Flash back to the founding of Chiang Mai University (CMU) in 1946, CMU freshmen students have participated in one of the most sacred and honorable traditions that is held every year. The tradition is well-known as the CMU Freshman Walk to Doi Suthep, which they would have a chance to pay respects to the Buddha Relics on the Doi Suthep Temple.
On Saturday, September 13, 2014, Chiang Mai University (CMU) held the annual tradition walk up to Doi Suthep another year. This time, it was a big pleasure for us to have 27 USAC students participating in the traditional walk together with over thousands of people and CMU freshmen.
It was a wonderful opportunity for them to build long lasting friendship during the walk as they became closer and closer to one another. They also made friends among the Thai freshmen. No matter how steep, hot and sweaty it was, our USAC students still did impressively well walking 8 miles uphill. The walk ended by running and holding hands to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep or Doi Suthep Temple surrounded by thousands of people encouraging and watching them running for their goal.
This is truly once-in-a-lifetime experience USAC Chiang Mai students in Fall Semester or Yearlong could do, and to justify others how motivated, spirited and enthusiastic they are. This memorable day will remind them of the future that once they were a part of the most sacred and honorable tradition of being Chiang Mai University student as well as joining the USAC Chiang Mai Program!
-Chiang Mai, Thailand USAC Staff
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