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All blog posts are by University of Michigan students who have participated in a CGIS program. The following blogs are students studying abroad in Thailand.
Anna reflects on her term in Thailand
We're about halfway through the program now, and I've been having an amazing time. Thailand is beautiful, and the people that I've interacted with are all incredibly kind and helpful. We've been taking "survival Thai" classes, which have made me feel much more comfortable walking around Khon Kaen without a native Thai speaker accompanying me. We've also learned quite a bit about Thai culture. We've visited several temples and even had the opportunity to participate in almsgiving, where at 6 am community members line up and donate food to passing monks. This activity allowed us to gain a deeper understanding of Buddhism, as well as see how this aspect of the religion plays into the lives of some Thai people.