“Spend winter session learning documentary photography and indigenous arts in South East Asia. Cambodia and Vietnam are rich in history, ethnic peoples and spectacular scenery. On a 27-day guided program, you’ll experience South East Asian culture through an examination of their ancient and contemporary art. Through your lens you’ll capture the splendor of the Asian landscape and understand the ethics and principals of photographing the various people. Students will learn firsthand about the real, practical challenges involved in the survival of various cultures and how individuals are creating works of art as a sustainable source of income.

You will travel to Cambodia and Vietnam with Jon Cox, a professional photographer and veteran of 18 UD study abroad programs on 6 continents. Once in South East Asia, your guides will take you to the depths of the tunnels used in the Vietnam War, up the Mekong River, and to the ancient temples of Angkor Wat. You will exchange experiences and explore the city with Cambodian College students at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. Buddhist Monks will teach you the art of meditation in one of their sacred temples. A documentary service learning project will take you an elephant sanctuary and to with underprivileged youth who are studying photography.

Daily field excursions will be supplemented with nightly discussion about local art, culture, and ethical principals of photography.”

(Thanks IGS for supplying this information)


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  1. Hello,
    I am a Mirzayan Science and Policy Fellow at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. I am working in the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR). I would like to gather information about any resources you have on animal care, use, and welfare of research animals in Cambodia. I am compiling a report looking at various animal care/use issues in Cambodia and other Asian countries.

    Some of the topics I would like to address include: regulations and guidelines in Cambodia on laboratory animal use for research and teaching purposes; ethics in animal experimentation (alieving pain and suffering in animals and humane treatment of animals); protection of animal welfare; veterinarian care/roles in laboratory animal science and medicine, elements of experimental design using animals –the three R’ in animal use (replace, refine, reduce), handling of agricultural animals/wildlife guidelines in Cambodia.

    The US and ILAR would like to build partnerships with Asian countries on animal care and use in research for training and education. We would like to first understand the current guidelines and policies in place on the use and care of research animals in universities/research institutes in Cambodia.

    If you could offer any insight into these topics I would very much appreciate your help. Also, if you have any resources (web sites, government resources from Cambodia, written documents, pamphlets, protocols) or other contacts that would be useful in my search, I would be very grateful for any help. If you know of any veterinarian in Cambodia that could help answer my questions I would appreciate providing their contact information.


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