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Summer 2020 “Wars & Waterways” EL Seminar Information Session: 9/13

Posted on September 8, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Details — Summer 2020 "Wars & Waterways" EL Seminar Information Session — September 13

Date: 9/13Time: 12:30 pm

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EXL 594: “Wars & Waterways”: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos EL Seminar (4 credits)
Co-directed by Professor Ishita Sinha Roy (Communication Arts) and Professor Lauren French (Biology/Neuroscience). Travel dates are May 12–June 4, 2020. Pre-Requisites: None.
Website: Information Session: Friday, September 13, from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in Campus Center 301/302.

An interdisciplinary investigation for FOUR COURSE CREDITS into how historical wars and waterways have shaped contemporary Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos — previously “French Indochina.” Learn first-hand about water wars, perils, and water -based cultures from environmental and global health professionals, scholars, and local experts. Watch the sun rise and set over the world-famous temples of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Get history from the other side when visiting the Killing Fields, Hanoi Hilton, and the War Remnants Museum. Visit bustling cosmopolitan cities and rural tribal villages. Learn about the lasting contamination of groundwater by Agent Orange in Vietnam, and water-search amputations caused by cluster bombs left over from the CIA covert operations in Laos. Explore the incredible limestone karsts and caves in Halong Bay, life along the Mekong River, floating markets, and what it takes to grow a bowl of rice. From cruise boats to sampans and speed boats; from cyclos to Vespas and walking tours, explore the places we visit in unique and unforgettable ways. Walk with elephants in the wild, and much much more. To find out how this EL travel seminar will forever change your life, bring interested friends and come to either of the information sessions on Fri. Sept. 13 from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in Campus Center 301-302.
This EL travel seminar is open to all Allegheny students across disciplines and years of study.
Questions? Contact Professor Sinha Roy at or Professor Lauren French at