Thammasat University is located in the heart of central Bangkok. World Endeavors students who come to Thammasat enroll in the Thai Studies Semester, an interdisciplinary program that offers courses on Thai culture, economic development, law, religion, literature, art, and the Thai language. All the courses are taught in English, so students become familiar with this fascinating and diverse culture while getting a jump-start on learning Thai. The Thammasat campus is always busy with social, cultural, and athletic activities, and since the campus is right in the city, students can use their free time to explore and put their language and cultural skills to use. Studying at Thammasat is an exciting opportunity to become familiar with the Thai culture and live in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.
The University of Waikato is one of New Zealand’s major public universities, with a comprehensive range of courses in many fields. It’s renowned for its diverse student body and the high quality of its academic offerings, including business, sciences, and Maori studies. Waikato has a higher percentage of Maori students than any other university in New Zealand, so it is an ideal place to learn about the original culture of these islands. The academic system is based on the British university tradition. All professors are active researchers in their fields, and students get a high degree of personal attention from their instructors. The welcoming local culture, beautiful natural setting, and highly international student body make this program a great opportunity to explore all New Zealand has to offer.
Those who choose South Africa as a destination for an international internship have something truly unique in store. The country’s culture is set apart from other African nations by its extreme European and Asian influences, and booming economy. As the economic epicenter of Africa, the nation of South Africa offers endless professional opportunities in fields such as Business and Finance. Parallel to this developing economy is an art scene all its own, providing ample professional experiences in fields such as film production and wine. Weekend opportunities provide the perfect opportunity to visit the nation’s breathtaking beaches, shelf-like mountains, and of course Kruger National Park – said to be the best site for a true African safari. Interns can expect to work side by side with local colleagues, receive direction from a manager or staff member, and behave just as one would in a real job. On weekends or after work hours, interns engage in a host of activities depending on each participant’s tastes. Interns share meals with new friends or host family members, take in cultural events, explore the city, or even take day or weekend trips outside of the area. World Endeavors provides a list of possible activities in the area and the World Endeavors local coordinator can also function as an ever present guide and ambassador to the area.