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Faculty Led - Refugee Experiences, Protection and Wellbeing in Global Contexts
Bangkok, Thailand (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer (Faculty-Led)
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Program Description:
Program Description:

SWK in Thailand

The Summer 2016 group with UNHCR representatives at the United Nations Compound in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
From left to right: Cindy Knul, Early Smith, Sydney Gouani, Adora Nsonwu, Veronica Hough, Lisa (UN Representative), Dr. Sharon Morrison,
Rachel (UN Representative), Rachel Ear, Nneze Eluka, Nhung Budhan, Dr. Holly Sienkiewicz, Shalee Forney, Vicky Dithane, Eunice Calderon Photo credit: Nneze Eluka

Course Dates: May 10 - June 8, 2018
Travel Component Dates: May 15 - 26, 2018
Program Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline: open until seats are full (15 maximum)
Admission Decision Date: rolling as applications are submitted

Program Cost: $2,250
$400 **Nonrefundable** Deposit due within 5 days of admission decision (100% credited toward program cost); due no later than February 18  EXTENDED to March 19, 2018
$925 Payment Due: March 15, 2018 April 1, 2018
$925 Payment Due or Proof of Sufficient Financial Aid: April 1, 2018 April 15, 2018
Program cost includes: cost of instruction by UNCG faculty, all program expenses in Bangkok including in-country transportation, hotel room (double occupancy), some meals, excursions, travel insurance, program materials and fees.
Program cost does NOT include: airfare (approx. $1400) and personal spending money (approx. $400). 

Program Overview 
This program is a Summer I course with travel to Thailand. Meet and observe the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) and International Organization for Migration. Learn about Burmese refugees in Thailand who are being processed for U.S. locations. Talk with staff and other professionals and hear from refugee community representatives. Observe departure for U.S. destinations such as Greensboro. Meet with Burmese and other refugee community members residing in Greensboro before and after the trip. 

This program provides an excellent opportunity for students interested in health and humans services in Southeast Asian and other refugees. It is also ideal for majors interested in global issues and in Southeast/Asian cultures. 

Course Overview
Students will enroll in HHS 589C: Refugee Experiences, Protection and Wellbeing in Global Contexts for 6 credits. You must be in good academic standing to apply with a GPA of 2.0 for undergraduate and 3.0 for graduate students.  English language is spoken throughout so you don’t need to learn another language. You must have a valid passport for international travel. Visa not required for U.S. citizens. Others will need to apply early.

Activities Overview
The program will be held in Bangkok, Thailand. Visit cultural sites in the vibrant and colorful city of Bangkok: Grande Palace, Floating Market, Temple at Dawn. Walk around ancient Temples. Eat local cuisine. Visit Chinatown. Shop at local markets and bazaars.

Program Leader
Dr. Sharon D. Morrison
, Associate Professor, has been a member of the Department of Public Health Education at UNCG since 2001. She is also a research fellow with the Center for New North Carolinians. Dr. Morrison's Service Learning International Health and Immigrant and Refugee Health courses provide distinctive Service-Learning opportunities. In these courses, students align classroom theory with the practice of real world challenges. In the Summer of 2016, Dr. Morrison brought her students far into the field, travelling to Malaysia with students so that they could witness and learn first-hand the peril and trials of the hidden refugee community. She can be reached for questions at

UNCG reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond its control.

In general, the $400.00 program deposit is not refundable unless the student's application is rejected. If the student withdraws from a study abroad program after applying to the program but prior to the start date of the program, the student will be refunded the program cost, excluding the deposit and any portion of the program cost which is unrecoverable. Even if the student has not yet paid the full program balance, he or she is obligated to pay the Department for any unrecoverable expenses incurred on the student's behalf. If a student withdraws from a study abroad program after the program officially begins, no money will be refunded. If a program is canceled, the Department will refund any recoverable cost. Because full refunds are often not possible, students may wish to consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance. 

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This program is currently not accepting applications.