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Tentative Itinerary for May Term Thailand 2017

Here is the tentative itinerary for May Term Thailand 2017. Please note that this is subject to change.

Date Activity


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

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 – Parade
May 21 Village project and activities – Community health and community child care activities.
May 22 Village project and activities – Local school activities
May 23 Village project and activities – Village support projects
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 (4 nights)
May 26 Sightseeing in Chiang Mai
May 27 Sightseeing in Chiang Mai
May 28 Sightseeing in Chiang Mai
May 29 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 30 Village project and activities
May 31 Village project and activities
June 1 Village project and activities
June 2 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 3 Sightseeing in Chiang Mai
June 4 Depart Chiang Mai for Kamphaeng Phet

Arrive in Kamphaeng Phet

Hotel: Chakungrao Riverview Hotel, Kamphaeng Phet (1 night)
June 5 Depart Kamphaeng Phet for Bangkok

Visit HIV/AIDS Hospice, Lop Buri

Arrive in Bangkok

Hotel: Marvel Hotel, Bangkok (1 night)
June 6 Depart Bangkok for Ko Samet

Arrive Ko Samet

Hotel: Sai Kaew Beach Resort (3 nights)

Transportation via Speedboat to Ko Samet

June 7 Free Day Optional activity: snorkeling (approximately $50 for 6 hours)
June 8 Free Day
June 9 Depart Ko Samet for Bangkok

Arrive in Bangkok

Transportation via Speedboat from Ko Samet

Hotel: Marvel Hotel, Bangkok (2 nights)

June 10 Free day in Bangkok

Farewell Dinner

June 11 Depart Bangkok for SLC, UT

Arrive in SLC, UT

 Flight information can be found here.

May Term Thailand 2017!

It’s that time, to start thinking about our ninth (!!) May Term Thailand trip! This year’s trip is tentatively scheduled for May 14, 2017 through June 11, 2017. The total cost of the trip is $4,300, which includes round trip airfare from Salt Lake City to Bangkok, Thailand, all ground (and water) travel during the trip, all lodging, all meals, and all fees. It does not include any passport fees (if you need to renew or get one), immunizations and travel clinic fees, snacks and beverages during the trip, souvenirs, or optional side trips while on the island.

To register for this trip, please download and fill out the May Term registration form, sign and initial everything, and bring a copy to the Cashier’s Office in Bamberger Hall at 9:00 am on Tuesday, October 25. If you didn’t have a chance to do this, Sara Demko will have copies at the Cashier’s Office Tuesday morning. Also have ready a $300 deposit, which can be cash, check , or charge card (no Visa, sorry). We will cap the trip at 24 students, so please register early if you are interested in participating. Last year, the trip filled in less than 5 hours! Continue reading May Term Thailand 2017!

May Term Thailand FAQs

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?

Continue reading May Term Thailand FAQs