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SFS-Cambodia: Ecology & Conservation of Southeast Asian Elephants


Program Location Siem Reap, Cambodia
Sponsor School for Field Studies
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 35010
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2019 06/02/19 to 07/03/19

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources



Overview
SFS-Cambodia: Ecology & Conservation of Southeast Asian Elephants

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. Not only will students learn about elephant behavior and ecology in a tropical forest ecosystem, they will discover the conservation issues facing wild elephants. Explore the challenges of the human-elephant interface associated with increasing human populations and habitat destruction.

 

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:School for Field Studies.

Eligibility

SFS-Cambodia: Ecology & Conservation of Southeast Asian Elephants

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.6 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture][College of Liberal Arts]
Specifically from: All (AG) and Liberal Arts majors fulfilling their science requirement

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Students on this program earn 4 academic credits.

Attention liberal arts majors! Although credit is awarded by the College of Agriculture, the College of Liberal Arts will count this summer program as fulfilling your four-credit lab science requirement.  Please speak to your study abroad advisor for more information.

Non-liberal arts majors should check with their academic advisor to see if this might fulfill their science requirement.

Excursions
Course-related excursions/field work are included in the program fee.

Housing
Participants live at the SFS field station in Cambodia. Meals are included.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The program and housing fees cover: housing and meals, program-related ground transportation and park entrance fees, field equipment, supplies, orientation and pre- and post-program advisory services.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2019

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$4,465.00
Study Abroad Fee$609.00
Housing$1,985.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,800.00
Visa$81.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$1,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

In order to qualify for financial aid (incl. loans), students need to register for at least six credits during the summer. Participating in this program will only result in four credits, therefore students planning to use summer aid will need to enroll in at least two more credits during the summer at Purdue. 

SFS offers many scholarships and/or 0% interest loans (no FAFSA form required). Please see the SFS website for more details.


Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
SFS-Cambodia: Ecology & Conservation of Southeast Asian Elephants Feb 1


Returnees Information
SFS-Cambodia: Ecology & Conservation of Southeast Asian Elephants

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.

Resources

The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.


For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.

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