Immerse yourself in Thailand's grassroots issues in this intense, people-to-people, and group-focused program whose mission is to create solidarity between people living half a world apart. Be part of something, be engaged, and learn about yourself, this inviting part of Thailand, social justice, and your role in the world--while having time to travel in Thailand and to other countries in the region.
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 in a final project with communities facing environmental and social justice issues
Support in publishing human interest stories for partner publication, The Isaan Record
Participate in putting together Common Ground Magazine, a publication of student writing and photography on selected issues
Work with CIEE-student-initiated Radical Grandma Collective, a women's weaving group preserving a traditional art and raising funds for their struggle against a mine
Contribute to an annual human rights festival or other similar events in the Northeast
Join other students, Thai resident assistants, and CIEE staff for fun and reflective evenings exchanging about cross-cultural issues
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation – an introduction to Thai culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
Field trips and cultural activities
Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
24/7 emergency on-site support
1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!
GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.
Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.
Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.
Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.
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** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.