River Ecosystems & Environmental EthicsCambodia
This program gives students an understanding of the science behind local issues in water resources, climate change, food production, land use, and biodiversity. Through coursework and research, SFS faculty and students will play a critical role in capacity-building through education, benchmarking environmental conditions, and monitoring the rapid changes to natural systems within this vibrant region.
Community reciprocity is at the heart of the SFS organizational and educational model. SFS students face the real-world complexities of issues affecting our host communities. With the results of our research, we offer data and recommendations that inform decision makers and build relationships between SFS and local stakeholders involved in biodiversity conservation and resource management.
As at our other Centers throughout the world, SFS is a part of the social fabric of the Communities in which we are hosted. SFS students get involved in community volunteer projects and social activities such as:
- Engaging with the rich cultural heritage of Cambodia and Vietnam, including Khmer language lessons and local homestays
- Hosting community lectures
- Interacting with local students inside and outside of Can Tho University’s campus
- Attending community festivals, pagodas, and traditional Apsara dance performances
- Partnering with local NGOs and institutions to address environmental issues
- Exploring local markets to practice language skills and try unique foods