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PROGRAM

Program

Thai Community in Globalized Context
24 June – 23 July 2018
 
 

Day

Time

Activities

Host

Location

Day1

(24June)

 

Arrival of U.S. students

Proceed to the hotel

KBU/

SU

Suvarnabhumi International Airport

Central Part (Bangkok/ Ayutthaya/ Prachinburi)

Day2

(25June)

09.30

Program orientation attended by US/ Thai students and GSA committee members 

OHEC

Bangkok

13.00

Cultural heritage and Thai ways of life:

the Rattanakosin Period

SU

Bangkok

Day3

(26June)

Morning

 

 

Lecture: Thailand’s Sufficiency Economy Philosophy:            

A powerful tool to achieve the SDGs

SU

Siam University

Afternoon

Community visit: Lertsuksom Community

Lertsuksom Community

Day4

(27June)

 

 

Morning

 

Lecture: Urban development for a health space creation: A success case at Phasi-Charoen District of Bangkok

SU

Phasi-Charoen District Office

Afternoon

Connecting to ASEAN and global community: Thailand MICE destination

Siam University

Day5

(28June)

09.00

Lecture: The integration of Thai values and sufficiency economy principles for sustainable development

KBU

Kasem Bundit University, Bangkok

13.00

Study visit: Self-sufficiency  economy community in Bangkok

Lumsai Community, Bangkok

Day6

(29June)

 

09.00

Study visit: The way of life and Thai heritage at the old capital sufficiency economy

KBU

Bang Pa-In Royal Palace Sufficiency Economy Learning Center, Ayutthaya Province

13.00

Study visit: The way of life and Thai heritage at the old capital sufficiency economy

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Day7

Sat

(30June)

 

---- Free day with Thai buddies ----

SU/

KBU

Bangkok

Day8

Sun

(1July)

 

 

 

Morning 

***Travel from Bangkok to Prachinburi Province / Lecture: Introduction to Thai herbs and traditional medicine

KMUTNB

King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok

Afternoon

Lunch: Experience food cooked with herb and spices/ Lecture: The use of Thai herbs to improve health and well-being/ Easy Thai massage class

Villa Vichalai Hotel

Day9

(2July)

 

 

 

 

Morning

 

Visit: Fruit market/ Kaewpijit Temple/ Prachinburi’s forest / Khao E-To Waterfall

KMUTNB

Prachinburi Province

Afternoon

 

KMUTNB campus tour

Presentation/ wrap up session

Farewell dinner

King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok

Day10

(3July)

 

 

 

 

Morning

***Depart Prachinburi for Bangkok by coach

KMUTNB

Suvarnabhumi International Airport

Afternoon

***Depart Bangkok for Songkhla by air

Proceed to the hotel

PSU

Hat Yai International Airport

Southern Part (Songkhla)

Day11

(4July)

 

 

09.00

Orientation by PSU Vice President for Global Relations and Informatics 

PSU

Prince of Songkhla University

13.00

Lecture: History and pride of Prince of Songkla University

Visit: PSU Hall of History

Day12

(5July)

 

09.00

Lecture: Biodiesel, His Majesty the King Rama IX Project

PSU

Prince of Songkla University

13.00

Study visit: Biodiesel Research Center

Day13

(6July)

 

09.00

Lecture: Simple life and environment

PSU

Prince of Songkhla University

13.00

Study visit: local communities in Southern part of Thailand

Ta-Hin Sub District, Sathingphra District, Songkhla Province

Day14

Sat

(7July)

 

 

09.00

 

Lecture: Tourism management

PSU

Prince of Songkhla University

13.00

 

Study visit: cultural heritage places for tourism

Songkhla old town/ Samila beach, Songkhla Province

Day15

Sun

(8July)

 

--- Free day with Thai buddies ----

PSU

Hat Yai, Songkhla Province

Northern  Part (Chiang Mai)

Day16

(9July)

 

Morning

***Depart Hat Yai, Songkhla for Chiang Mai by air/ Registration and Introduction to the Lanna Culture

CMU

Chiang Mai International Airport/

 

Chiang Mai University

13.30

Lecture on Community and sustainable development

Day17

(10July)

 

 

 

08.30

Study visit: Khunwang royal project development center/ Karen village in Mae Wang District

CMU

Mae Wang District, Chiang Mai

13.30

 

17.30

Study visit: Khunwang royal project development center/ Karen village in Mae Wang district (Cont.)

