International Community Engaged Learning Program
Service Trip Abroad in Thailand
General Information and Application Timeline
- Where: Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Lodging: Buddhist temple housing unit while in Thaton and in hostels and hotels while traveling in Chiang Mai and Bangkok.
- When: May 3-28, 2015
- $2995-Current WSU students and alumni
- Covers airfare, transportation, lodging, three meals each day, 9 in-country credit hours, travel snacks, a t-shirt and cultural excursions such as a visit to the Kayan women, bareback elephant riding, zip lines through the rain forest including 31 different platforms, and a local Thai food cooking class.
- Payment dates:
- $900 Deposit- Wednesday, January 14th
- $700 Payment- Monday, February 2nd
- $700 Payment- Monday, March 2nd
- Remaining Balance- Wednesday, April 1st
- Cancellations: must be submitted in writing to the Center for Community Engaged Learning, 3910 W Campus Dr. Dept. 2113 Ogden, UT 84408. Cancellations may NOT be accpeted over the phone or email.
- $900 deposit and subsequent program payments nonrefundable.
- Health: participants will be required to visit their doctor to complete a physical examination and medical clearance. Further detail and questions will be held at the mandatory meetings.
- Applications are due December 15, 2014
Complete five main projects for the Northern Thai communities.
Goal is to improve the lives of the orphans and elderly through education, construction, & environmental sustainability projects.
- 1st Project: constructing a kitchen and dining hall for the youth and elderly housed there.
- 2nd Project: constructing and installing a water reservoir for garden and bathroom water.
- 3rd Project: incorporate environment-friendly elements into construction projects such as the inclusion of rain water collection for the reservoir and recycled glass lighting for the dining hall, etc.
- 4th Project: travel to local schools and community gatherings to teach the locals about the environment-friendly aspect incorporated into the building and teaching them how to incorporate them into their own homes. Also will be doing English language instruction.
- 5th Project: gathering donations and contributing new beds, mattresses, books, and computers to the organization to assist in the education and comfort of the youth and elderly.
- 20 Current students and 6 WSU alumni will be selected as participants for this trip.
- Donate to the trip: Monetary donations are being accepted through the WSU Development Office. Please contact Denise Thielfoldt for more information.