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
“I don’t think it is possible to pull a trip like the Amazon and the many activities that you directed without the sense of purpose you have, without your drive for experiential learning for teenagers. All our experiences with the Envoys team were amazing!”— Angela , Traveling Faculty, RoundSquare Colombia 2015
“Envoys was at the top of their game from start to finish. What initially interested me was their focus on curriculum during pre-departure meetings and the program itself. Envoys cares deeply about the experience of the participants and faculty. [They] constantly ask for constructive criticism and make changes when necessary.”— Joe Vogel , Executive Director, Global Education Benchmark Group