Discussion and Reflection Meeting

Day18

(11July)

 

08.30

Lecture: Local wisdom and Community and gender

CMU

Chiang Mai University

13.30

 

17.30

Workshop: Weaving and dyeing

 

Discussion and Reflection Meeting

Day19

(12July)

 

08.30

Study visit: Maesamai royal project development center/ Mae Sa Mai Village

CMU

Mae Sa Mai Village 

13.30

 

17.30

Lecture: Multiculturalism and connectivity to ASEAN

Discussion and Reflection Meeting

Chiang Mai University

Day20

(13July)

 

08.30

Study visit: Ban Tawai / Muangkung

CMU

 

13.30

 

17.30

Workshop: Molding or carving

 

Wrap up

Chiang Mai University

Day21

Sat

(14July)

 

--- Free day with Thai buddies ----

CMU

Chiang Mai Province

Day22

Sun

(15July)

 

Moring

***Depart Chiang Mai for Bangkok by air

CMU

Suvarnabhumi/         Don Mueng International Airport

Afternoon

***Depart Bangkok for Nakhon Ratchasima Province by coach  

SUT

Nakhon Ratchasima Province

Northeastern Part (Nakhon Ratchasima/ Surin)

Day23

(16July)

 

 

Morning

Welcome by SUT administrators/ Campus tour

SUT

Suranaree University of Technology

Afternoon

Cultural activity: Thai boxing class

Day24

(17July)

 

 

 

 

Morning

 

 

Study visit: Thai sufficiency economy center and Sakaerat Environmental Research Station

Lecture: Introduction to the Philosophy of Thai Sufficiency Economy and Introduction to Environmental Studies in Sakaerat, Nakhon Ratchasima

SUT

Sakaerat Environment Research Center

Afternoon

Outdoor activities: Hiking/ night bug watching/ local snack making

Day25

(18July)

 

Morning

Outdoor activities (Cont.): Bird watching/ snake observation class

SUT

Sakaerat Environment Research Center

Afternoon

Cultural activities: Thai flower decoration/ city tour

Nakhon Ratchasima Province 

Day26

(19July)

 

Morning

***Travel from Nakhon Ratchasima Province to Surin Province by coach

SUT

 

Afternoon

Evening

Welcome to Surin Campus Orientation/ Welcome dinner (Kantrum, a type of folk music played by the Khmer in Surin & Khmer traditional dance show)

RMUTI

Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Surin campus

Day27

(20July)

 

 

 

 

Morning

Hom Mali (Jasmin) Rice Cultivation: the Concept of Self-sufficiency & SDG 12

In house lecture: learn about the fundamental knowledge of Hom Mali rice cultivation & SDG 12

RMUTI

Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Surin campus

Afternoon

Field visit: The Royal Agriculture Learning Center of Princess Adityahornkittikhun in Rachai Village

Rachai Village

Day28

Sat

(21July)

 

 

 

Morning

Local Wisdom: Kui (ethic people) Mahout in Surin & SDG 12

On-site lecture: Elephants & Kui Mahout  in Surin

RMUTI

Surin Province

Afternoon

Field visit: Ban Ta Klang Elephant Village & Elephant Study Center

Surin Province

Evening

Wrap up (Reflective thinking through discussions)

 

Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Surin campus

Day29

Sun

(22July)

 

***Depart Surin for Bangkok by coach

 

Bangkok (End of the program)

Day30

(23July)

 

 

 

Morning

Wrap up session

Commencement ceremony witnessed by GSA committee members

OHEC

Bangkok

Afternoon

Farewell party

OHEC

Bangkok

Evening

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    
    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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