The group will learn together about Cambodia and environmental issues through workshops, lectures, and field trips. After a three-day orientation in Missoula, program participants will travel to Cambodia to visit the capitol of Phnom Penh and neighboring beaches, the forests of the Cardamom Mountains, the villages of Battambang, and the ancient temple complex at Siem Reap.
Upon return home, students will be mentored in the development of a community service activity that addresses community needs and builds upon their Cambodia experience.
|From other study abroad participants:|
"I can't say enough about it. Who
wouldn't want to be on the voyage to
a life-changing adventure?"
"I can't even compare the value of
immersion in traveling abroad to
anything taught in a classroom.
The course changed my life...."
|"An adventure you will never forget... life-changing and eye-opening."|
"I met amazing, dynamic, & innovative
people who are working to pull their
people out of poverty & address
the complex problems faced by
their country, of which climate change
is but one of many."
Managed by the Mansfield Center, the Cambodia program focuses on the environment and climate change, introducing youth and educators from Montana to the unique environmental challenges Cambodia faces, while fostering international dialogue between Montana and Cambodia youth about the similarities and differences of environmental issues of their homes, and encouraging collaboration in working toward solutions.
This trip begins with an orientation in Missoula on June 16, 2013, and will conclude in Missoula on July 12, 2013. View itinerary.
Hear what Native American UM student, Monica Lomahukluh, has to say about her Mansfield study abroad experience in southeast Asia:
A candidate will be considered ineligible if s/he has previously traveled outside the United States on any State Department-funded program within the past three years or if s/he has accepted a scholarship for an impending US government-funded exchange program. Should an applicant be accepted for more than one State Department-funded youth program in this timeframe, s/he must choose between the programs and select only one program in which to participate.
With experience leading international exchange projects since 1983, the Mansfield Center has extensive and well-established relationships in Cambodia, as well as experience with high school educational travel overseas.
Learn more about the Mansfield Center's program staff, Deena Mansour and Kelsey Stamm.Learn more about the Mansfield Center.
Questions pertaining to the application process or program in general can be referred to Kelsey Stamm via email or by phone: 406.243.2838.
The Mansfield Center of the University of Montana does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its programs and activities.
The Mansfield Center
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University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
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