Immerse yourself in Thailand’s grassroots issues and gain insight into the complexities surrounding environmental, development, and globalization issues. Enroll in four courses, including an intensive three-week Thai language instruction course to help you get-by in everyday situations, and prepare for five 1-week community stays through lectures and discussion at CIEE Khon Kaen. The field becomes the classroom, and community leaders, government officials, and NGO practitioners are the teachers. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.
ENGAGE WITH GRASSROOTS SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENTS
representatives from NGOs; journalists; and political and human rights activists
what social justice and global citizenship can mean in the context of a developing nation
CONTRIBUTE TO COMMUNITY-LED EFFORT
addressing social justice, human rights, and environmental issues
Three-day tourist excursion to scenic Chiang Mai (starting Fall 2018)
Live, work, and dialogue with communities and activists facing impact of mining, forest policy, dams, chemical agriculture, or human rights violations during four, five-day community stays throughout the Northeast of Thailand
Five-day comparative study excursion to Laos
Overnight excursion where you feed, bathe, and walk your own elephant with “Elephant Lover Home” in Surin Province (starting Fall 2018)
Camping trip to mountainous national park and watch sunset while bats stream out of cave
Live with Thai student in dorm-style room with internet, air-conditioning, microwave, refrigerator, heated shower, a five-minute walk to convenience stores, coffee shops, restaurants, nightlife venues
Peer tutor sessions to practice Thai
Collaborate on a final project with communities facing environmental and social justice issues
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