Thailand

THAILAND: Experiencing Culture and
Local Wisdom in Thai Schools

Session I: June 3 – 26, 2011
Session II: July 1 – 24, 2011

Led by SCC’s math educator, Michael Little Crow, this education abroad program provides elementary education majors with a unique opportunity of teaching English conversation and Math in an international setting. Students will spend three weeks interning in elementary and middle schools within the Pathum Thani Educational Serice Area Office 2. Students will have the chance to observe, tutor, and teach classes with the assistance of Thai teachers. Students will be able to practice various instructional strategies and techniques that will be developed during the 2-credit pre-departure class (EDU 234). During the experience in Thailand, students will earn a total of four credits (EDU 252 and EDU 282AC). Students will gain firsthand understanding of the power and beauty that language, ethnic, socio-economic and cultural diversity bring to society. This complete immersion into a culture different from students’ own experience is not readily available in the United States.

Several weekend excursions have also been planned. They will visit Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Thailand; Bangkok, the modern capital of Thailand; the coastal community of Pattaya; and the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.

Click here to view a video summary of what you can expect to experience next summer! (17 minutes)

Click here to view a shorter video summary of what you can expect next summer! (5 minutes)


APPROXIMATE COST: $3,951

“I feel that with this trip my strengths as a teacher have improved. I feel confident in teaching students from different cultures who speak languages other than English.
I was able to pick up much new strength
in my teaching ability. It was amazing
to be given a classroom of kids from
a completely different culture.
This challenge really gave me
the ultimate experience of this trip and
allowed me to develop character and
mastery of the skills in teaching.”

- Andrew Auten, Thailand 2010

Includes:

  • Tuition and fees for 6 college credits
  • Private bath and room with a view
  • Some meals (all breakfasts, 15 lunches & 2 dinners)
  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Medical insurance