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Thailand: Religion and Culture Studies
Bangkok, Thailand; Chiang Mai, Thailand (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Cost Summer
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Language of Instruction: English Program Options: Faculty-Led
Credits Earned: 3 Faculty Leader: Alex Snow, Alyssa Beall
Program Description:


Thailand: Religion and Culture Studies
BangkokThis WVU study abroad summer program will require students to travel to Thailand to participate in an exploration of religious and cultural diversity.   We will visit the cities of Bangkok and Chiang Mai, as well as the historical/archaeological sites of Ayutthaya, Kanchanburi, and Sukhothai.  This program is a cultural immersion which will provide students with the unique opportunity to study issues related to both ancient and modern Thailand.  Students will explore the history, religions, and cultures associated with traditional Thailand, as well as the contemporary practices and interactions taking place in Thailand among practitioners of Buddhism, HInduism, and other Thai religious traditions. 


City: Bangkok

Country: Thailand

Population: 6.355 million

Information: Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is a large city known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River feeds its network of canals, flowing past the Rattanakosin royal district, home to opulent Grand Palace and its sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple. Nearby is Wat Pho Temple with an enormous reclining Buddha and, on the opposite shore, Wat Arun Temple with its steep steps and Khmer-style spire.

Places of Interest:
Grand Palace
Wat Arun
Khaosan Road


RELG 493 - Religion and Culture in Thailand - 3 credits


Dr. Alex Snow
Dr. Alyssa Beall


Program Cost $4,900

WVU course credit
Round-trip Airfare
Programmatic Academic Excursions
Comprehensive Travel and Health Insurance

Billing for the summer 2017 programs will occur upon registration into the courses associated with the Study Abroad program in STAR. The payment deadlines for the program will be the same as WVU Summer Semester Tuition and Fees. Registration will occur in mid-April, students will receive correspondence from OGA with registration instructions upon acceptance into the program after the application deadline. All payments are due in full before trip departure. Payments can be made through STAR or by contacting the Office of Student Accounts at (304) 293-4006.


Visa Required for US Citizens? No

Useful Links:
How to Apply for a US Passport
Comprehensive Travel and Health Insurance

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