Friday, January 29, 2010

New SE Asia Comparative Program

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN), in collaboration with Payap University, is pleased to announce a new semester program for Fall 2010 in Thailand and Cambodia. Offered through The Thai and Southeast Asian Studies Program at Payap University (Chiang Mai, Thailand), this South East Asia Comparative
(SEACS) Program will spend two months in Thailand and two months in Cambodia through a partnership with the University of Cambodia. Southeast Asia is one of the world's most diverse regions in the world culturally, ethnically, religiously, and linguistically. This program offers students the unique opportunity to explore Thailand and Cambodia from both historical and contemporary standpoints.

The program is a 16 credit experience. All instruction is provided by Payap University Faculty/Professors in Chiang Mai, Thailand and courses will be co-taught in Cambodia by University of Cambodia and Payap University professors. Final grades will appear on a Payap University transcript.

The first two months of the course are spent in Chiang Mai, the cultural heart of Thailand. Students will enroll in "Buddhism and Thai Society,"
"Sustainable Development, Environmental Justice, and Ethnic Minorities," and "Thai Language." During this time, students will have the unique opportunity to volunteer teach novice monks English or spend time at a local orphanage.
Students will also enjoy many opportunities for cultural integration on the campus of Payap University.

The group will head to the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, for four weeks to continue studies. In Phnom Penh, students will study at the University of Cambodia and enroll in "Contemporary Cambodia: History and Society" and "Khmer Language." This portion of the semester focuses on Cambodia's recent history, including a focus on the Khmer Rouge. The final three weeks of the program are spent in Siem Reap, gateway to the remarkable ruins of Angkor Wat. While enrolled in "Hinduism and Khmer Civilization," students have the opportunity to explore the sprawling Angkor complex.

In Cambodia, the group will travel together and will be accompanied by University of Cambodia and Payap University professors, as well as a staff member from Payap University.

Each location involves a number of off-campus excursions and experiences.
Students live on-campus at Payap University and will live in off-campus apartments while in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Program Dates:
August 13, 2010 - December 11, 2010

For Fall 2010 the Program Fee is USD$10,400. But, to celebrate our 15th year of serving the international education community, The Education Abroad Network is offering USD$1,500 grants to all Fall 2010 participants on this program so the total cost is USD$8,900. This fee includes all accommodation, airport transfers, arrival orientation, all program-required ground transportation, academic credit, various excursions and tours, entrance fees to National Parks, cultural centers, etc. and 10 meals per week while Thailand. Students will incur additional costs for international airfare, personal spending, additional meals in Thailand, all meals within Cambodia and extra travel.

For further information visit our website

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