Thailand: Hands on Thailand (HoT)

Thailand: Hands on Thailand (HoT)



This program is full and is only taking applications for the waitlist.

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June 1 - June 22, 2019  

Program Description 

This Faculty-Led Program to Chiang Mai, Thailand provides students with a structured opportunity to have an international service-learning experience that is fun, educational, useful, and transformational. Hands on Thailand is an amazing experience!

Although some things need to be learned in the classroom, other things need to be learned through experience. Students will volunteer 15 hours per week with a non-profit organization in Chiang Mai.

We will immerse ourselves in the beautiful 722-year-old northern city of Chiang Mai, work with local organizations, make a difference in the community, meet interesting people, tour local craft factories, visit Buddhist temples and Hill Tribe villages, shop at local indoor and outdoor markets, eat scrumptious Thai food in its homeland, visit an elephant sanctuary with a big veg buffet lunch, learn about Thai culture and ourselves, practice meditation, and who knows what else, then reflect on our experiences together while there, and return home transformed from an amazing adventure with great stories and photos, intriguing insights, new friends, a stronger resume, more confidence, and a strong sense of meaning, purpose, and accomplishment.

Check out Professor Brook's HoT program website for more details. 


Course

SOCI 180 Individual Studies (4 units)

This course will analyze some social aspects of Thailand and our role in them. Through reading, writing, service learning, field excursions, reflection sessions, reflection journals, group meals, free time, and more, students will directly explore and experience the processes that shape culture and society in Chiang Mai, Thailand. 


Faculty

thailand faculty brook

Program Leader: Dan Brook

Dan Brook has lived and taught in Thailand and has returned often to visit. He is excited about introducing students to this enchanting culture.

Contact

Email: daniel.brook@sjsu.edu or brook@brook.com 

  


Cost

It is important to note that each program's total cost will vary depending on the location and the package it offers.  

$1,000 SJSU Special Session Tuition ($250 per unit)
$200 Administrative Fee 
$1,095 Program fees, lodging, class materials and class related tours approximately*
$2,295 Total Program Cost

 

* Airfare is not included. Students will need approximately $400-$1000 for meals, transportation, and shopping/free time. 


Testimonials

Check out some testimonials on Dan Brook's webpage


Resources

Check out these additional resources for your program.

  • Itinerary - coming soon!
  • Info sessions - coming soon!