Locations: Cambodia


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

Fall 2020

Aug 31 - Dec 11


Spring 2021

Jan 25 - May 7


Fall 2021

Aug 30 - Dec 10



Elephants of the Cambodian Highlands

During this summer study abroad program, spend your time in the lush Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary studying the behavior and ecology of the endangered Asian elephant. Examine human-wildlife conflict and conservation pressures and discuss elephant welfare and management practices. Visit the vibrant city of Phnom Penh and the ancient temples of Angkor to explore the history and culture of Cambodia. Learn More

Summer 2021

May 31 - Jun 30