DURATION AND PROGRAM: THAILAND SHORT COURSE 2019
“Thai Community in Globalized Context”
Friday, 21 June – Saturday, 20 July 2019

Day

Time

Activities

Host

Location

Fri 21 / Sat 22 June

 

Arrival of U.S. students

Proceed to the hotel

- Hotel check-in & free time

(lunch & dinner on your own)

OHEC

Suvarnabhumi International Airport

Central Part (Bangkok / Samut Songkhram / Prachinburi)

Sun

23 June

All day

 

Program orientation attended by U.S./ Thai students and GSA committee members 

OHEC

...................... Hotel,

Bangkok

Mon

24 June

Morning

Lecture SDGs/SEP

SU

Siam University, Bangkok

Afternoon

Community visit / lecture on site

Tue

25 June

Morning

Lecture Multi-culturalism

KBU

Kasem Bundit University,

Bangkok

Afternoon

Workshop Multi-culturalism / “Thai culture”

Wed

26 June

All day

“Design Thinking Activity”

 

SUT

...................... Hotel,

Bangkok

Thu

27 June

 

*Free Day with Thai buddies *

(lunch & dinner on your own)

 

 

Fri

28 June

Morning

 

09.00

-Travel to Samut Songkhram by coach

-Lecture on Amphawa Royal Project (Application of SEP for sustainable development in local community)

- Organic farming

- Local products

- Thai dessert

- Hand craft from coconut leaf

KBU

Amphawa floating market,

Samut Songkhram

(Stay overnight at a Home Stay Resort)

 

13.00

-Explore local life and enjoy floating market

Sat

29 June

 

 

 

 

Morning

- Travel to Prachinburi by coach

- Lecture: Introduction to Thai herbs and traditional medicine

- Lunch: Experience food cooked with herb and spices

KMUTNB

Chao Phya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital, Prachinburi

 

 

- Abhaibhubejhr day spa

- Banlaoreung

 

(Stay overnight at Villa Vichalai Hotel)

Afternoon

 

- Easy Thai massage class (Pressure point)

- Workshop: The use of Thai herb to improve health and well-being

- Welcoming activity/dinner

Sun

30 June

Morning 

Visit Khun Dan Prakan Chon Dam

- Khun Dan Prakan Chon Dam

- The Royal Nature Conservative Center

 

 

(Stay overnight at Villa Vichalai Hotel)

Afternoon

- Visit Bhumirak Dhamachart Project (The Royal Nature Conservative Center)

- Workshop: Herbal handmade soap and shampoo

- Presentation and wrap-up

- Farewell dinner party

Northeastern Part (Nakhon Ratchasima / Surin)

Mon

1 July

 

08.00

Check-out & travel to Nakhon Ratchasima Province by coach  

- Hotel check-in

SUT

Suranaree University of Technology,

Nakhon Ratchasima

 

 

(Stay overnight at ………….)

Afternoon

- Phimai Historical park

- Nakhon Ratchasima city tour

- Free style dinner in Nakhon Ratchasima city

Tue

2 July

 

 

09.00

Check-out & travel to Surin Province by coach  

RMUTI

Rajamangala University of Technology Isan,  Surin campus

- Surin National Museum

- Surin Night Bazaar

(Stay overnight at a hotel)

Afternoon

 

 

- Study visit at Surin National Museum

- Check in at the hotel

- Free time (3 hours)

- Dinner & city night tour

Wed

3 July

 

All day

Travel to the Elephant Village, the Elephant Kingdom

(46 km from Surin campus)

- Elephant shows

- Elephants’ graveyard

- Demonstration of paper making and products from elephant dung

- Elephant bathing & elephant trekking

- Reflective thinking through group work discussion

RMUTI

- Nong Bua Village

- Ban Ta Klang

- Elephant Village

 

(Stay overnight at Boonlue Homestay)

Thu

4 July

 

 

 

06.00

Merit-making with elephants

RMUTI

-Elephant Village

 

 

 

-Chom Phra District, Surin

 

 

 

 

 

-Muang District, Surin

 

(Stay overnight at a hotel)

08.00

Grass and sugar cane cutting and elephant feeding

09.00

Travel to Satom Organic Farm
(25 km.)

- Visit Satom Organic Farm

- Lecture on organic jasmine rice and history of the Farm

- Lunch served with authentic jasmine rice

12.30

Travel to Surin / hotel check-in

14.00

Reflective thinking through group work discussion

Fri

5 July

 

09.00

Travel to Ban Ta Sawang (12 km.)

