Cambodia has a topical environment with annual temperatures ranging from 70-90 degrees. This seven week long summer program is structured for students to become familiar with the development of a democratic nation alongside the economic and social aspects, which has been slowed by civil war on and off since 1975. Cambodia has reestablished an elected government and is in a state of transition and improvement. Siem Reap is the third largest city with a population of 100,000 and is a gateway to Angkor Archaeological Park which includes the Khmer temple which was built in the 12th century. Khmer Temple is the world’s largest religious building and is well preserved and known for its architecture. Khmer temple is depicted on the national flag is a source of national pride because it reminds Cambodians of their empire that stretched over much of Southeast Asia. The programs resident director or other faculty member will take students on tours of culturally significant sights.
Overall GPA 2.75, sophomore standing.