Life in the Field

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Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
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Compassion and Courage in the Time of this Novel Coronavirus

by Lisa Arensen, Ph.D.


Whenever possible, I choose to write about wilderness and wildness, and efforts to protect and sustainably use our planet’s natural resources. And I could mention many moving incidents of watching...
March 17, 2020
Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Staff Post

Student Research Spotlight: Cambodia

by Mark Seifert, Ph.D.


As part of our Student Research Spotlight, we are shining the light on two students who went to Cambodia to study the impacts of climate change on a village on...
March 12, 2020
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Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Staff Post

10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Cambodia

by Lora Doughty


Cambodia: Vibrant and Beautiful   The dense, green jungle bursts with a chorus of birdsong, and soft steps and snapping branches herald the arrival of an Asian elephant, while a...
January 31, 2020
Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Staff Post

A Day in the (Research) Life of an SFS Student

by Karen Obertubbesing


Our students are halfway through the data collection portion of Directed Research, otherwise affectionately known as “DR.” This component of an SFS program is a highlight and a distinguishing feature...
November 27, 2019
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Conservation and Development Studies
Faculty Post

Climate Change on Cambodia's Great Lake

by Ming Li Yong, Ph.D.


Cambodia has been identified as a country that is very vulnerable to the effects of climate change. As part of their Environmental Ethics and Development course offered during our Cambodia...
November 21, 2019
		
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Conservation and Development Studies
Jennifer Maiorana
Student Post

Final Impressions of Cambodia

by Jen Maiorana


  At the beginning of the spring semester, we asked student Jen Maiorana about her first impressions of Cambodia. Now, after a semester in country, we reconnected with Jen.  ...
May 8, 2019
		
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Conservation and Development Studies
Staff Post

Histories of the Bunong Indigenous People

by Arden Simone


    This month, SFS students are focused on Directed Research (DR) -- one of my favorite parts of the semester. I enjoy DR because it is applied, experiential, purposeful,...
April 24, 2019
Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Maya Glicksman
Student Post

Cooking Tricks from the Masters (Video and Recipes!)

by Maya Glicksman


Every meal prepared by our beloved staff members Maly and Congkea is cooked with love, laughter, spice, and vegetarian options, of course. We’ve been living at the Center for over...
April 9, 2019
		
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Conservation and Development Studies
Karlie Cradock
Student Post

Art for Awareness in Cambodia

by Karlie Cradock


Upon coming to Cambodia, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that my classmates and I would have the opportunity to interact with Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia (PUC) students at...
March 12, 2019
		
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Conservation and Development Studies
Staff Post

Wildlife Rescue in Cambodia

by Rattanak Sovan Dyna


The gibbon 'Jumper' looks at us and then keeps travelling through the forest, relying on her long arms to jump from one tree to another. Only her missing leg reminds...
February 26, 2019
Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Jacob Handel
Student Post

Temples and Tourism

by Jacob Handel


Entering the walls of Angkor Thom is full immersion into Cambodia’s infinite beauty and some unfortunate circumstances. The nature within the complex alone is reason to visit. These temples act...
February 26, 2019
		
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Conservation and Development Studies
Student Post

Life on the Water: Inspirations on Human Resilience in Cambodia's Aquatic Ecosystems

by Yuxi Xia


Not knowing how to swim until the age of fourteen, I grew up with a fear of water. To my surprise, the field trips we have had to different aquatic...
November 6, 2018
		
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Conservation and Development Studies
Student Post

Exploring My Identity in Cambodia

by Sophie Boardman


I was adopted from Cambodia when I was just under a year old and have lived in a small town in Maine for most of my life. Growing up I...
October 9, 2018
		
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Conservation and Development Studies
Student Post

What's the Food Like in Cambodia?

by Jesse Gross


Rice. Honestly, I should probably just stop my post right there. Rice is so integral to what it means to be Cambodian, that rather than greeting each other with the...
September 27, 2018
		
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