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Thailand: Hospital & Health Initiative™

Thailand: Hospital & Health Initiative™

Get caught up in Thailand's wonders as you rotate through different hospital departments.


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  • Observe doctors and nurses as you rotate through departments at a local hospital
  • Teach local children about the role that good hygiene plays in overall health
  • Spend a day at an elephant sanctuary and learn about Thailand's gentle giants
  • Take in the sights and sounds at a vibrant street market
  • Enjoy a weekend excursion to Koh Samet island, part of Khao Laem Ya–Mu Ko Samet National Park
  • Try your hand at cooking (and eating!) local cuisine

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Explore the convergence of eastern and western medicine in Thailand through observing a variety of healthcare facilities. Find out what healthcare looks like for Thai people through site visits to several different medical care settings. Give your tastebuds a treat with a variety of delicious Thai dishes, some of which you'll learn to cook yourself! Immerse yourself in a bright and vibrant culture unlike any other on earth.

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Community Service

Good health starts with good hygiene! Help to educate kindergarten children from under-privileged families on the basics: washing hands, brushing teeth, and keeping communicable diseases like colds from spreading. Volunteer in a children's hospital ward bringing joy to the young patients' lives through games and fun activities. Spend a full day of service at a government run home for children with both physical and mental disabilities in order to have a holistic look at patient care.

Hands-On Learning

Observe doctors and nurses in both public and private healthcare facilities: you'll let them take the lead and learn from the pros at different departments throughout each type of medical facility. Explore the ways in which modern healthcare and traditional Thai medicinal methods such as massage, acupuncture, and herbal remedies coexist in Thailand today. A trip to Thailand isn't complete without a crash course in Thai, a hands-on cooking class, and visits to some of the area's most well-known temples.

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Get up close and personal with Asian elephants at an elephant sanctuary, where you'll have the opportunity to feed and bathe the animals. Visit some of the most beautiful and famous temples and cultural sites that Bangkok has to offer, including the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Travel to the island of Ko Samet for a weekend of beach activities and relaxation on one of Thailand's most picturesque beaches. Pick up local handicrafts and snacks in a vibrant Bangkok street market.

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Dates & Tuition

Thailand: Hospital & Health Initiative™ 14-Day Program
2020 Dates
Jun 23 - Jul 6, 2020
Jul 9 - Jul 22, 2020
Duration: 14 days
Tuition: $3,999
Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
Community Service Hours: 22
Language Hours: N/A
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Tuition includes all in-country expenses including:
  • All educational materials
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • All in-country transportation
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • Professional full-time staff and experts from the USA/Europe
  • 24/7 Parent Support Hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and travel insurance
  • All cultural activities, lectures and weekend excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support
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