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Advanced Study of Khmer (ASK) Program Prepares for Summer 2020

Dr. Chhany Sak-Humphry (second from left) with students from ASK and KLCP.

The Advanced Study of Khmer (ASK) program is an intensive eight-week training in Khmer language and culture held in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, Cambodia every summer. The program is administered by the Khmer Language Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) under the direction of Dr. Chhany Sak-Humphry, and in collaborations with the Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) in Cambodia and the Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), Cambodia. The program includes homestays in Siem Reap, Cambodia, that provide 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.

2020 Intensive Summer Abroad Program

The ASK program is currently preparing for their Summer 2020 session. You can learn more about the program from the video and poster below. You can also contact the program coordinator, Dr. Chhany Sak-Humphry ( for additional program information.

The program application deadline is February 28, 2020.

ASK Program Summer 2019

Program participants including Advanced Study of Khmer (ASK) Language/Culture Training Program at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, and its partner, the Khmer Language and Culture Program (KLCP) of the Center for Khmer Studies in Cambodia, visited the US Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Students from ASK and KLCP visit the US Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Summer 2019.

The summer 2019’s cohort included thirteen undergraduate and graduate students, six from KLCP and seven from ASK respectively. Their academic and professional interests include the arts, education, linguistics, anthropology, ethnic studies, and Chinese business.