- Visit Silk Weaving Village

RMUTI

-Sawang District, Surin

 

-RMUTI Surin Campus

(Petch Chompoo Meeting Room)

 

-Surin train station (Stay overnight on sleeper train)

13.00

- Presentation: Reflective thinking through group work discussion

15.00

Free time

19.00

Check-out & prepare to travel to Bangkok by sleeper train

Sat

6 July

 

Morning

 

- Arrive Bangkok

*Free Day with Thai buddies *

(lunch & dinner on your own)

 

Bangkok

 

(Stay overnight at…

Northern  Part (Chiang Mai)

Sun

7 July

 

 

Morning

- Travel to Chiang Mai by Airplane

 

- Hotel check-in & free time

OHEC / CMU

From Don Muang Airport to Chiang Mai Airport

 

- Tha Pae night market

(Stay overnight at Mayflower Grande Hotel)

16.30

Visit Sunday walking street at Tha Pae night market

 

(lunch & dinner on your own)

Mon

8 July

Morning

- Campus tour: visit CMU

- Greeting & workshop

CMU

-Chiang Mai University

-Prapokklao Rd., Si Phum, Chiang Mai

(Stay overnight at Mayflower Grande Hotel)

Afternoon

- Field visit: Chiang Mai Centre Museums

Tue

9 July

 

All day

Travel to Ban Huay Tong

- Field visit

CMU

-Mae Wang District,

Chiang Mai

(Stay overnight at Mayflower Grande Hotel)

Wed

10 July

 

Morning

Workshop

CMU

Chiang Mai University

(Stay overnight at Mayflower Grande Hotel)

Afternoon

Group discussion

Thu

11 July

 

 

Morning

 

Presentation, discussion and conclusion

CMU

-Chiang Mai University

 

-Ban Muang Kung, Hang Dong District, Chiang Mai

(Stay overnight at Mayflower Grande Hotel)

Afternoon

Workshop: Molding at the village of handicrafts, Ban Muang Kung

- Khuntoke Dinner

Fri

12 July

 

Morning

 

12.30

Check-out & prepare to travel to Songkhla province by Airplane

(FD408 / 14.00 – 16.05)

Depart from hotel by van

CMU

From Chiang Mai Airport to Hat Yai Airport

Afternoon

Arrive Hat Yai, Songkhla

- Hotel check-in

(lunch & dinner on your own)

PSU-Hatyai

- Pick up at Hat Yai Airport

(Stay overnight at Z Sleep hotel)

Southern Part (Songkhla)

Sat

13 July

 

*Free Day with Thai buddies *

(lunch & dinner on your own)

PSU-Hatyai

Songkhla

(Stay overnight at Z Sleep hotel)

Sun

14 July

Morning

Welcome meeting and PSU Introduction

PSU-Hatyai

- President's Office Building,

- Hall of History Building,

Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai

campus

(Stay overnight at Z Sleep hotel)

Afternoon

Visit PSU Hall of History & PSU Cultural Museum

Mon

15 July

 

Morning

Visit  “Ko Yo Island” & Songkhla National Museum

PSU-Hatyai, PSU-Trang

Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai

campus

(Stay overnight at Rua Hotel)

Afternoon

Travel to Trang by Bus

Tue

16 July

 

Morning

Visit “Yan Ta Khao Community”

PSU-Hatyai, PSU-Trang

Prince of Songkla University, Trang campus

(Stay overnight at Rua Hotel)

Afternoon

Visit Trang Old Town & Sightseeing

Wed

17 July

 

Morning

Travel to Bangkok by Airplane

- Hotel check-in & free time

 (lunch & dinner on your own)

PSU / OHEC

From Trang Airport to Don Mueang Airport

 

(………… Hotel, Bangkok)

Bangkok (Conclusion)

Thu

18 July

All day

Workshop & presentation / Assessment

(GSA committee members & instructors)

OHEC

………… Hotel, Bangkok

Fri

19 July

 

 

Farewell & closing ceremony

(OHEC, GSA committee members & instructors)

OHEC

………… Hotel, Bangkok

Sat
20 July

 

Departure of U.S. students

OHEC

Suvarnabhumi International Airport

*** The program is subject to change

SU : Siam University
KBU : Kasem Bundit University
KMUTNB : King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok
PSU : Prince of Songkla University (Hatyai campus and Trang campus)
CMU : Chiang Mai University
SUT : Suranaree University of Technology
RMUTI : Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Surin campus
OHEC : Office of the Higher Education Commission
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