Vietnam-Cambodia

Their Place in American History

REGISTRATION IS CLOSING SOON! Few spots left!

Cham kid. Preak Sdey, Takeo Province, Cambodia

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 9 – June 11, 2017

Approximate Cost: The estimated cost of the program is $2,000 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
On campus: IDH 4007 – Cambodia & Vietnam: Their Place in American History (3 credits)
Abroad: IDH 4008 – Cambodia & Vietnam: Their Place in American History (3 credits)

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, Philippines and Indonesia. He is currently directing work for an NGO in 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. Currently working with FIU Honors College as the facilitator for their Vietnam-Cambodia Study Abroad Program, he has introduced FIU students to the region’s beauty, cultural aspects and history of the region through lectures, movies, literature and music. He has also supervised the service project of the FIU Honors College Vietnam-Cambodia Study Abroad Program with a teaching English program at the teacher training college in Siem Reap, Cambodia for future Cambodian teachers.

 

Registration:

It works on a first come, first serve basis! Only a few spots left!

 

Follow these step-by-step 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 the program.  It is non-refundable, so be aware that you are seriously committing 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. Go to the Office of Study Abroad (OSA) in SASC 230, and turn in a $175.00* money order or cashier’s check made out to FIU and the Class Registration Form you’ve received on the day you secured your spot. These are OSA’s administrative fees
  5. Below is the schedule of payments you need to follow after you’ve secured your spot with your initial $250 fee:
    **Failure to make your first payment by the September 6 deadline will forfeit your paid administrative fees, and your spot will go to another student

FINAL SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS (It has changed!):  

 
1st Payment*
 
2nd Payment*
 
3rd Payment
 
Program
Date
Amount
Date
Amount
Date
Amount
Costa Rica
Mon, May 2, 2016
$700
Mon, Aug 29, 2016
$500
Mon, Oct. 24, 2016*
$500
France
One week after securing your spot
$1,250
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
$1,250
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$1,000
Italy
One week after securing your spot
$1,250
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
$1,250
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$1,000
Spain
One week after securing your spot
$1,000
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
$1,000
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$1,000
Vietnam/Cambodia
One week after securing your spot
$700
Friday, Jan 20, 2017
$700
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$600
Japan
One week after securing your spot
$1000
Friday, Jan 20, 2017
$1,000
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$1,000
South Africa
One week after securing your spot
$1250
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
$1,250
Wed, Feb 1, 2017***
$1,000
Failure to make your deadline payments will forfeit your paid administrative fees, and your spot will go to another student
* Non-refundable
**Non-refundable after February 13, 2017


Please bring the first payment to our office, DM 233, and the second and third one to Student Financials, either online or in person, same way you pay your regular classes.  The charges will be posted 15 days prior to the deadline.

WATCH THE 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.