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(Paste Your Picture Here! ). PICTURE YOURSELF IN THAILAND & CAMBODIA Introduction to Thailand: A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective A Winter Course with Travel in May-June 2013

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  1. (Paste Your Picture Here! ) PICTURE YOURSELF IN THAILAND & CAMBODIA Introduction to Thailand: A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective A Winter Course with Travel in May-June 2013 Explore the “Land of Smiles” and its southeastern neighbor, and learn first-hand about exotic cultures half way around the globe! Whether your interest is history and politics, the arts, religion, ancient ruins and gilded palaces, or modern-day commerce, you can expect unique and inspiring encounters on this journey, for a price you would never be able to match on any other 3-4 week tour. For more information, contact: Professor Peter Goodrich, pgoodric@nmu.edu Professor William Ball, wball@nmu.edu or the International Programs office, goabroad@nmu.edu; 227-2510

  2. Who should go? • Any NMU student, in any major or minor • Community members and students at other universities who register and pay the NMU tuition and International Program fees • Anyone desiring to travel and see the world • Anyone desiring to make new friends and directly experience another culture • Anyone willing to act responsibly as an ambassador for your nation and NMU

  3. Could you be in this picture?

  4. …Or this one? It’s easier than you may think!

  5. What do I need? • Complete easy application form for Study Abroad • Have valid (through 2013) passport. (No passport? Contact International Programs at 227-2510 to help you get one) • Pack hot weather clothing, practical footgear • Update immunizations: MMR, DPT, Hep A/B, Typhoid • Keep clothing modest for visits to temples and royal sites • Smile!

  6. What will it cost? • Registering for 12-18 total credit hours in Winter 2013 gets NMU flat rate tuition • Financial Aid packages can be applied • Estimated International Program Fee: $3,800 (Thailand), $1,200 (Cambodia), includes round trip transportation, housing, excursions, and many meals! • Pocket money: $500 or more (Southeast Asia is really inexpensive)

  7. Where will we go? • A week in and around Bangkok • A week in and around Chiang Mai • A week on Phuket Island • An optional week at Angkor Wat with a rural village stay in Cambodia

  8. Here’s a tentative itinerary subject to change as plans firm up… Can you be more specific?

  9. Week 1 • Thu. May 9 Departure • Fri. 10 Arrival in Bangkok (circa 11:45 PM) • Sat. 11 Orientation class at Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University: Thai history and government Visit Jim Thompson’s House; Siam Square shopping • Sun. 12 Chatujak Weekend Market; Free afternoon • Mon. 13 Royal City Grand Palace compound and temples; Thai National Museum; Evening Chaophraya dinner cruise • Tue. 14 • Wed. 15 Orientation class at Bangkok Thonburi University: Thai culture & economy; • Visit Phranakhon Rajabhat University: Music, Dance, Muaythai; Khao San Road shops and ros Bus tour: Damnoan Saduak floating market and Rose Garden cultural shows

  10. Jim Thompson’s House, National Museum

  11. Floating Market, Grand Palace

  12. Chatujak Market, Ayutthaya

  13. Week 2 • Sun. May 20 Bus tour: Bang Pa-In royal palace and Ayutthaya • Mon. 21 Free day in Bangkok! • Tue. 22 AM Flight to Chiang Mai Tour city and visit mountaintop Wat Doi Suthep Northern-style Khantoke dinner • Wed. 23 Thai cooking and music classes • Thu. 24 Visit Home industries along San Khamphaeng Road: pottery, silk, silver, painted umbrellas Service project: teaching English at primary school • Fri. 25 Hill tribe village excursion • Sat. 26 Elephant camp and bamboo rafting

  14. Night Bazaar, Doi Inthanon

  15. Around Chiang Mai

  16. Temples and Elephant Trekking

  17. Week 3 • Sun. May 27 Wow – free day in Chiang Mai! • Mon. 28 Bus tour: Doi Inthanon National Park • Tue. 29 Flight to Phuket; Tour Phuket town, settle in at beach hotel • Wed. 30 Phangnga Bay tour, or Kaew Phra Taew rainforest, Gibbon Rehabilitation Center • Thu. 31 Thalang National Museum, Marine Research Center, sunset at Cape Promthep • Fri. June 1 Free beach day • Sat. 2 Free beach day

  18. Phuket, Thai massage – ahhh!

  19. Phangnga Bay, James Bond Island

  20. Do they look female to you?

  21. Week 4 • Sun. June 3 Free morning; PM flight to Bangkok airport • Mon. 4 Early AM Departure for USA for 3 cr. students AM Departure to Siem Riep, Cambodia for 4 cr. students; Orientation session • Tue. 5 Silk farm; Home stay in Banteay Chhmar • Wed. 6 Explore temple ruins and rural village life • Thu. 7 Lesser known Angkor Wat temples • Fri. 8 Tonle Sap floating village, bird sanctuary • Sat. 9 Major Angkor Wat temples; return flight • Sun. 10 Early AM departure for USA via Bangkok

  22. Banteay Chmar

  23. Angkor Wat at sunset

  24. The Bayon, Ta Proehm

  25. Tonle Sap floating village

  26. Khmer smiles, Angkor Wat monks

  27. How will I get to go? • Fill out a 2013 FLSA Application, available online at http://webb.nmu.edu/InternationalPrograms/SiteSections/StudyAbroad/FacultyLed/FacultyLedStudyAbroad.shtml • Register for Winter 2013 (even though travel is in May-June) • Enroll in 3-4 cr. EN 495/595 or EN 495W/595W (for writers) or 3 cr. PS 495: Study Abroad – SE Asia • Pay required tuition and fees (3 installments beginning February) by the deadlines • Attend required preparation sessions in late March and April, after Spring Break

  28. What assignments are required? • 8 hours classroom preparation and assigned reading in late March and April • Journal during trip, every day • Writing project (10 pages minimum) for grade, as defined by course instructor • Additional paper for Cambodia, if you elect to go • Due date for writing project(s): End of Summer Session 1 • Audit option (no required paper) available for college graduates and community members

  29. Any questions? Are you in? Share this Power Point and spread the word! The more who enroll, the lower the cost for all!

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