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Summer: Rutgers- Human Health and the Metropolis: Tensions and Transformations in Southeast Asia
Bangkok, Thailand (Outgoing Program)
Bangkok, a sprawling metropolis with a population of over 6 million people, is a city you experience with all senses. A rich cultural center, the city exhibits deep cultural influences of neighboring India, China, and Cambodia. While awash with opulent palaces, temples, and shrines, Bangkok is also a modern city with a vibrant spirit.
To view the program's 2016 syllabus, please click here. A preliminary syllabus for 2017 will be available before the start of the spring semester.
This three-credit global learning experience will introduce students to the challenges and implications of public health practices in Bangkok, one of Southeast Asia's largest growing metropolises, and to Thai cultural practices and how they affect public health and wellness. The course will consist of three main components:
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
A major objective of this program is to introduce students in an authentic and meaningful way to Thai culture - its beauty as well as its realities. To this end, the program will feature several mandatory excursions. Past excursions have included:
Accommodations and Meals
Students will be housed at the Cross-Cultural Solutions Home-Base, a safe, convenient location in a residential district of Bangkok. The Home-Base is owned by CCS and used exclusively to house its volunteers as well as for meeting spaces and recreational activities. Students will live in double or triple rooms with other CCS volunteers. Each room has remote air conditioning and its own connected bathroom, and shared kitchen and laundry facilities are available.
Meals are included in the cost of the program. Students will take most meals (2-3 per day) at the CCS Home-Base as a group. Most meals will reflect local cuisine, though dietary restrictions can be readily accommodated.
Program costs for 2017 will be updated by the end of the fall semester.
For more information about the Program Cost and additional Non-Billable Expenses for this program from 2016, please view the program budget sheet.
For more information about Finances, including information about financial aid and tuition remission, please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are encouraged to start researching scholarship opportunities as early as possible. There are many kinds of scholarships available, with different eligibility requirements and application criteria. To get a sense of what scholarships are available for your program, please download the Scholarships At-A-Glance worksheet, and visit our Scholarship Directory for a comprehensive list of study abroad scholarships.