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Winter 2013: Cambodia/Vietnam ENWC
January 02, 2013 - January 28, 2013
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
02/23/2012 5:30 PM - 7:30 PMGore Hall 315
03/08/2012 6:00 PM - 7:30 PMGore Hall 315
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
05/16/2012 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM233 Townsend Hall
09/19/2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM122 Sharp Lab
12/07/2012 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM115 Gore Hall
Health Meetings - attend one of the following:
09/13/2012 1:30 PM - 2:30 PMSHS Conference Room – Laurel Hall
09/14/2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMSHS Conference Room – Laurel Hall
Program Notes

Program Description

Spend winter session learning wildlife conservation in Southeast Asia. Cambodia and Vietnam’s rich ecosystems, indigenous peoples, and rich history offer a unique view into their wildlife conservation practices. On a 27-day guided program, you’ll experience the splendor of Southeast Asian animals in their natural environment, and learn firsthand about the real, practical challenges involved in wildlife conservation.

You will travel to Cambodia and Vietnam with Dr. Jacob Bowman, a wildlife ecologist specializing in large mammal conservation, ecology, and restoration. Dr. Bowman has directed seven study abroad programs to Tanzania, Antarctica, Argentina, and Australia.  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. You will learn about conservation activities conservation Asian bear species, Asian Elephants, Tigers, and many bird species by visiting areas and facilities actively involved in their conservation. Daily field excursions will be supplemented with discussions about culture, human-wildlife interactions, and wildlife conservation.

The program fee includes airfare, in-country transportation, lodging, excursions and departure taxes. 

Students should budget extra to cover immunizations, visa fee, and binoculars.  

Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
ENWC 467: Conservation of Southeast Asian Wildlife (3 credits)
Unique challenges facing wildlife in Southeast Asia. Identifying and surveying terrestrial vertebrates, human-wildlife interactions, ecotourism, and development of Southeast Asia Wildlife conservation. First-hand experience in wildlife conservation by visiting various ecosystems, visiting local people, and seeing the effects of ecotourism and development.
ENWC 467: People and Wildlife in Southeast Asia (3 credits)
Understanding the culture of local societies and how they conserve natural resources. Students will be required to bridge the gap between culture and conservation to understand why both are essential to wildlife conservation. You will learn by field lectures and group discussions, and by experiential learning during daily field trips and activities.
UNIV 370-020: Study Abroad - Cambodia/Vietnam ENWC (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale). We encourage freshmen to apply!
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including a deposit and at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $(TBD).
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $300.00 will be due in mid-October.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$1,904.00$5,108.00
Final Program Fee$4,750.00$4,750.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$6,684.00$9,888.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$(TBD)$(TBD)
Need- and merit-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All payments and application materials are due by 5:00pm on the dates listed below:
Submit Program ApplicationApril 11, 2012
$300.00 DepositApril 11, 2012
$2,000.00 DepositMay 15, 2012
$1,500.00 DepositSeptember 10, 2012
Final Program Fee BalanceNovember 05, 2012
Tuition and FeesDecember 01, 2012
Jake Bowman
Faculty Director
Entomology and Wildlife Conservation
245 Townsend Hall

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.

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