Spring 2013

January 28, 2013

Ba Phnom Explorations

Over the weekend, the SST Cambodia group traveled to Ba Phnom in Prey Veng Province, about 78 kilometers (but 4 hours) from Phnom Penh. In the first…

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January 25, 2013

Khmer Rouge Week

This week was the most emotionally draining of the term thus far, in terms of our academic and historical focus. Nearly every lecturer in Cambodia refers to…

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January 24, 2013

Although this week is mostly about the Khmer Rouge — with multiple field trips and lectures — we’ll hold off on posting a Khmer Rouge blog until…

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January 22, 2013

Buddhist Meditation

Although this week is mostly focused on the Khmer Rouge period, we began the week Monday with a presentation on Buddhist meditative practices, led by the Venerable…

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January 20, 2013

The Graber Millers had a rather remarkable Saturday afternoon, with a neighborhood fire taking 10 homes and/or businesses and threatening many others. We watched the fire unfold…

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January 20, 2013

This week was full, as always, with a number of lectures, field trips, and transitions. Thursday afternoon we visited Cambodia’s National Museum, which houses artifacts from the…

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January 17, 2013

Sara’s Reflections

The following post was written by SSTer Sara K and published in this morning’s Record back on campus. We are posting it here as well so family…

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January 17, 2013

First P’teah Goshen Night Wednesday

Last evening (Wednesday evening) was the first P’teah Goshen gathering. Ann cooked up two batches of homemade chili (one a vegetarian version, one with meat), and that…

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January 16, 2013

Classes began Monday morning at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, with Vice-Rector Ponn Chhay welcoming us to campus. Immediately following our welcome ceremony, students broke up…

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January 12, 2013

Orientation and Off to Host Families

The last 24 hours have been exceedingly full for the Cambodian SSTers, with ongoing recovery from jet lag (switching their nights and days, with a 12-hour time…

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