Angkor Wat’s majestic peaks stand in stark contrast to the sobering monuments for victims of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s. Though at times it seems like the country’s difficult past is well behind it, Cambodia is still working to pick itself up and step bravely into the expanding Asian market allowing students the exceptional opportunity to witness the power of the human spirit and a country on the rise. The country’s riverside capital, Phnom Penh, is in the middle of a cultural revolution and the center of a growing economic, political and intellectual community. Learn more about this fascinating country and interesting time in history through hands-on Cambodian studies. Cambodia isn’t simply defined by its politics, however. Here you can lie back on deserted, blissful beaches, stand in awe of the temples of Angkor and the ancient Khmer Empire’s impressive legacy, and get to know the kingdom’s gentle, yet unbreakable, people.
"While at Angkor Wat in Cambodia we were able to experience first hand what we had been learning about all semester."
Ashley Thompson, Drake University
"I got an opportunity to grow as a person while living in Cambodia."
Daniel Raza, Quinnipiac University