Program Details

This summer, come and study elephants within a lush tropical wildlife sanctuary while exploring the livelihoods of the Bunong indigenous people who have incorporated elephants as part of their culture for many generations.
Siemreab, Cambodia
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:

Program Overview

Program Description:

Experience the lush Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, home to endangered Asian elephants. Study their ecology and behavior while examining human-wildlife conflict and conservation approaches and discussing elephant welfare and management practices. Then, spend time at the SFS Center in Siem Reap, visit the vibrant capital city of Phnom Penh, and explore the ancient temples of Angkor to learn about the history and culture of Cambodia.

Program highlight:

  • Stay at the Elephant Valley Project in the forested Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary to observe Asian elephants from meters away as they forage, bathe, and interact with each other in a protected setting.

SFS students live and study at the Center for Conservation and Development Studies – our most urban Center – which lies on the outskirts of Siem Reap, near the famed temples of Angkor. The Center is a breezy, modern campus nestled in a quiet neighborhood minutes away from the bustling downtown area where you will find restaurants, shops, and markets with unique Cambodian flair.

6450 USD. Includes room and board, activities, in-country transportation, and classes. Does not include airfare.

Additional Program Information

18 years of age, 2.6 GPA
Scholarships Description:
SFS awards more than $650,000 in need-based financial aid each year. Aid packages are usually a combination of scholarships, grants, and loans. All students are eligible to apply for SFS need-based financial aid.

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