Zachery S., Thailand – Thammasat University (Sociology)

ACADEMICS  1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took 3 courses in a faculty (department) called S.P.D. which stands for Social Policy and Development as well as a Thai language course which was in the faculty of Thai Studies. These courses were similar topics to … More Zachery S., Thailand – Thammasat University (Sociology)

Ryann M., Thailand- Interdisciplinary Thai Studies, Thammasat University (Global Studies)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? During my time abroad everyone in my program took the same three classes: A condensed Thai Language course for the first week, then for the rest of the time Thai Buddhism and Thai Society and Culture.  In comparison to … More Ryann M., Thailand- Interdisciplinary Thai Studies, Thammasat University (Global Studies)

Simone L., Thailand, – Interdisciplinary Thai Studies (Global Studies)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took three courses while at Thammasat. For the first week of my program I learned the basics of Thai language. Over the next five weeks of my program, I learned about Thai Buddhism and Thai Society and Culture. … More Simone L., Thailand, – Interdisciplinary Thai Studies (Global Studies)

Eva A., Thailand – Thammasat University (Psychological and Brain Sciences)

My study abroad experience in Thailand was action-packed, filled with love and laughter, but most of all an adventure of a lifetime.  ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? While abroad, I wanted to fully immerse myself in Thai culture and way of life. Because of … More Eva A., Thailand – Thammasat University (Psychological and Brain Sciences)

Jonedel D., Thailand – Thammasat University (Sociology & English)

My experience in Thailand has exceeded my expectations and I fully believe that I have acquired important skill sets in both self-growth and working in a professional team. ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took two Thai Studies classes, Thai Cuisine and Intro … More Jonedel D., Thailand – Thammasat University (Sociology & English)

Asanti H., Thailand – Interdisciplinary Thai Studies, Thammasat Univ. (Music BA-Ethnomusicology)

I was looking for humidity, mosquitoes, and spicy food. Little did I know that I would find elephants instead. ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took a week of beginning Thai, and that was only slightly enough to get around. I then took … More Asanti H., Thailand – Interdisciplinary Thai Studies, Thammasat Univ. (Music BA-Ethnomusicology)

Samantha Yturralde, Thailand, Thammasat University (Global Studies)

  What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? I was afraid of the culture shock and not being able to properly adjust to living in Thailand. After a couple weeks of settling in, I became extremely comfortable in my surroundings and got to meet and see … More Samantha Yturralde, Thailand, Thammasat University (Global Studies)

Vannesa Gil, Thailand/ Thammasat University (Global Studies)

1. What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? I think it was the idea of traveling to an unfamiliar place so far away from my family and friends. I was afraid of possibly becoming too homesick and wanting to leave mid-study abroad program. However, I soon … More Vannesa Gil, Thailand/ Thammasat University (Global Studies)