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  • Architecture in Bangkok

    By Caitlin Johnson and Gaeble Jones While in Bangkok, Thailand we noticed that it has unique buildings and architecture compared to places within the United States. This photo is from an area near the Pak Khlong Market. This is a market that is off of the river called Chao Phraya. I found the buildings to […]

  • Environmental efforts on Koh Samet

    By Madelyn Bayles and Genevieve Perry Koh Samet is an island destination and one of the stops along the way for the Mayterm Thailand experience. In the past, Koh Samet has experienced severe environmental problems. In 2013, some of Koh Samet’s beaches were damaged by an oil spill (Stevens, 2013). 50,000 liters (approximately 13,200 gallons) […]

  • Snorkeling in Koh Samet

    By Katie Rees and Haley Southwick Today we were all lucky enough to have the opportunity to snorkel at several different small islands surround Koh Samet. A majority of the may term trip included rural villages and service so it was nice to relax and have fun as a group. The beginning of the day […]

  • Kids at the Ban Yang Kaeo School

    By Maddy Todd and Mikayla Holt During our time at the Ban Yang Kaew School, we spent time with the students playing games focused on their English language skills. The children at this school surprisingly were not shy or timid towards us, considering that we are strange foreigners to them. The 5th and 6th grade […]

  • Cement Walkway Project

    By Payton Hudson and Cecile Murdock Video of the project here. Throughout the entirety of the trip, we donate a certain amount of money to every school we travel to in order to improve the lives and structures of the communities, which allows them to start or continue projects that work towards that improvements.  Where we […]

  • Health Assessments at the Ban Yang Kaew School

    By Missy Crittenden and Abby Paine The health assessment activity was our first interaction with the children attending Ban Yang Kaew School in Omkoi.  Most of the students participating had no previous experience with this kind of exercise but, this did not affect their ability to successfully perform the assessments.  There were ten parts to […]

  • Schools in Kalasin

    By Preston Kill and Kenyon Kaegi- Rittiman In this podcast, Preston and Kenyon discuss the schools we visited during the time in Kalasin. They explore issues of service and the educational situations. These rural Thai public schools are very different from the Pattana School we saw in Buriram.  

  • Fishing and Rice Planting in Kalasin

    By  Dacota Shell and Meghan Villalobos While in Kalasin, Thailand, we went to a village where we participated in traditional rice planting and fishing. Before doing the actual planting of the rice we were given traditional farming outfits and upon arrival we were given special socks to protect our feet in the rice paddy and […]

  • Thai time

    By Kate Abbott and Alyson Pinkelman This is the first of the 2019 trip reports. On Wednesday May 15th Westminster college visited Khok Ploung in the Buriram area. During this outing we saw a variety of different activities including traditional medicinal practices, a project through C-Bird, and silk weaving. In this episode of Thai Time, […]

  • Dengue

    By Madelyn Bayles  Dengue, a disease that infects as many as 400 million people per year, may be caused by four different viruses (About Dengue, 2019). These viruses, which are all part of the genus Flavivirus, are known as DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, and DEN-4 (Dengue Viruses). It is hypothesized that these viruses originated among various […]