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News Archives - 2004

Study Abroad 2004: Thailand

Apr. 28, 2004

Augsburg students and faculty will be spending ten days in Thailand as part of the Study Abroad course "Internship in Teaching English as a Second Language."

As part of the course, students will volunteer at a school in Prachuap Khirikhan which is located about three hours south of Bangkok on the Gulf of Thailand.

English Professor Kathy Swanson will be providing photos of the course throughout their stay in Thailand.

May 17, 2004
We have visited temples and all main sites in Bangkok, Payap University and all main sites in Chiangmai -- including riding elephants and riding bamboo rafts down the Wang River! We also delivered 15 handmade quilts to an orphanage in Chiangmai. Now we have arrived in Prachuab, our former Peace Corps site where we will begin teaching English on Monday.

May 9, 2004
After 29 hours (from airport entrance in Mpls to airport exit in Bangkok), we are here.

These two pictures are in front of the Temple of Dawn and the Marble Temple in Bangkok. Tomorrow we will visit 3 more temples and the Grand Palace, then Tuesday we fly north to Chiengmai. Everyone is well and learning to eat hot/spicy food and survive incredibily hot weather.