The Program Fee includes tuition and program expenses. Click on Program Fee for details.
International airfare and personal expenses are not included in the Program Fee and are the responsiblity of the participant.
October 4, 2013
This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students with a cumulative GPA of 2.25, including students who do not attend George Mason University.
Undergraduate: 3 semester credits in New Century College 399, Global Affairs 480, Conflict Analysis and Resolution 385, or Geography 303
3 semester credits in Conflict Analysis and Resolution 695
Angkor Watt, the Killing Fields, and Battambong
Sarah Mournighan via email or by calling 703.993.2106 or toll free at 866.468.1243. The toll free number does not accept calls from the 703 or 571 area code.
Syllabus available upon request
Dr. A Fuertes [html]
This Winter Break, harness the true spirit of international education by studying abroad in Cambodia, a country rich in history and cultural traditions.
Check out the blog from 2011 Cambodia program participant, CHRIS (pictured above), and learn more about how the Cambodia study abroad experience continues for program participant Emily by reading Reflection into Action [PDF].
After arriving in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capitol and largest city, students will tour several museums, including the Tuol Sleng, thereby introducing them to the outcomes and lingering effects of the Khmer Rouge regime’s rule in the mid 1970’s.
From there, students will participate in an intensive peace building project in partnership with the local Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT). The workshop will grant participants unique access to the red light and slum areas in Phnam Penh where Human Trafficking is a serious issue.
The program will then move on to Battambong where students will work with and learn from Buddhists for Development (BFD) and other local representatives and environmentalists. The program will conclude in Angkor Wat (pictured above), a gorgeous 12th century temple built in the high classical style of Khmer architecture. The program will be led by Dr. Al Fuertes, New Century College, George Mason University.
Dr. Al Fuertes is a recipient of the 2008 GMU Teaching Excellence Award and the 2001 AT&T Asia-Pacific Leadership Award. Al specializes in community-based trauma healing as an integral component in peace building and conflict transformation. He travels extensively around the world, particularly in places affected by war, armed conflict, and natural disaster. Al works with government, religious, military, and community leaders, as well as NGO development workers, school administrators, teachers, youth, refugees, and internally displaced persons.
You should plan to leave the United States at least one day prior to the program start date to arrive in Siem Reap for the first day of the program. You can schedule your return to the United States from Phnom Penh for the last day of the program or choose to travel independently.
Do not purchase international airfare until you are advised by your Program Officer.
The Center for Gobal Education Program Fee includes:
Transportation in Cambodia
Excursions to Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, and Battambong
Emergency medical insurance, including medical evacuation and repatriation
Scholarships are available to George Mason students. George Mason students can click here to download the CGE Global Perspectives scholarship application. Mason students may also use financial aid to cover a program's cost. If you are not a George Mason university student check with your study abroad office or office of financial aid to learn more about how to cover the cost of your study abroad.
How to Apply
Note that all supplemental documents are required by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Contact the Program Officer for further application forms and instructions specific to your program.