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Title: Thailand 20082009


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Thailand 2008-2009
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Winter Break
December 27, 2008January 10, 2009
Agriculture Natural Resources of Thailand
EARN 3 CREDITS
COURSE CREDITS AG 3080 qualifies for General
Education International dimension (I)
designation. (This course maybe used also as
one of your related or elective courses. But
check with your adviser first.) AGEC 4990
qualifies for graduate credit
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COURSE DESCRIPTION
  • This credit course with international (I)
    designation will explore the agriculture, natural
    resources, history, and culture of Thailand.
  • The students will gain insight on how Thailand
    has become one of the worlds major food
    producers, and looks set to keep its place into
    the next millennium.
  • Opportunities will be provided for students to
    experience first-hand the climate where plant and
    animal life are the most diverse in South East
    Asia and therefore able to grow tropical,
    sub-tropical, and temperate lowland and lowland
    crops for domestic consumption and export.
  • Since Thailand is the only Southeast Asian
    country never to have been taken over by a
    European power, students will be exposed to the
    rich cultural, historical and religious
    background of the country.
  • Students will be able to learn and compare Thai
    and U.S. system of agricultural production and
    gain knowledge on how Thai agriculture
    contributes to the total Southeast Asia and world
    agriculture.
  • Additionally, the students will be culturally and
    internationally enriched by experiencing a blend
    of culture, language, history, art, and religion.

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  • Objectives
  • Study agricultural and natural
  • resources of Thailand.
  • Learn history, culture and religion
  • of Thailand.
  • Experience international
  • awareness while getting around
  • Thailand by observing
  • - human interactions
  • - countryside sceneries
  • - and ways foods are
  • prepared.

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Costs
  • Estimated Costs
  • Program fee 1,200
  • Air Fare 800 1600 (estimate)
  • Tuition fee 175/credit hour for resident
    non-resident students

Includes lodging, local transportation, some
meals entrance fees (Cost of souvenirs,
personal trips, etc. not included.)
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2005-2006 Itinerary Course Sample
Thailand
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New Years Eve
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Celebrating a Thai New Year tradition. The
lighting of lanterns and sending them into the
night sky is symbolic of letting go of past
regrets and starting the first day of the year
with a clean heart.
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Host Family Day
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Host Family Day
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Long-necked Village
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Maejo University
Fisheries Aquatic natural resources museum
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Maejo Radio Station
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Longan Research
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Rice Planting, Threshing and Milling Gadgets,
Bamboo Irrigation System
Rice threshing milling tools
Rice planting
Bamboo irrigation system
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Water buffalo
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Orchid Garden
Demonstration on the complex process of
propagating the orchids
Butterfly garden
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Leah Dillsavers pictures of exotic plants
flower of Thailand
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Handicrafts
Lacquareware egg decorating
Lacquareware gold leaf decorating
Umbrella making factory
Celadon porcelain
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Elephant
painting
Playing soccer
playing soccer
giving rides
putting hat on Kyle Ensley
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Chiang Mai University Research Station Wood
vinegar processing for organic pesticides
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Grand Palace
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Open Market
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Food Presentations
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Ferry ride to Surat Thani from Koh Samui
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Surat Thani Crab processing plants
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Surat Thani Boat ride to mangrove forest
fishing farm
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Surat Thani Fishing farm
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Mangrove forest
Lecture on how mangrove tree grows on water
  • Seed (looks
  • like a stem)
  • Top of
  • seed detaches
  • About 5
  • inches of seed stays underwater a new
    tree will grow.

3. Falls on water
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Surat Thani Shrimp Farm
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Chulalongkorn University
With Dr. Kriengkrai Boonolert-U-Thai (OSU alumnus
2005)
Gerry Auel visiting with exchange students
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Enjoying New OSU Friends
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Sign-up by September 30, 2008
  • A refundable 100 deposit is due at sign-up,
    the balance of the local expenses will be
    due October 15 (550) November 15 (550)

Contact Dr.Adele Tongco, Coordinator, 155 or
139 Ag Hall. adel.tongco_at_okstate.
edu INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS IN AGRICULTURE
Tel 405-744-5398 or 744-6580
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Agriculture Natural Resources of Thailand
Web links for more information
http//internationalagprograms.dasnr.okstate.edu/s
tudyabroad/Thailand/Thailand_Study_Abroad_Course.h
tm Flyer (Brief course description of
objectives, enrollment credits, cost and
contacts) Course Overview Power Point
Presentation 2007-08 Itinerary Student
Testimonials 2005-06 Power Point Presentation
of Students
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