For Beginner and Intermediate course levels, please visit:
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Summer Abroad Program: Khmer Language & Culture


In collaboration with:
Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), Cambodia
Center for Khmer Studies (CKS), Cambodia

Application Deadline: March 15, 2014

Program Dates: June 16 - July 25, 2014

The Advanced Study of Khmer (ASK), Summer Abroad Program, is an intensive six-week training in Khmer language-culture held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The program is administered by Khmer Language Program at the University of Hawai'i, and in collaboration with the Royal University of Phnom-Penh, the Center for Khmer Studies, Cambodia. This program with one week home-stays in rural of Cambodia provides 3rd year Khmer students with a "one-of-a-kind" opportunity to acquire the linguistic foundation necessary to engage in academic research, professional discourse, and cultural immersion with all segments of Khmer society.

The ASK project will increase the number of linguistically competent Khmer speaking professionals across the United States and internationally. Also the program will promote scholarly cooperation and cultural and socio-economic understanding between Cambodia and the USA. The ASK project was funded by the U.S. Deptment of Education, Fulbright-Hays Group Projects.

See Also

About ASK, How to Apply, Eligibility, Download Application Form (DOC)


Pre-Departure Handbook (PDF)


Khmer Language Program at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM)
Online Courses at UHM


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