CIEE: Khon Kaen - Development and Globalization in Thailand

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Immerse yourself in Thailand’s grassroots issues and gain insight into the complexities surrounding environmental, development, and globalization issues. Enroll in four courses, including an intensive three-week Thai language instruction course to... read more

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January 23, 2020 Incredible Experience
So many skills in handling NGOs and government officials, research and language learninf - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I immersed myself to develop strong leadership abilities and learned to work successfully in a project group throughout many community settings in Thailand. I gained a broad range of applied skills from interviewing, researching, and learning how to write for a variety of media. The program also provides public forums to showcas... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned the importance of living in the present and being culturally conscious - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained a better understanding of how the forces of 'globalization and development' are affecting Thailand as well as South East Asia and many less economically developed countries around the world. I also gained a greater awareness of how issues of Human Rights and Environmental Activism are often intimately related. Last, I l... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
If you want a study abroad experience that pushes your thoughts on education, social justice/human rights, and community, than this is an opportunity you want to take advantage of. CIEE Khon Kaen, Thailand DG Program, does an excellent job at letting students decide what to take from their study abroad experience. When I was a ... - Whittier College View Entire Review
I am now much more wordly and experience, it was very worthwhile. - University of Rochester View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Khon Kaen - Development and Globalization in Thailand
January 10, 2019 Greatness Awaits
I learned to love, express compassion, and recognize my privilege. As an American citizen I recognized my fortune and the opportunities that are afforded to me as an educated American male. I was challenged to think outside of the box and find comfort in the unfamiliar. My time abroad was more enriching than any other semester i... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a lot of insight about myself, independence, a sense of calm, what I care about and what is not worth caring about, my role as an American citizen in the global world, the pros and cons of development; I expanded my view of the world and what is important to its continued success; what success means and is is so depende... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was definitely an amazing experience, but much different than what I had expected. It was also a very difficult experience emotionally, because the topics you are learning about, are not easy topics. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Khon Kaen - Development and Globalization
This is an INTENSE but infinitely rewarding program. No where else will you get the experience to learn firsthand about the most pressing issues facing the planet around sustainability. The program creates incredible reciprocal relationships between many different village communities and students. It also provides priceless oppo... - Pomona College View Entire Review
I learned facilitation skills. I learned a lot about Northeast Thailand and how villagers are often not given a voice to participate in the decisions that affect their lives. I feel like I understand community organizing better. - Florida State University View Entire Review

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Immerse yourself in Thailand’s grassroots issues and gain insight into the complexities surrounding environmental, development, and globalization issues. Enroll in four courses, including an intensive three-week Thai language instruction course to help you get-by in everyday situations, and prepare for five 1-week community stays through lectures and discussion at CIEE Khon Kaen. The field becomes the classroom, and community leaders, government officials, and NGO practitioners are the teachers. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

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Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Thai
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Environmental Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Thai Language and Literature
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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