Cambodia – Vietnam

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Cambodia & Vietnam 2018:  

 Their Place in American History

2018 registration is now open!

Mondays-Fridays from 9:00am to 4:30pm

Program Description: This is an interdisciplinary service-research program. During the spring semester, students are introduced to features of Cambodian and Vietnamese culture and history, with their relevance to recent American history and America’s involvement in the Indochinese conflicts. The trip portion of this program will take students to Bangkok, then to Vietnam to learn about the importance of the US-Vietnam War, its historic roots, the influence it has had on shaping current foreign policy decisions, and today’s relationship between Vietnam and the US. The Vietnam trip will take students from Ho Chi Minh city in the south to Hanoi in the north, visiting key cultural/historical sites in Vietnamese history and the major wartime sites of the Vietnamese-American conflict. The group will then travel on to Cambodia, where students will work with local school students and teachers on service-research projects, with extensive visits to the temples of Angkor Wat for an in-depth study of the unique art of the Khmer Empire.

Destinations: Bangkok, Angkor Wat, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hanoi

Dates: May 8 – June 10, 2018

Approximate Cost: The estimated cost of the program is $2,400 which includes accommodations, airport transfer, entrance fees to cultural tours, visas for Cambodia and Vietnam, breakfasts, service learning experience, tour guides, and transportation between cities included in the trip. It does not include the $175 non-refundable study abroad fee, FIU tuition for the course credits, round-trip airfare between Miami and Bangkok, most meals, personal expenses, our guide gratuities, passport and visa fees, and other necessary documents as well as vaccinations, if needed.

Housing: Students participating in the Honors College Cambodia and Vietnam Program will be housed in local hotels.

Courses/Credits:

Cambodia & Vietnam: Their Place in American History
Spring On campus – Thursdays, 7:30am – 10:10am: IDH 4007 – Cambodia & Vietnam: Their Place in American History (3 credits)
Summer A Abroad: IDH 4008 – Cambodia & Vietnam: Their Place in American History (3 credits)

The program fulfills one year of Honors credit requirements (6.)

Program Director: Harry Roberge – hroberge@fiu.edu.

About the Program Director:  Harry Roberge, a Vietnam War veteran working as an interpreter and translator for the Army during the war, has been living and working in SE Asia for 13 years. He has traveled extensively through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia. He is currently directing an NGO sponsoring the education of underprivileged Cambodian children. He has spent the last 7 years introducing people to SE Asian history and culture by acting as a guide for small groups wishing to get an inside view of the uniqueness of each country, its people, culture, and the role these countries have played in the geopolitical history of the United States, the Soviet Union and China. As the facilitator for the Honors Vietnam-Cambodia Study Abroad Program, he has introduced FIU students to the region’s beauty, cultural aspects and history through lectures, movies, literature and music. He has also supervised the service project of the program, through which students teach English to future Cambodian teachers at the teacher training college in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Registration:

Works on a first come, first served basis!

Follow these instructions:
  1. Bring a $250.00 money order or cashier’s check made out to FIU to DM 233. These are the Honors College administrative fees. This payment will secure you a spot in your program of choice.  It is non-refundable, and constitutes a serious commitment to the program.  Registration will remain opened from Monday through Friday (8:30am-4:30pm) until the programs are full.
  2. You will get a receipt, instructions on how to apply online, and the Class Registration Form. You will also have to sign a form
  3. Apply online
  4. Upload  the Class Registration Form to abroad.fiu.edu
  5. The non-refundable  $175 OSA administrative fee will be charged with your first payment.
  6. Below is the schedule of payments** to be followed after you secured your spot with your initial $250 fee:

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS:

 
1st Payment*
 
2nd Payment*
  
3rd Payment (*)(***)
  
Program
Deadline
Amount
Deadline
Amount
Deadline
Amount
Total
Costa Rica
Mon, May 1, 2017****
$800
Tue, Aug 1, 2017
$500
Sun, Oct. 1, 2017*
$500
$1,800
France
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
$1,000
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
$1,000
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
$1,000
$3,000
Italy
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
$1,000
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
$1,000
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
$1,000
$3,000
Spain
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
$900
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
$900
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
$700
$2,500
Vietnam/Cambodia
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
$900
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
$800
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
$700
$2,400
Japan
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
$1000
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
$1,000
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
$900
$2,900
South Africa
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
$1,500
Fri, Dec 1, 2017
$1,400
Thu, Feb 1, 2018***
$1,000
$3,900

*Non-refundable
**If you fail to make your first payment by the October 1st deadline, you will forfeit your paid administrative fees.
***Non-refundable after February 14, 2018

After you’ve secured your spot at DM 233, make your three payments at Student Financials (SASC Building 1st Floor,) same way you pay for your regular classes. In order to make sure the payment goes towards the program, we strongly recommend you go in person. The charges will be posted 15 days prior to the deadline or earlier.

NOTE: LATE FEES APPLY.

Make an educated decision! Watch the Vietbodia Honors Hour HERE! (It’s the second presentation after Costa Rica)

For information about Study Abroad scholarships, please contact the Office of Study Abroad (SASC 230) at 305.348.1913 or at edabroad@fiu.edu.

For other questions, please contact Luli Szeinblum at 305.348.1620 or luli.szeinblum@fiu.edu.