Thai Language and Culture began in 2012 and is offered in August for two weeks for students from Fukuoka Women’s University who are preparing to study abroad. An average of 10 participants take intensive Thai language classes on weekday mornings. The afternoons are reserved for cultural exchange classes and activities.
The cultural exchange component includes an introduction to Thai culture, its traditions and customs. Participants also have an opportunity to learn traditional Thai dance as well as Thai cooking and engage in field trips to Bangkok’s celebrated tourist attractions, the Amphawa Floating Market, Hua Hin and Ayutthaya.
Plans are currently underway to extend the program to two weeks and offer English at its onset so that participants can more readily adjust to MUIC’s English-speaking environment.