Phnom Penh (FN), Jun. 3 – Cambodian Len Sievlan is a successful alumna of the American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP) with a degree in Global Affairs.  She says that AUPP positively changed her life.

Sievlan grew up in Siem Reap and moved to Phnom Penh to attend AUPP.  Upon graduation with her B.A. , she received a full scholarship from the Knight-Hennessy program for graduate school in the United States.

She is one of only 69 students out of 4,400 applicants from all over the world to receive a Knight-Hennessy award.  Currently, she is obtaining her master’s degree in International Policy at the Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences in Palo Alto, California.

Sievlan says AUPP prepared her for Stanford University by providing her opportunities to learn, lead and grow as an undergraduate.

“At AUPP, students were pushed to think critically and held up to high standard. AUPP invests on students’ learning opportunities outside classroom, such as volunteering programs and student-led community building activities, which have fostered students’ leadership, knowledge, and spirits to contribute to the society,” said Sievlan.

As an AUPP alumna, she would like to congratulate all students who made it to university and chose AUPP. She also shares some helpful advice to current students: (1) be proactive in learning; (2) never forget that you have a voice that matters; (3) build good relationship with professors; and (4) balance between class and extracurricular activities.

Applications for AUPP are now open. For more information, please phone:  023 990 023; email: [email protected]; website:,or visit #278H Street 201R, Kroalkor Village, Sangkat Kilometer 6, Khan Russey Keo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.