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  • Locations: Hanoi, Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Hue, Vietnam; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Siem Reap, Cambodia; Spartanburg, United States
  • Program Terms: Interim
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Eligibility: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program: Faculty-Led
Program Description:
Vietnam and Cambodia - Old Asia, New Asia

Program Overview
This trip visits iconic temples, verdant landscapes, lush forests and heavenly beaches along with the endless energy of the Asian city. We will experience old Asia and new Asia jostling for space by touring modern metropolis like Ho Chi Min city one moment and then landing in the jungles of Cambodia and visiting the ancient temples of Angkor. In the cities, the pace of life runs at a dizzying speed only matched by the endless rush of motorbikes and call of commerce. The countryside seems timeless, living the same as they have been for centuries, with pajama clad farmers tending the fields and monks wandering the streets in search of alms. The coast reveals modern shipping interspersed with ancient junk rigged dhows. The group will be led through a kaleidoscope of experiences from spiritual bliss at the World Heritage site of Angkor, to sensory overload in Phnom Penn. This trip also includes sea kayaking in the historic Halong Bay, relaxing at the forbidden city in Hue or experiencing the hidden treasures of Ho Chi Minh city (formally Saigon).
Students will enroll in JAN 413 A for Interim. This course will focus on the economic and social challenges that Vietnam and Cambodia faces. Students will experience and document changes in food, culture and religion in the rural and urban regions of each country learn how historical events have shaped Southeast Asia as we know it today. There will be daily excursion in-country in addition to daily readings and journal entries to support on-site experiences. 

Students will be housed in hotels during their travel in Vietnam and Cambodia. 

Program Costs
Program fee: $6,490
This cost includes international airfare, lodging, transportation to and from the airport, on-site transportation, in-country flights, meals, visa fees, reading materials, all fees/tickets for pre-arranged activities and excursions, and international insurance coverage.

Additional expenses:
Passport: $150 (all students must have a valid passport to participate)  

Wofford Travel Grants
The Wofford College Travel Grants provide assistance to students who are participating in an Interim Travel/Study program. Financial need and academic merit are the principle considerations in awarding these grants. Please note that an application for a Wofford Travel Grant does not substitute for the Travel/Study project application for Interim. 

To be eligible to apply for a Travel Grant, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (except first-year students applying in the fall) and be in good social and academic standing with the College. Awards range from $500 - $1,500. The number of awards granted will depend upon the number of applicants as well as available funds. The award is directly applied to the applicant's program fees. To apply, complete the online Wofford College Travel Grant application.

For More Information
Contact Dr. Chuck Smith