Study & Travel (Multi-Destination) Programs

AIFS Program at a Glance - Southeast Asia: History, Conflict and Culture in Vietnam and Cambodia

  • 3-week course that explores the history of the Vietnam War and its socio-political impact on Vietnam and on neighboring Cambodia
  • Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA required (lower GPAs will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Earn 3 semester credits
  • Visit Thang Long Royal Citadel (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Reunification Palace, Museum of Vietnamese History, War Remnants Museum, Cu Chi Tunnels, Tuol Sleng and Choeung Ek (two of Phnom Penh’s most important remembrance sites), Cambodia's War Museum, Angkor Wat, Ton Le Sap Lake and Cambodian Cultural Village, and more
  • Program fee includes tuition, housing, some meals, excursions and cultural activities, and more. Optional AIFS Flight package available.
  • Study in Hanoi (5 nights), Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) (4 nights), Phnom Penh (4 nights), and Siem Reap (7 nights)
  • A travel manager accompanies the students and is available 24/7 in case of emergencies
  • Comprehensive Insurance and assistance package
  • Transcripts issued by Richmond, the American International University in London


Visas not required for U.S. citizens. Non-U.S. citizens are responsible for obtaining a visa as required.

Application and Scholarship Deadlines


AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships available! The scholarship deadline is March 1.

Meet Your Admissions Officer

Admissions Officer

Rebecca Rankin

1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905

Phone: (800) 727-2437 ext. 5077

My interest in international and cultural education began when I was an undergraduate at Pace University in New York. As a research assistant, my work focused on ethnicity, race, gender and culture, as well as local environmental issues. I continued to pursue my interests in cultural education by studying abroad with AIFS during my junior year in London, England. I loved the experience so much that I decided to finish my degree in England and I graduated from Richmond, The American International University in London with a bachelor's degree. After graduating, I began my professional career in international education as an Admissions Officer with AIFS in November 2006. In 2012, I received my master's degree from Fordham University in New York, New York.

Your Admissions Officer is available to guide you through the admissions process and answer any questions you have about studying abroad on this program.