Hillsborough Community College
4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd. DSSC 322
Tampa, FL 33614
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Literature and Arts in Thailand

Term To Study: Summer 2019
Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2019
Program Starts: May 10, 2019
Program Ends: May 24, 2019
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Link 1: Cross Cultural Solutions (CCS): Thailand
Link 2: CCS Volunteer Thailand
Contact Name: Suzanne Lynch
Contact Email: slynch@hccfl.edu
What is Included: Airfare
Airport Taxes
Ground Transportation
Travel Medical Insurance
All meals
What is not Included: Tuition and Fees for IDS2891 (1 credit)*
Passport Application (if needed)

*This is an IDS course and you must have 45 credits to get credit for the course; however, we welcome those who are not quite ready to take the IDS class and who are interest in auditing the class. (An audit means that you register for the class as a non-credit seeking student. You will not receive credit for this class if you audit it.)
Estimated Costs: Approximately $TBA without scholarship award.
Approximately $TBA with scholarship award.

Payment Deadlines for students receiving scholarship:
$200 deposit must be submitted with application
first payment installment due in late March 2019
second payment installment due in April 2019

Program Description

This IDS study abroad course will take place primarily in Thailand. The course focuses on both a service outreach in the Nan community and on a cultural immersion designed to introduce students to the unique richness of Thai culture through lectures, excursions, and site visits.

Students will spend two weeks at the home base in the Nan Province. While at the home base, they will be expected to adhere to the rules of the house, to provide volunteer services to the community from 8AM to noon five days a week, and to participate in scheduled cultural activities.

This course is a Service Learning Course with a focus on global citizenship. This course is designed to introduce students to the lessons of volunteering through practical experience. This five-week course will focus on several topics which will include the following: the culture of Buddhism, communication through the arts, the meaning of citizenship, and the art of marketing of a volunteer experience.

Volunteering is a central part of this program. Students will be assigned a job based on need and preference. Jobs focus on teaching, child care, elderly care, and disability care.

Quick Facts

Population: 67091089
Capital: Bangkok
Per-capita GDP: $ 9500
Size: 513120 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 07:00 hours) Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta

US State Department

Travel Warning: YES
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