When I say, Thailand, do you think: delicious yellow curry, tropical humidity, Hangover 2? If you ask us, we’ll tell you there’s a lot more to Thailand than what you may think!
Our staff abroad have been working hard to evolve the Thailand program and incorporate new ways for you to learn by doing and seeing, to that tune we’ve recently added a field trip to the Chiang Rai province for your chance to further explore the local lifestyle.
From Jum, our resident director in Chiang Mai, Thailand:
Taking an excursion to Chiang Khong, Chiang Rai Province is an extraordinary setting for a course field study – stepping out of the classroom into an eco-journey, experiencing various aspects of tourism management in Northern Thailand to better understand the local lifestyle.
One of the largest tea planters & agricultural centers in Thailand, where teas are grown under optimal conditions within its unique methods in harvesting and processing. These factors have awarded Choui Fong a continuing GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certification along with prestigious awards by several related organizations and is hugely popular with tea consumers.
Chiang Saen District, Golden Triangle
Riding a long-tail boat in the Golden Triangle area (the border regions between Thailand, Myanmar and Laos) to visit the border market in Laos. The Golden Triangle used to be Asia’s main opium-producing areas in the past, but it is now considered a main trading route.
Chiang Khong District
Now a transport link and a popular gateway for travellers to visit Laos or China. It is also considered the Greater Mekong Sub-region, a natural economic area bound together by the Mekong River including Cambodia, Yunnan Province, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand.
Students get to see the local market and community at night, and during the day, experience giving alms to the monks in the early morning, riding boats along the Mekong River – all while witnessing how local Thai-Laos People live.
Wat Rong Khun (well-known as the White Temple)
The world renowned contemporary Buddhist Temple in Chiang Rai ranks as one of the most beautiful temples in the world. Nowadays it is a popular place to visit in the Chiang Rai Province, and students are always in awe by how astonishing and magnificent the Thai architecture and the White Temple are.
This last time, it was a treat to students to meet Ajarn Chalermchai Kositpipat, the famous Thai visual artist who designed the temple.
Studying abroad is so much more than the traditional classroom learning setting, although we do offer them, which is why we are continuously adding new cultural immersion and learning opportunities for our students!
Learn more about our Chiang Mai, Thailand program.