Languages: Khmer


Center for Conservation and Development Studies

Learn about the complexity of Cambodia’s struggle to balance biodiversity conservation and development; explore a variety of regional development and conservation challenges and community-based solutions during travel across rural and urban Cambodia.

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Climate Change, Ethics, and Conservation

Spend the semester exploring Cambodia’s diverse ecosystems – from the great Tonle Sap Lake to the Gulf of Thailand. You’ll visit the ancient Angkor temples, study threats to biodiversity, learn about environmental justice and policy, and discuss traditional medicines with Indigenous communities. Embark on a country-wide expedition, spending time in an elephant sanctuary in Mondulkiri, the mountain and coastal ecosystems of Kampot, and conservation sites along the Mekong River. Learn More

Spring 2021

Jan 25 - May 7


Fall 2021

Aug 30 - Dec 10



Freshwater Ecology and Conservation

On this summer study abroad program, Cambodia’s freshwater ecosystems become your classroom, from Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake to the mighty Mekong River. Travel across Cambodia, visiting ecological sites, floating villages, ancient temples, and the vibrant capital, Phnom Penh. Learn about endangered species conservation, fisheries, water governance, food security, and hydropower development. Learn More

Summer 2021

Jul 5 - Aug 4