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Participants in the program will complete practical data collection exercises and learn through field visits, guest speakers and involvement with local public health personnel and Thai government officials. This will include visits to international organi
Location:
Bangkok, Thailand
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
This course will examine migration, including forced migration, in Thailand and the broader Southeast Asian region. Based on data provided by UNHCR, Thailand is hosting 84,900 registered refugees as well as an estimated 62,000 unregistered asylum-seekers from Myanmar in nine camps along the Thai-Myanmar border. In total, two million unregistered migrants are estimated to be living in Thailand, many of them in Bangkok, and 500,000 people, often the children of immigrants, are regarded as without a nationality, or stateless. After an introduction to migration in South-East Asia, students will be introduced to the Sphere Project. They will apply the studied approaches to a group project examining the needs of refugees and migrants, and strategies to address them. Visits to international organizations (including UNHCR and/or IOM) and local and international NGOs involved in supporting migrant populations in Thailand and the international context will supplement the coursework. Dates: June 2, 2014 to June 13, 2014

Participants in the program will complete practical data collection exercises and learn through field visits, guest speakers and involvement with local public health personnel and Thai government officials. This will include visits to international organizations and local and international NGOs working on development in Thailand.

The Payson Center for International Development offers intensive, two (2) to three (3) week long programs with one (1) to two (2) courses per location. Courses are open to Tulane and non-Tulane graduate level-students. All courses earn three (3) credits.
Cost:
$4,100 for one course or $7,500 for two which includes mandatory housing. (Note: Price does not include airfare).

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