem Reap, where you will visit the largest religious monument in the entire world, Angkor Wat. Ending the night with the Cambodian circus, Phare Circus, you will immerse yourself in the circus-style entertainment featuring high-flying acrobatics. 

From Siem Reap, you will head to the countryside and stay in the village of Banteay Chhmar, where you will learn about community-based tourism and be exposed to a variety of voices from an area where the Khmer Rouge had maintained a strong presence in the past. You will explore ancient temples, visit the Pol Pot Baray and Meet Hala Trust, an NGO dedicated to clearing landmines. 

Spend the last few days in the bustling capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, where you will get the chance to visit S-21 Tuol Sleng, a museum chronicling the Cambodian genocide. You will also visit the Killing Fields and the Kdei Karuna, a politically neutral peacebuilding NGO aiming to contribute to a sustainable peace effort in Cambodia. 

*The itinerary is subject to change based on the availability and requirements of the program.


Payments & Funding

Estimated Cost: CAD $3950 to $4250

Fees must be paid in full by the required deadlines.
Date Description Amount

Due with application 

First Instalment 


October 28, 2022 

Second Instalment 


November 11, 2022 

Third Instalment 


December 9, 2022 

Fourth Instalment 


January 13, 2023 

Fifth Instalment 


Fees include the following objects listed above.
Included NOT Included
  • Flights 

  • Transportation 

  • Accommodation 

  • Meals 

  • In-country activities associated with the course 

  • Trip Cancellation insurance

  • Course fees 

  • Fees associated with supplemental travel insurance 

  • Additional optional tour/activities 

  • Visa applications 

  • Medical exams 

  • Vaccinations

Students can apply for funding assistance!
Bursaries will be awarded based on demonstrated financial need as shown in your funding request submitted with your application.
Note: Bursaries are not linked or related to OSAP



Reach out to us through any of the methods listed below:

  1. Book a Global Learning Advising Appointment through CLNx
    • Instructions to book an appointment can be found here
  2. Email at
  3. Drop by our office in DV2701
  4. Call us at (905) 569 - 4716

Note: Due to the current COVID-19 circumstances, situations may arise that the university is unable to foresee. We will continue to update this page and communicate with those enrolled in the course regarding the international component. If you have questions, please email