Post Genocide Community Development and Spirituality: December 29, 2016 - January 12, 2017

Post Genocide Community Development and Spirituality: December 29, 2016 - January 12, 2017 Image

INTS 498/INTS 595/CONF 385/CONF 397/CONF 695 : Post Genocide Community Development and Spirituality
(3 credits)
December 29, 2016 through January 12, 2017
Instructor: Al Fuertes

This winter break course brings the true spirit of international education by doing community engagement abroad in Cambodia, a country rich in history and cultural traditions, but that has also experienced one of the worst forms of genocide and conflict in recent years. Students will arrive in Siem Reap Cambodia and immediately be immersed in the rich culture and history of the region by visiting and learning about Angkor Wat and the 12th century architecture that it represents. Traveling to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city, students will visit several museums including Toul Sleng and receive an introduction to the Khmer Rouge’s oppressive regime of the mid 1970’s. Many important seminars and peace building projects are the core of this program and promise to create a truly life changing experience for each participant.

The program is done in partnership with the Spirit in Education Movement (SEM) and the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. This experiential learning opportunity will grant students unique access to the red light and slum areas in Phnom Penh where human trafficking is a serious issue.

Program cost is $3,685.00 and includes ground transportation while in Cambodia, Lodging, entrance fees and most meals. Airfare is not included.

Space is limited! To reserve a spot in this course, a $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required and can be paid either by personal check (made payable to "George Mason University") or cash to the Field Studies office at 433 Enterprise Hall.

For information about course content, contact Al Fuertes at

For questions about course enrollment, please contact Greg Justice at or 703-993-1740 Monday - Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 4:30pm.

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