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DC Summer Institutes for High School Students

Human Trafficking & Social Justice in Cambodia

Classes at Marymount: May 26 - May 28, 2015 
Travel dates: May 29 - June 9, 2015
Phnom Penh & Siem Reap, Cambodia

This course, FLP 598 Project: Forensic and Legal Psychology - Cambodia, will examine the complex issues surrounding human trafficking, human rights, and the impact of country-wide violence and political unrest on multiple generations in Cambodia. Students will get a firsthand look at how poverty, politics, law and psychology interact in an international setting. Students will receive a comprehensive education in the mechanics of human trafficking, as well an understanding of its underlying causes. Students will also meet with individuals who have been rescued and visit NGOs working on the front-lines of the struggle to end human trafficking. Students will also visit vulnerable communities targeted by traffickers and learn effective strategies for undermining slave rings.

Tentative Itinerary
Friday, May 29: Depart DC
Saturday, May 30: Travel Day
Sunday, May 31: Arrive Siem Reap / Orientation
Monday, June 1: Visit to temples including Angkor Wat / Visit Sangkheum Center for Children (NGO that provides support for vulnerable children)
Tuesday, June 2: Visit vulnerable community, floating village, and Angkor Hope Hospital 
Wednesday, June 3: Visit Mondoul Meta Karona (Jesuit Center working with vulnerable community) and mine museum to learn about the impact of war
Thursday, June 4: Travel to Phnom Penh 
Friday, June 5: Visit Andong (Community of displaced persons)
Saturday, June 6: Visit Transitions, Inc. ;Visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields Museum
Sunday, June 7: Visit Nyemo (Organization providing women with skills training support and job placements) and Afesip (NGO working to prevent human trafficking and provide support to rescued women); U.S. Embassy Visit
Monday, June 8: Free day to explore Phnom Penh
Tuesday, June 9: Return to USA
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Faculty: Dr. Angel Daniels

Program Cost
Tuition: $2655 (3 credits)
Program Fee: $1950 (subject to change)

The program fee covers:
  • International roundtrip airfare
  • Housing (double occupancy)
  • Site visits, cultural activities, and excursions
  • In-country transportation 
  • Two-three meals per day 
  • All program activities and translation 

**The program fee does not include textbooks, personal expenses, some meals, extra baggage and airline fees for flight deviations, cancellations, change fees, etc. 

MU reserves the right to make any necessary changes including adjustments in cost in the event that unforeseen circumstances arise. Financial aid may apply. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible. You are responsible for making all timely payments to Marymount University. The Center for Global Education will register selected students for this course class after receiving a signed Acceptance of Participation Form. 

Application Deadline: November 14, 2014

Are you interested in taking this class? Applications are now being accepted!