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Bangkok and Hua Hin, Thailand

Spring Break 2019 - Thailand: Business & Life (INTB 9950)


Program Description  
Thailand:  Business and Life provides a unique experience for students to learn about a country, and then experience it first-hand.  The course goes from using secondary resources to primary research in each student’s area of interest.  Topics include tourism, business, education, religion, and social issues.  After several weeks of online background work, students will travel to Bangkok, Thailand and meet the other students and professors.  While in Bangkok, students will explore the city of over 8 million people with its decorative shrines and vibrant street life.  Students will bring their research to life as they share their knowledge with classmates.  Then, the class will travel down the Gulf of Thailand to Hua Hin.  The area is close to the getaway palace built by King Rama VII, known as the “Far from Worries’ Palace.”   There students will have a quite different experience of Thailand than they had in Bangkok, and see why Hua Hin is a favored holiday located for Thais.  

Program Highlights

  • The course goes from the bustling busy Bangkok to the serene beach on the Gulf of Thailand in Hua Hin.
  • Nothing is better than bringing one’s research to life with first-hand experience.  
  • You will find that the food and hospitality of Thailand rivals anyplace in the world.  

Online Dates: January 11 - March 16, 2019
Travel Dates: March 10 - March 16, 2019

INTB 9950  Thailand Business & Life – 3.0 credit hours
Professor: Dr. Brad Scott Walker School Department 
Course Description: This course, “Thailand:  Business and Society” is a unique opportunity to learn about Thailand’s key social and economic themes and issues, and then travel to Thailand to observe them first-hand.  Topics include tourism, business, education, religion, social and political issues.  The first several weeks of the class involves online academic and multimedia sources to research topics of individual interest. Then you will meet other class members and professors in Thailand, and visit the companies, organizations and other sites to witness and observe the topics you studied. While in Bangkok, we will explore the city of over 8 million people with its sacred and historic sites, and vibrant street life.  Your research comes to life as you discuss your projects “on-location” with classmates.  Then, the class will travel down the Gulf of Thailand to Hua Hin.  The area is close to the getaway palace known as the “Far from Worries’ Palace,” built by King Rama VII.  There, you will experience one of the Thais’ favorite location for retreat and holiday. 

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Thailand: Business & Life (INTB 9950)

Syllabus: Coming soon 

Program Cost
Program Fee: $1,325
What's Included: 7 nights of lodging (double occupancy), transportation between Bangkok and Hua Hin, all breakfasts, welcome dinner and farewell dinner, on-ground curricular and cultural activities scheduled in the itinerary.
What's not included: Airfare, lunches and most dinners, airport transfers, visa fees, personal spending money and activities arranged outside of the program itinerary.
Study Abroad Fee: $175 (covers international insurance, ISIC card, travel item)
Webster Tuition: Graduate students pay the online course rate 

Students may be eligible for Webster study abroad scholarships.  Please reference the Study Abroad website for more information.
Spring Break scholarship deadline- November 15th

Application Process  
Application Deadline:  November 15th, 2019

To apply, follow these steps:
1) Ensure you meet the study abroad eligibility requirements
2) Start an application via the Webster online application system
3) The application will ask you to fill out a number of forms, pay the $165 study abroad deposit*, write a brief statement of purpose, submit a passport copy and a passport sized photos. 

*The $165 application deposit is refundable to if ALL of the following conditions are met: 1) Student attends the program 
2) Student completes the pre and post-study abroad surveys 3) Student does not have any outstanding program charges.