Summer

Summer

SUMMER IN PHUKET

Meeting the needs of American students seeking new study abroad experiences in Asia, the Summer in Phuket Program offers a unique interdisciplinary curriculum with FHT, the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism, at The Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus.

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SUMMER COURSES – CREDITS AND CERTIFICATES

Summer students choose one course, either:

  • Intercultural Communication (3 credits); or
  • Eco-Tourism (3 credits)

Students earn two Certificates (15 hours each):

  • Thai Culture and Cuisine (Certificate).
  • Thai Language (Certificate).

SUMMER 2017 DATES

  • June 7 – July 10
  • Flexible program dates for small groups.
  • Please email us for more details.

PROGRAM COST

$2,930.00

SUMMER IN PHUKET PROGRAM – PRINTABLE BROCHURE

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • Based on the tropical resort island of Phuket, Thailand.
  • University-issued student visa letter and application support.
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum with the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism (FHT) at the Prince of Songkla University (PSU).
  • Applicable to general education, business, and specific disciplines in hospitality and tourism.
  • 3 transferable credits and 2 university-issued certificates.
  • Class sizes range from 5 to 10 students.

PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • Accommodation (2 students per room).
  • 5 week study program.
  • University tuition.
  • Program fees and books.
  • Airport pick-up.
  • Field trips and entrance fees to national parks.
  • Orientation and farewell parties.
  • Overnight cultural home-stay.
  • Thai buddy program.
  • Use of venue and facilities.
  • Ingredients and materials for Thai cooking classes.

HOUSING

  • Students stay on-campus at the Prince of Songkla University's "PSU Lodge".
  • Program fees are based on double occupancy.
  • Single occupancy is available at an additional charge of $200.00.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Combines academic material with field studies and cultural experiences.
  • Student groups are kept small enough for programs to be tailored to specific interests.
  • PSU Campus life affords opportunities to make friends with students, faculty, and the community.
  • Field trips to national parks and ecologically sensitive areas introduce students to community development and environmental management.
  • First-hand experience with Phuket's international hospitality and tourism industry, including 700 hotels.
  • University staff serve as a dynamic resource for academic research, including eco-tourism, surf tourism, and community-based tourism.
  • Personal field experience provides opportunity and basis for primary research and publication.
  • Field trips to local sites, including beaches, historical sites, hotels, aquariums, coral reef and mangrove areas.
  • Study tours to meet with local social and environmental organizations.
  • Opportunities for cultural homestay and community-based tourism projects.
  • Excursions to Thai National and Marine Parks, such as Sirinat and Khao Sok.
  • Outdoor adventures, such as surfing, snorkeling, and sea kayaking.
  • Field studies augment course content as extra-curricular activities.
  • June to September is Phuket’s surf season, offering the best and most consistent waves of the year.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Practical experience in Thai cultural arts, including language and cuisine.
  • Exposure to sustainable and community-based tourism in Thailand.
  • Knowledge of rural communities and urbanization in Thailand.
  • An understanding of environmental accountability and management in Thailand.