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(Paste Your Picture Here! ) PICTURE YOURSELF IN THAILAND & CAMBODIA Introduction to Thailand: A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective A Winter Course with Travel in May-June 2013 Explore the “Land of Smiles” and its southeastern neighbor, and learn first-hand about exotic cultures half way around the globe! Whether your interest is history and politics, the arts, religion, ancient ruins and gilded palaces, or modern-day commerce, you can expect unique and inspiring encounters on this journey, for a price you would never be able to match on any other 3-4 week tour. For more information, contact: Professor Peter Goodrich, Professor William Ball, or the International Programs office,
Who should go? Any NMU student, in any major or minor Community members and students at other universities who register and pay the NMU tuition and International Program fees Anyone desiring to travel and see the world Anyone desiring to make new friends and directly experience another culture Anyone willing to act responsibly as an ambassador for your nation and NMU
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What do I need? Complete easy application form for Study Abroad Have valid (through 2013) passport. (No passport? Contact International Programs at to help you get one) Pack hot weather clothing, practical footgear Update immunizations: MMR, DPT, Hep A/B, Typhoid Keep clothing modest for visits to temples and royal sites Smile!
What will it cost? Registering for total credit hours in Winter 2013 gets NMU flat rate tuition Financial Aid packages can be applied Estimated International Program Fee: $3,800 (Thailand), $1,200 (Cambodia), includes round trip transportation, housing, excursions, and many meals! Pocket money: $500 or more (Southeast Asia is really inexpensive)
Where will we go? A week in and around Bangkok A week in and around Chiang Mai A week on Phuket Island An optional week at Angkor Wat with a rural village stay in Cambodia
CAN YOU BE MORE SPECIFIC? Here’s a tentative itinerary subject to change as plans firm up…
Week 1 Thu. May9Departure Fri. 10Arrival in Bangkok (circa 11:45 PM) Sat. 11Orientation class at Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University: Thai history and government Visit Jim Thompson’s House; Siam Square shopping Sun.12 Chatujak Weekend Market; Free afternoon Mon.13Royal City Grand Palace compound and temples; Thai National Museum; Evening Chaophraya dinner cruise Tue.14 Wed.15Orientation class at Bangkok Thonburi University: Thai culture & economy; Visit Phranakhon Rajabhat University: Music, Dance, Muaythai; Khao San Road shops and ros Bus tour: Damnoan Saduak floating market and Rose Garden cultural shows
Jim Thompson’s House, National Museum
Floating Market, Grand Palace
Chatujak Market, Ayutthaya
Week 2 Sun.May20Bus tour: Bang Pa-In royal palace and Ayutthaya Mon.21Free day in Bangkok! Tue.22AM Flight to Chiang Mai Tour city and visit mountaintop Wat Doi Suthep Northern-style Khantoke dinner Wed.23Thai cooking and music classes Thu.24Visit Home industries along San Khamphaeng Road: pottery, silk, silver, painted umbrellas Service project: teaching English at primary school Fri.25Hill tribe village excursion Sat.26Elephant camp and bamboo rafting
Night Bazaar, Doi Inthanon
Around Chiang Mai
Temples and Elephant Trekking
Week 3 Sun. May27Wow – free day in Chiang Mai! Mon.28Bus tour: Doi Inthanon National Park Tue.29Flight to Phuket; Tour Phuket town, settle in at beach hotel Wed.30Phangnga Bay tour, or Kaew Phra Taew rainforest, Gibbon Rehabilitation Center Thu.31Thalang National Museum, Marine Research Center, sunset at Cape Promthep Fri. June1Free beach day Sat.2Free beach day
Phuket, Thai massage – ahhh!
Phangnga Bay, James Bond Island
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Week 4 Sun. June3Free morning; PM flight to Bangkok airport Mon.4Early AM Departure for USA for 3 cr. students AM Departure to Siem Riep, Cambodia for 4 cr. students; Orientation session Tue.5Silk farm; Home stay in Banteay Chhmar Wed.6Explore temple ruins and rural village life Thu.7Lesser known Angkor Wat temples Fri.8Tonle Sap floating village, bird sanctuary Sat.9Major Angkor Wat temples; return flight Sun.10Early AM departure for USA via Bangkok
Angkor Wat at sunset
The Bayon, Ta Proehm
Tonle Sap floating village
Khmer smiles, Angkor Wat monks
How will I get to go? Fill out a 2013 FLSA Application, available online at udyAbroad/FacultyLed/FacultyLedStudyAbroad.shtml udyAbroad/FacultyLed/FacultyLedStudyAbroad.shtml Register for Winter 2013 (even though travel is in May-June) Enroll in 3-4 cr. EN 495/595 or EN 495W/595W (for writers) or 3 cr. PS 495: Study Abroad – SE Asia Pay required tuition and fees (3 installments beginning February) by the deadlines Attend required preparation sessions in late March and April, after Spring Break
What assignments are required? 8 hours classroom preparation and assigned reading in late March and April Journal during trip, every day Writing project (10 pages minimum) for grade, as defined by course instructor Additional paper for Cambodia, if you elect to go Due date for writing project(s): End of Summer Session 1 Audit option (no required paper) available for college graduates and community members
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