Thailand Field Site (TFS)
We are honored that Thailand is the host country for one of the Institute's international field sites, because it is viewed by the surrounding countries of Southeast Asia as a model for future development. Thailand has international environmental programs that train people from Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, China, Indonesia, and Laos. Many of the environmental/energy related problems experienced in Thailand today are, or will be, experienced in other developing/industrializing countries. The Thailand Field Site itself is hosted by King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT).
As comfort with the Thai lifestyle and language proficiency increases, UNC students, along with their Thai student colleagues, often take trips to Hill Tribe villages, or go on mountain rafting and elephant treks. Some even visit Laos and Malaysia, or Thai rural communities that have not changed very much in the past century.
The program runs from early January to late July (spring semester). UNC students return to North Carolina in time to start the fall semester.
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The following courses will be offered:
Coursework for this field site would be suitable for students pursuing a concentration area in Energy, Environmental Infrastructure and Sustainability.
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For more information about the Thailand Field Site, please contact Greg Gangi at 919-962-9805 or firstname.lastname@example.org.