Thailand offers many opportunities to experience a very different approach to life than that found in the United States. Thai Buddhism emphasizes coming to accept the impermanence of all things as a way of detaching oneself from suffering. This culture also generates its own unique approaches to development issues. Students will work closely with Thai experts as they seek to identify and resolve local problems. Internship work will depend on the student’s major and area of expertise. Opportunities range from working in orphanages and women’s rescue shelters, serving as legal aids to provincial judges, assisting irrigation and water resource projects, and English teaching in local schools. Students also have the opportunity to work with NGOs that focus on small-scale economic development as well as disease prevention & nutrition. Students will also participate in cultural excursions and weekly trips throughout the country.