Sophia GED welcomed Prof. Hikari Ishido and 25 Japanese students from Chiba University to “Chiba University: Field Study on Thailand Society and Economy” conducted between 26 August – 5 September.
In this program, we have been to different areas of Thailand, especially Western areas such as Bangkok, Samutsakorn, Amphawa, and Huahin to learn various perspectives of Thailand’s society and economy.
Start by exploring Bangkok city freely with Thai friends from various universities. They had the opportunity to travel along and exchange the culture between Japan and Thailand, enjoy the local life experience at Bang Kra Jao which is known as ‘the green lung of Bangkok’, learn about the cross-cultural exchange and how to overcome stereotypes of culture by Thai professor from Mahidol University International College, and have a chance to do a workshop with Nico and … which is Japan global company.
Moving to Samutsakorn, We visited the Labour Protection Network (LPN) and the Daily Training Independent Children’s Center(DTIC) to understand Thai social issues focusing on migrant support in various ways.
Then, we visited the ‘Baan Rim Klong’ community which is a local community located in Amphawa, Samut Songkhram province. They had a chance to have the local community experience with the villagers such as making Pad-Thai, Green curry, traditional desserts called Khanom-Tom and Luk-Chup, basketry made from coconut leaves, etc. In addition, we visited the Amphawa floating market and the Maeklong railway market to learn about Thai tourism and local culture.
Lastly, we were more than happy to accompany the students to Huahin, Prachuabkirikhan province such as Huahin Beach, elephant camp, night market, etc. to see tourism economic areas, commercial areas, and urban development areas.
We believe that what students have learned throughout these 10 days will give students a better understanding of Thailand. Thank you for making valuable memories with us!