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.
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“I could not have been more satisfied with the performance of Envoys throughout the entire process of planning and executing this trip. All Envoys staff demonstrated the utmost professionalism and dedication, as well as knowledge and competence. I am so glad that [we] chose to partner with Envoys!”— Rick S. , Traveling Faculty, Hingham Japan 2015
“I was incredibly impressed by the care taken by Envoys. Before we even hit the ground, there was an emphasis on comprehending impact on our destination’s environment that I appreciated..Throughout the trip, our Envoys leaders made sure that we continued to be conscious of impact. That awareness of cause and effect is something that often gets lost when traveling, and Envoys did not allow it to. During this trip, there was never a moment I did not feel safe and cared for nor a moment where I did not feel I was learning something!”— Keylee S. , Student, Dalton South Africa 2014
“The Envoys staff were very open about sharing their first-hand experiences, which was a game-changer in terms of learning about post-apartheid South Africa. Also, having everything planned to the T made me feel very safe. I knew that I was in good hands.”— Gio H. , Student, Friends Seminary South Africa 2016