The course aims to enrich students’ learning experience through interactions with the people of Thailand, their culture and food. Students will learn about the major crops of Thailand, processing of crops/food into ingredients and products, and the university studies and scientific research in Thailand in the area of food science, nutrition, and agronomy. Students will get opportunity to interact with Thai students and professors and industry entrepreneurs. We visit places like Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Khon Kaen. Apart from academic learning, we will stop for many historic and touristic spots, and good Thai food along our route. Class begins with 10 contact hours in the spring before travel discussing the course, learning objectives, the locations, preparation and wise words from experienced faculty, then continues with a two-weeks long travel to Thailand.
FSHN 496/596, 3 credits in Summer 2016
Dr. Jay-Lin Jane (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Buddhi Lamsal (email@example.com
Program fee: approximately $3,400.00 (includes RT airfare, lodging, in-country transportation, entrance fees, some meals and CISI required health and emergency insurance).
Out of pocket: some meals $50: a meal costs about $3-$5; spending money: depends on spending habits, about $100 per week abroad; vaccinations/immunizations (varies on what you need or prefer to get and your health insurance policy).
ISU Tuition and Fees:
Undergraduate students in CALS (and CHS, it seems) will receive a scholarship to cover 100% of their ISU summer tuition for 3 credits for this course. Non-CALS or CHS students will receive 75% of the tuition scholarship. Students will still need to pay ISU Fees for Summer 2016, totalling approximately $350. Graduate student costs will vary depending on assistanceship, tuition cost difference, etc.
If you are a first time traveler in CALS, contact Mr. Jodi Cornell firstname.lastname@example.org
to find out how you can have the cost of a passport reimbursed.
Travel schedule: (Tentative)
5/12/2016: Leave DSM
5/13/2016: Arrive Bangkok (~ midnight)
5/14 AM: Rest (catching up with jet lag ?)
PM: Grand Palace Visit, Wat Arun
5/15 AM: Floating Market
PM: Flower Market area, Khao Saan street area
5/16 Kasetsart Univ. Bangkhen Central Campus visit
AM: Lectures on:
History of Thailand
The Food Systems in Thailand
Food Science Department
Cassava Research Center
5/17-21: Khon Kaen and Chiang Mai visit: Universities and tourist attractions
5/22: come back to BKK; stay at AIT
5/23: AM: AIT visit/ tour
PM: Ichitan organic green tea (tea museum near Ayuthaya), Pathum Thani
5/24: AM: CP fruits and vegetable farm near Kanchanaburi (Research and Plant Development Station)
PM: Kanchanaburi River Kwai Bridge, cemetery, and gemstone shopping areas: sightseeing
5/25: AM: Visit Cho Heng Rice Vermicelli factory, Nakhon Pathum
PM: BKK downtown attractions
5/25: BKK downtown attractions (Baiyoke Tower); souvenir shopping
5/26: Return to Iowa