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Cambodia Winter Term

Study the history, culture, language and literature of Cambodia, a nation which has been a crossroads of Asia for centuries.  With visits to the temples of Angkor Wat and the cities of Phnom Penh and Siem Riep, this program will incorporate service learning within Cambodia with coursework that invites you to consider the rich blending of cultures to be found in this Asian jewel.

The program offers a wide array of Gen Ed options, including LC, PL, PH, PS, G and Service Learning credits.  After 5 weeks of courses on campus in Rock Island, the group will travel to Cambodia in January, where the students will travel with three Augustana faculty as well as local experts on Cambodian Art and Culture.  Service learning projects will include teaching English and working with local schools.  Students on this program will be encouraged to blend what they learn in the classroom with hands-on experiences among the Cambodian people.

Faculty Contacts:   Dr. Marsha Smith (Sociology)

Program Dates:  This program will run in the Winter Trimester of 2015-2016, with Winter Term coursework beginning on campus in Novermber & December before the group travels to Cambodia in January and February of 2016.

Academics: Students enrolled in this program are required to complete all four program courses for a total of 10 credits. This program is an Augustana Learning Community (LC) credited program.

Sociology 380: Special Topics in Sociology (PS, G), Taught by Dr. Smith.
CSD440: Special Topics in CSD (PH, G, SL), Taught by Dr. Jakielski.
WGS 320: Life Writing (PL), Taught by Dr. Kalas.
ISS 313: Seminar on Cambodian Culture (1 credit), Team Taught

Program Cost: The 2015-2016 program will be billed at $16,875.

Cost compared to Winter Term on Campus:  The $16,875 charge for the program replaces the cost of Winter Tuition and 50% of room & board (students who live on campus will need to pay 50% of room & board for the first half of the Winter Term in addition to the program fee.)  Compared to the on-campus charges of $16.070, the Camodia program has an additional cost of $805.  For students who use Augie Choice with this program, the program will be $1,195 below the cost of staying on campus.

Program Cost includes: Tuition, airfare, ground transportation, lodging & board, group excursions and international health insurance. 

Program Fee does not include: Room & board on campus in November and December or discretionary spending while in Cambodia.  Students who live off campus will need to negotiate January/February housing expenses with their roommates and/or landlord.

Financial Aid:  Students participating in this program are eligible for the same grants, scholarships and loan eligibility while abroad as they would be for this trimester on campus.  When billed for the program each student will receive a detailed billing statement which reduces the cost of the program in accordance with the student's anticipated financial assistance. 

Augie Choice: This program is Augie Choice eligible for all students who have completed 3 terms or 30 credits (sophomore status) or higher at the time of departure. Transfer students who have also completed 3 terms or 30 credits at Augustana are also eligible for the Augie Choice grant.