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From: email@example.com (Lee Hopper (Portland,OR)) Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1993 14:38:03 GMT Lonely Planet Thailand Travel/Survival Kit 10/92: "Chulalongkorn U. in Bangkok, the most prestigious university in Thailand, offers an intensive Thai studies course called 'Perspectives on Thailand'. The four-week program includes classes in Thai language, culture, history, politics and economics. Classes meet six hours a day, six days a week and are offered twice a year: January and July. Sutdents who have taken the course say they have found the quality of instructioin excellend. Tuition is US $1000..." Have any readers tried this? Any advice on learning Thai in Thailand? Thanks! From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Samart Srijumnong) Date: 2 Mar 1994 05:54:10 GMT [Chiangmai University] has at least two collaborated programs with the US institutions: one is U of Wisconsin via College Year in Thailand Program (CYIT), and, the St.Olaf College, Minnesota. The first one recruits students from any college in the US. The students will stay one year in Chiangmai studying Thai language, history, culture and people. They get some academic credits from that. The latter program takes only on semester. It is designed specially for the St.Olaf College students. In both program, [Chiangmai] faculty members have help them learn Thai via their facilities at the Humanities Faculty there. I don't have any independent source of evaluation to rate them. Faculty of Education, Division of Teaching Thai, had(s?) provided cooperation to a Korean university (....some kind of U of Foreign Affairs) whose Thai-studies students come to stay in Chiangmai for a semester and learn solely Thai language. As far as other provincial universities are concerned, my adviser was in the Thai language program at Kon Kaen University. I don't know much about it. My advisor said it was good. As for Chiangmai, would you want to contact a friend of mine, Khun Steve? He is Ajaan Sompong Witayasakpan, of Thai Department there at [Chiangmai U]. I have heard he helps carry out Thai language programs there. He was also at the East-West Center of U of Hawaii for some time. His email adress is: email@example.com . In contacting with him tell him also that it's my suggestion. I believe he should provide you the needed information.