Cambodia & Vietnam 2020: Their Place in American History
READ THE GUIDELINES TO SECURE YOUR SPOT and the 2020 Honors Study Abroad Programs policies at the bottom of the page!
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 Hanoi in the north to Ho Chi Minh City in the south, 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-in-training 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.
Bangkok, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, home of the great Angkor Wat Empire complex.
May 6, 2020 – June 8, 2020
The estimated cost of the program is $1,700 and will include 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.
Students participating in the Honors College Cambodia and Vietnam Program will be housed in comfortable local hotels with WiFi readily available..
Cambodia & Vietnam: Their Place in American History
Spring 2020 (on campus): IDH 4007 (3 credits) Thursdays, 8:00AM-10:30AM
Summer A 2020 (abroad): IDH 4008 (3 credits)
The program fulfills one year of Honors credit requirements (6.)
Harry Roberge – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 18 years. He has traveled extensively through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, the Philippines, Laos, Myanmar 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.
How do we secure our spot and keep it? It works on a first-come, first-served basis!
Follow these instructions:
- Get clearance to do the program from one of our Honors Academic Advisors. For STEM students, your advisors are Brenda Luna (email@example.com) or Patric Hambleton (firstname.lastname@example.org.) Non-STEM students must see Grisel d’Elena (email@example.com.) Call 305-348-4100 and ask for an advising appointment. Indicate it is regarding Study Abroad. You must have an advisor’s clearance when you go see Luli to secure your spot!
- Bring to DM 233 a $350.00 money order or cashier’s check (ONLY) made out to FIU. 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
- You will apply online, get a receipt, and the Class Registration Form. You will also have to sign a contract.
- The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) charges a non-refundable $175 administrative fee. It will be posted along with your second payment, and they can be paid together.
Below is the schedule of payments to be followed after you secured your spot with your initial $350 fee:
Schedule of Payments:
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**Non-refundable after February 14, 2020
After you’ve secured your spot at DM 233, make your 3 payments at Student Financials (SASC Building 1st Floor). In order to make sure the payment goes toward the program and NOT cover other balances you may have, we strongly recommend you pay in person. Make sure to tell the cashier you are paying your Honors Study Abroad program, and which one it is (E.g. Honors Japan program, Honors UK program, etc.) The charges will be posted to your my.fiu.edu account approximately 21 days prior to the deadline or earlier.
NOTE: LATE FEES APPLY.
Registration will remain open from Monday through Friday (9:30am-4:30pm) until the programs are full.
For information about Study Abroad Scholarships, please contact the Office of Study Abroad (SASC 230) at 305.348.1913 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.