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Cambodia Study Abroad

Program Details

The arrangements for the travel, housing, meals, excursions and course content of this program have been made by the leader. Questions about this program can only be answered by the program leader listed below.

Program Type Departmental
Program Location Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Kampot, Cambodia
Course # SA 10408 or
SA 59000
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2024 05/13/24 to 05/31/24

Program Leader

Name Virak Chan
Email chan201@purdue.edu
Click here to enroll in this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description

Cambodia Study Abroad is a study abroad program offered by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction of the College of Education. There will be 4 pre-departure meetings in Spring 2024, followed by a 3-week program in Cambodia from May 13 to 31, 2024.

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Participants will spend three weeks in Cambodia engaged in cultural excursions and opportunities to study and practice methods for teaching English as a second language and gifted students. Cultural excursions include visits to ancient temple ruins, museums, and other sites and will engage participants in learning about Cambodia culture and its ancient and modern history. Site visits to schools, universities, and NGOs will highlight the challenges and opportunities for improving education in Cambodia. Participants will also assist in teaching ESL and gifted students at local schools. 

During their stay in Cambodia, participants will take approximately 30 hours of applied linguistics, ESL methodology, and gifted education classes based at the English Department of the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), our partner university in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. These classes will be taught by program leaders from Purdue University with invited guest lecturers of the English department of RUPP in Cambodia. They will also do approximately 30 hours of teaching ESL and gifted students in one of our local K-12 partner schools: USA International School, Abundant Life International School, and Zion International School of Phnom Penh.


Academic Credit

Undergraduate courses: Earn 3 to 4 Academic Credits (EDCI 37001, EDCI 20002, and EDPS 24000 are co-requisites)

  • EDCI 37001 Teaching & Learning English as a New Language (2 credits)
  • EDCI 20002 Special Population Seminar: ELL & GCT students (1 credit)
  • EDPS 24000 Children with Gifts, Creativity, & Talents (1 credit)
  • OR
  • EDCI 49000 Cambodia: History and Culture (3 credits)

Graduate courses: Earn 3 Academic Credits.

  • EDCI 53000 English Language Development (3 credits)
  • OR
  • EDCI 59000 Cambodia: History and Culture (3 credits)



Program is open to all Purdue undergraduate and graduate students of any major. 

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.




Application Deadline

February 1st, 2024

Financial Aid

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.