Korea Thailand Field Studies 2019: Business and Historical Culture

Korea, Republic Of, Asia Thailand, Asia Past Program Interdisciplinary

Duration of Program:

Itinerary
(Subject to change)

Mandatory Lectures and Pre-departure Orientation at Langara College:  May 13-17

Date of Departure:  May 18

Seoul - May 19-28 (10 days / 9 nights)

Stay in centralized area with convenient transportation to major sites in Seoul
Lecture series on business and culture at Yonsei, Korea and Seoul National Universities
Visit major Samsung corporation
Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace
Tae Kwon Do class at Yonsei University
Day tour and field trips
Free time in the evenings to visit popular districts (Gangnam, MyeongDong, Insadong, etc.)
Bangkok - May 28-Jun 6 (10 days / 9 nights)

Stay in accommodation located near university and 20 minutes from downtown by car
Lecture series on business and culture at Panyapiwat Institute of Management, owned by CP ALL Corporation
Visit ancient village in Ayutthaya
Overnight in Pattaya (1 night) and visit world famous Floating Market
Corporate visit includes 7-Eleven Distribution Centre, food processing centre, and rice farm
Cultural classes include Muay Thai martial arts, Thai cooking, and traditional Thai dancing
Business lectures include business, culture and language
Dinner Cruise on Chao Phraya River
Other day tour and field trips
Free time in evenings to visit other attractions (night markets, etc.)

Date of Return:  Jun 6 (option to deviate and continue on personal travel)

Overview
Fully Immerse in Korea and Thailand's Business and Historical Culture
May 13-17, 2019 Lectures (mandatory) and Pre-Departure Orientation at Langara

May 18-June 6, 2019 in South Korea and Thailand (19 days/18 nights)

Program Fee:  $2,250 (Fee is subject to fluctuation due to change in itinerary and/or exchange rate)

NOTE: Generous awards and scholarships are available to all qualified applicants.  Please contact Kenneth Wong or Financial Aid office for more information.

Equivalent to:

INTB 2000: Introduction to International Business
ASIA 3386: Asian Century: Modern Korea
AND ASIA 1130:  Introduction to Southeast Asia

Total: 9 University-Transfer Credits

Instructors Kenneth Wong and Avram Agov will lead you through a 19-day itinerary to South Korea (Seoul) and Thailand (Bangkok), packed full of experiential learning through visits to local businesses, as well as historical and cultural sites. 

By visiting various top ranking universities, including Yonsei, Seoul National, and Korea University in Seoul - collectively known as SKY; and Panyapiwat Institute of Management in Bangkok, we offer a glimpse of university life through lectures on campus.  Students will have ample free time to explore each city on their own.  Most weekends and evenings will be kept free for your personal adventure.

Seoul, the two-millennia-old South Korean economy with over 20 million people, is the symbol of one of the Asian Tigers. Visits of cultural areas like Insadong will familiarize students with culture, history and traditions, while Gangnam will give you a sense of the trendy eateries and popular Korean cosmetics retail industry. Trips to Seoul open markets, Suwon and Yongin, where Samsung Electronics plant and other businesses are located, will provide invaluable first-hand experience for South Korean business. 

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, the only Southeast Asian nation that was never colonized by the Europeans. Strategically located at the delta of the meandering Chao Phraya River, Bangkok sits on some of the most arable lands in the region. Hence, the vibrant rice industry that produces the world famous Thai jasmine rice. Surrounded by rich historical sites including the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Temple, Bangkok is the ideal city to observe the perfect blend of old and new.