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  • Locations: Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Program Terms: Spring / Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring / Summer 2019 03/01/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA
Program Description:

This course provides the student an international academic service learning experience working with various cultural backgrounds of the people of Cambodia. The student will travel for 2 weeks to underserved areas in Phnom Penh and Siem Riep, Cambodia. Seminars will take place prior to departure for the trip abroad. The student will participate in academic service learning activities (discipline specific) working within this community and provide direct care and teaching activities within the population. Emphasis is on providing health care, teaching, language, social injustice and examination of the culture.

There’s a magic about Cambodia that casts a spell on many who visit this charming yet confounding kingdom. Ascend to the realm of the gods at the mother of all temples, Angkor Wat, a spectacular fusion of symbolism, symmetry and spirituality. Descend into the hell of Tuol Sleng and come face to face with the Khmer Rouge and its killing machine. Welcome to the conundrum that is Cambodia: a country with a history both inspiring and depressing, an intoxicating place where the future is waiting to be shaped. Just as Angkor is more than its wat, so too is Cambodia more than its temples. The chaotic yet charismatic capital of Phnom Penh is a hub of political intrigue, economic vitality and intellectual debate.
Professor Maureen P. Tippen is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan-Flint Department of Nursing, School of Health Professions and Studies. She has 36 years of experience in clinical practice and teaching in Nursing in various health care settings. She has developed and taught academic service learning courses internationally to Peru, Cambodia, India, and the Dominican Republic for the past 20 years. She currently teaches pediatric nursing and works in clinical practice with high risk youth. She enjoys distance running and outside activities.
  • Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate students, & Guest Students are eligible to apply
  • All majors are eligible to apply
  • 3.00 GPA minimum 
This is a 3 credit course being offered in the Spring 2014 term. Students are required to register for:
  • INT 394 - Special Topic in Study Abroad
  • NUR 381— Directed Study-International Service Learning (undergraduate)
The program fee is is $4,024.50 This includes round trip airfare to Cambodia, housing, health insurance, cultural activities, some meals and transportation in Cambodia for program activities

Not included: Tuition/fees, passport, personal expenses. 

  • Deposit : February 1st, 2018
  • Scholarship Application: Friday, January 12, 2018
  • 50% of program fee: Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Remainder of program fee: Friday, March 16, 2018
Withdrawals must be submitted in M-Flint WorldLink on or before 11:59pm on Friday, February 16, 2018. Students who withdraw after this date will be responsible for paying the full program fee.

Scholarships are available to degree-seeking UM-Flint students. Please visit the scholarship page to determine eligibility and apply.

  1. Download and submit the following document & requested items directly to Maureen Tippen at 2180 William S. White Building or email to Application & Reference Form for Cambodia
  2. If you are accepted, click "Apply Now" below to complete the application.  A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of application. Instructions on how submit your deposit be provided when you submit an application online. Applications submitted without a deposit will not be considered. 

The University may at any point cancel a program due to unforeseen reasons, including but not limited to low student enrollment and health and safety concerns in the host destination.