PSU 2020 Thai Cultural Camp
Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Hat Yai Campus
July 26 – August 8, 2020
Program in Brief
The PSU Thai Cultural Camp has been specially designed to allow international university students and staff to learn more about Thailand, its culture, language, and traditions. Expert lecturers deliver knowledgeable & enjoyable language and cultural classes; Thai staff and students take participants to amazing field trips, visits to museums and historical areas, as well as excursions to renowned tourist places around southern Thailand.
Prince of Songkla University Hat Yai Campus, and famous tourist attractions in southern Thailand Hat Yai Campus, the main campus of PSU, is located in the multicultural city of Hat Yai in Songkhla province. Hat Yai Campus, with its attractive landscape, provides a serene setting ideal for education and learning and is the centre of various disciplines, including Health Sciences, Science and Technology, Engineering, Management Sciences, Liberal Arts, Economics, Law, Natural Resources, Environment Management, and Agro-Industry. Camp’s activities and classes are arranged on campus (except for trips and excursions), providing access to campus-wide Wi-Fi internet, many delicious students’ cafeteria, and a modern Sport Complex, inclusive of an Olympic-size swimming pool.
The city of Hat Yai, the hub of trade and economy of the South, is easily reachable being just one hour flying from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore, about 60 km from the
Malaysian border, and 30 km from the beautiful tropical long beaches of Songkhla. It is a modern city, with a vibrant mix of Thai, Chinese, and Malay influences, making Hat Yai a
thrill to visit with many cultural and modern entertainment attractions.
Various topics on Thai language, traditional medicine, Thai cooking, Thai dancing, Thai boxing, and Thai way of life are covered by the program.
Experience, Explore, Enjoy
Participants will be able to experience a broad variety of activities introduced and guided by expert instructors. For example, during the Thai Cooking session participants will cook and taste several Thai dishes, like the authentic and traditional Thai style “Tom Yam Kung.” Also, during the Thai Traditional Medicine class, Thai Herbs and Spa are introduced and participants will learn how to do by themselves herbal medicines. They will take this knowledge back home, to apply it for the benefit of their family and friends.
Participants have the opportunity to travel to and get first-hand information on historical places and renowned tourist attractions in Southern Thailand, such as:
– Krabi: mangrove planting activity; trip to white sand islands & snorkelling; activities on beautiful beaches
– Phatthalung: Handicraft Learning Center Varni Krajood to learn about local products and see the way of life of Thai people- Songkhla: Samila beach (Mermaid statue), old town, Folklore museum, Floating Market, etc.
Participants will be accommodated in the Crystal Hotel, a modern and comfortable housing, strategically located near Central Festival Supercenter in Hat Yai. Laundry services,
restaurants, and mini-marts are available nearby. International participants will be nicely guided and accompanied by lovely Thai students during all activities, trips and free time.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a minimum of English proficiency.
Participant’s passport must be available for a minimum six (6) months from the departure date from Thailand (after the end date of the camp).
Early bird rate: US$ 780 (payment done by 17 April 2020)
Normal rate: US$ 850 (paid from 18 April to 15 May 2020)
*All Bank Transfer Fees must be covered by participants
– Includes tuition, accommodation, airport pick-up and drop-off service at Hat Yai International Airport, local transportation to field trips and excursions as mentioned in the program, museums tickets, speed-boat fee for a one-day trip in Krabi, as well as breakfasts and lunches.
– Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses from home city to Hat Yai International Airport, international health & accident insurance for the duration of the camp, eventual visa costs, dinners, and other personal expenses.
Students need to apply for participation in the Thai Cultural Camp by sending an email with scanned copy of passport on firstname.lastname@example.org.
A maximum of 10 participants from the University of Novi Sad will be accepted to participate in the camp.
Deadline for the application: 15 March 2020.