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May Term Thailand FAQs

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Family and friends of May Term Thailand participants have asked us many questions about this trip. Questions such as what we’re going to do, how we’re going to stay safe and healthy, and why we’re going to Thailand are some of what is asked of me. These are very important questions for friends and family, knowing that we’re going so far away to a country that is so different. So to answer some of these questions, I have compiled a little FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) post here. If you have any further questions, please feel free to comment on this post, and I can answer those questions as well.

What is the purpose of this course? Why do we do this?

The main purpose of this course is to introduce students to the concept of global citizenship. Students have exhibited great passion for doing meaningful service in the developing world. Dr. Ingle and I created this course to channel those passions into a structured, faculty-supervised service-learning opportunity that incorporates both a service component along with cultural immersion. We believe this course is a great introduction to students interested in international service, but do not have the experience or skills. This structure allows students to ease into international service in a less intimidating atmosphere.

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Details on Registration for May Term Thailand XII, May, 2022

May Term Thailand XII (take 2) will be from May 8, 2022 to June 5, 2022. These dates are still tentative, and may chance by +/- 1 day.

Registration will begin the morning of Tuesday, October 26th, at 7:30 am. The registration process will be slightly different this year. The link for registration will come online at 7:30 Tuesday morning (not before), and the link will be at the bottom of the May Term Thailand trip description on this page:

https://www.westminstercollege.edu/about/resources/global-learning/may-term-study-experiences/upcoming-may-term-study-experiences

It will be an online registration, first come, first served. The $300 deposit MUST be entered using a credit card WHEN you register. The deposit is what will save your spot on the trip, so make sure you are prepared to enter the credit card number when you register. The remainder of the trip fee will be due on February 1, 2022. Last year, the trip filled very quickly, so if you want to go, please make sure you register as soon as you can!

The trip fee this year will be $4,500, and this includes roundtrip airfare from Salt Lake City to Bangkok, Thailand, all in-country travel, all lodging, all meals while in Thailand (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), and all admissions and trip fees. It does not include spending money for souvenirs or snacks, cost of immunizations, passport fees, visa fees (if you are staying afterwards), food at airports during the flight to and from Salt Lake City, or fees for optional activities.

Here are a few more details on registration for May Term Thailand XII for May 2022:

  • IMPORTANT! If you have a registration hold for any reason (student accounts, library, etc.), you may not be able to register for any May Term trips! Please check your Self-Service account and make sure you don’t have a registration hold. If you do, please clear it and confirm that it’s clear prior to October 26th so you can register!
  • If the trip is full by the time you register,  you will automatically be placed on a wait list. I know it’s disappointing that you aren’t on the list, but there are always cancellations, so please put your name on the wait list.
  • To register successfully and reserve a spot on the trip, you MUST place a $300 deposit at the time of registration. This must be done online when you register for the trip. All major credit and debit cards are accepted. This deposit is nonrefundable (unless the trip is officially cancelled by the College due to lack of enrollment or other unforeseeable reasons). Please be ready with your credit card or debit card when you register on the 26th.
  • The registration deadline for all May Term trips is January 31, 2022.
  • Please note the dates for REQUIRED pretrip orientation sessions.

Tentative Itinerary for May Term Thailand X

Here is the tentative itinerary for May Term Thailand X. Please note that this is subject to change.

Date Activity

Notes

May 14 Depart SLC, UT for Bangkok, Thailand  Flight information can be found here.
May 15 In Transit
May 16 Arrive in Bangkok (very early morning)

Orientation and information session

Welcome Dinner

Hotel: Marvel Hotel, Bangkok (2 nights)
May 17 Depart Bangkok for Buriram

Arrive in Buriram

Educational tour of Bamboo School

Hotel: Cabbages & Condoms Resort, Buriram (2 nights)
May 18 Visit village development projects

Tour of Phanom Rung Historical Park

May 19 Depart Buriram

Arrive in Kalasin

Welcoming ceremony

Kalasin lodgings will consist of homestays within the village in local homes. Homes vary from very traditional Thai to modern Thai homes. All homes were screened and selected and most have been used the last seven years. (5 nights)
May 20 Village project and activities
May 21 Village project and activities
May 22 Village project and activities
May 23 Village project and activities
May 24 Depart Kalasin for Sukhothai

Arrive in Sukhothai

Hotel: Le Charme Sukhothai Resort, Sukhothai (1 night)
May 25 Sightseeing at Sukhothai Historical Park

Depart Sukhothai for Chiang Mai

Hotel: Suriwongse Hotel, Chiang Mai (1 night)
May 26 Depart Chiang Mai for Chiang Rai

Golden Triangle

 Hotel: TBA (1 night)
May 27 Depart Chiang Rai for Chiang Mai

Wat Rong Khun

Hotel: Suriwongse Hotel, Chiang Mai (1 night)
May 28 Depart Chiang Mai for Ban Tung Ting

Arrive in Ban Tung Ting

Welcoming ceremony

Stay at school in village, usually in separate common rooms segregated by sex. (4 nights)

Transportation to village will be via school pickup trucks over 4-wheel drive roads.

May 29 Village project and activities
May 30 Village project and activities
May 31 Village project and activities
June 1 Depart Ban Tung Ting for Chiang Mai

Visit Obluang National Park

Arrive in Chiang Mai

Transportation from village will be via school pickup trucks over 4-wheel drive roads

Hotel: Suriwongse Hotel, Chiang Mai (2 nights)

June 2 Sightseeing in Chiang Mai
June 3 Depart Chiang Mai for Kamphaeng Phet

Arrive in Kamphaeng Phet

Hotel: Chakungrao Riverview Hotel, Kamphaeng Phet (1 night)
June 4 Depart Kamphaeng Phet for Bangkok

Visit HIV/AIDS Hospice, Lop Buri

Arrive in Bangkok

Hotel: Marvel Hotel, Bangkok (1 night)
June 5 Depart Bangkok for Ko Samet

Arrive Ko Samet

Hotel: Sai Kaew Beach Resort (3 nights)

Transportation via Speedboat to Ko Samet

June 6 Free Day Optional activity: snorkeling (approximately $50 for 6 hours)
June 7 Free Day
June 8 Depart Ko Samet for Bangkok

Arrive in Bangkok

Transportation via Speedboat from Ko Samet

Hotel: Marvel Hotel, Bangkok (2 nights)

June 9 Free day in Bangkok

Farewell Dinner

June 10 Depart Bangkok for SLC, UT

Arrive in SLC, UT

 Flight information can be found here.