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Interdisciplinary Student Projects in Thailand
Tai Culture: International Review on Tai Studies (2002)
  • Peter H. Hansen
American undergraduate students have only limited opportunities to study Thailand or experience Tai culture. Courses in the US on Thailand or the Tai communities of Southeast Asia are usually limited to part of a course in anthropology or religion.  Similarly, educational experiences in Thailand are often limited to brief excursions with other American students or exchanges with universities in Thailand. In contrast, for more than ten years Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has sent students to Thailand to work on real-world projects for two months with government agencies, NGOs and universities. This note briefly describes WPI's program in Thailand, and a few of the projects completed by students in 2002.
  • Thailand,
  • Project-Based Learning,
  • engineering education,
  • international studies
Publication Date
June, 2002
Citation Information
Peter H. Hansen. "Interdisciplinary Student Projects in Thailand" Tai Culture: International Review on Tai Studies Vol. 7 Iss. 1 (2002) p. 176 - 177 ISSN: 1431-1240
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