Just as the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers converge in Phnom Penh, so does the country’s recent history, ancient past and promising future. Once considered the “Pearl of Asia”, it’s now impossible to think of Cambodia’s capital without the sobering reminder of the Khmer Rouge’s despicable legacy however Phnom Penh continues to charm visitors with its warm heart, friendly smiles and focus on the future. What once was a ghost city has returned in full force with vibrant local markets, charming riverside restaurants, a surprisingly strong cafe culture and undeniable spirit. Here students have the once in a lifetime chance to live in a cultural capital that’s on the rise while studying at a leading university that emphasizes research-based education, conflict resolution and social responsibility.  

Quick Facts


On the banks of the Mekong River

City Population

1.5 Million

Metropolitan Area Population

2.2 Million

Cambodia Population

15 Million


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