From Buddhist rituals to culinary delights, explore the unique subtleties of Thai culture, and learn about the role of ASEAN in the global conversation.
Exploring Culture in Thailand
A longstanding stop on the tourist circuit, Thailand has a wealth of destinations and activities to pursue. Envoys students visit an elephant conservation center, learn to cook a variety of Thai culinary delights, and ride bicycles through ancient temple parks, building confidence in exploration and having fun!
Envoys utilizes its strong roots in the country to go beyond tourist activities and explore the unique subtleties of Thai culture. From the concept of sanuk to the wealth of Buddhist rituals, our exploration of Thai culture helps students develop socio-cultural awareness and empathy. We also examine the importance of the tourism industry for Thailand’s economy and the effects of tourism on the traditional cultural rhythms.
Potential Project Themes
“Many student groups participate in ‘Voluntourism’. This trip did not attempt that, but rather funneled the collective energy of each member into meaningful, mutually beneficial cultural interactions. Thank you so much for this unforgettable and transformational experience.”— Altana , Student, Friends Seminary South Africa 2016
“My goals were to learn about post-conflict Colombia and step out of my comfort zone. These were fulfilled each and every day through activities, reflections, and first-hand experience.”— Julia D. , Student, GEBG Colombia 2016
“Envoys carefully constructed an educational trip for students that purposefully engaged them to think, reflect, act, and enjoy. The travel logistics were always well-planned, and I had peace of mind knowing that my teen-aged daughter was in safe, responsible, and caring hands.”— Alice T. , Parent, Deerfield South Korea 2015