When I was in college I participated in a study abroad program in Cambodia through The New School. A few years later I was hired to go back and document the program. I was the main shooter for this project and Marisa Wong was the editor.
This critical international civic engagement course engages the perils, paradoxes, and promises of contemporary Cambodia by combining intensive experiential learning with an academically rigorous examination of the politics of international development that make up the Cambodian present. Based in the city of Siem Reap on the northeast tip of the Tonle Sap (the Great Lake), students participate in academic seminar and field-based projects in partnership with local community organizations working on issues of education, poverty, healthcare, and housing.