Vietnam & Cambodia Field School 2019

Cambodia, Asia Viet Nam, Asia Past Program Interdisciplinary

This new field school led by CapU's School of Tourism Management. Destinations such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the bustling Vietnam capital of Hanoi and the cultural-trekking region of Sapa have seen increasing numbers of tourists for nearly two decades. With the end of foreign occupation and war, tourism in Cambodia and Vietnam have contributed greatly to the socio-economic development of its people. The field school takes students on an explorative journey to three significant destinations in Indochina to experience and learn from people and places engaged in tourism.

These courses are designed to allow students to gain a unique perspective on the tourism sectors in Southeast Asia and impacts tourism has had in the area. Students will have an opportunity to complete a community-based, active-learning project partnering with ethnic minority homestay owners in the Sapa region.

Travel Dates:

April 28 to May 12, 2019


Vietnam (Sapa, Hanoi) and Cambodia (Siem Reap)


Angkor Wat, Hanoi Old Quarters, NGO and social enterprise visits, community-based tourism project in Sapa village Lao Chai


TOUR 306 – Directed Studies in Tourism (3 credits)

TOUR 331 – Regional Topics in Tourism (3 credits)


*Please note that this is a cross term course that spans from the Spring semester until the summer semester. Students will receive the credits at the end of the summer semester.

Non-CapU students can apply as a visiting student and take this course as a transferrable elective (consult your school’s academic advisor) 

Class Dates:

January 7 – April 28: 8 Pre-departure classes

April 28 – May 12: On the road

Field School Instructors:

Chris Carnovale and Cheryl Hulbert

Approximate Cost*:

$3300–3600 (Scholarships available)

Application Deadline:

October 31, 2018 at 12:00PM (extended)


CBT Vietnam Project (precursor to this field school)