Information on summer study abroad program in Thailand.
Participate this summer in a community-based international service learning program in multicultural Thai Buddhist, Muslim, and Sea-Gypsy [Moken] coastal communities and get UCLA academic credit. This program emphasizes project-based, collaborative, community engagement, and integrates social and natural science field research methods and techniques. You'll engage in sustainability fieldwork, intercultural activities, and community service. The academic portion of the program focuses on social, ecological, and environmental theories, fieldwork, analysis, and practice. For community service, we participate, collaboratively, with Thai villagers and organizations in developing sustainable community practices, restoring tsunami-damaged ecosystems, regenerating coastal biodiversity, and building resilience to climate change.
Directed by Michael Silverman, Lecturer, UCLA Institute of the Environment, and Jenny Jay, Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Environmental Engineering, and assisted by Christine Lee, Ph.D. candidate, researchers and members of UCLA's chapter of Engineers without Borders.
A Light Lunch will be provided.
Program website: http://www.ieo.ucla.edu/travelstudy/IOE-Thailand/overview.htm
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies