We seek health professionals, and students of medicine (to include
dental and pharmacology) who desire to make a difference through
service while broadening their horizons.
- of all specialties are encouraged to
participate. If you don't have 2 years for the Peace Corps or 6
months for Doctors without Borders then come join us in a tailored
2-3 week mission of service.
Medical students - take a break from classroom studies and get
credit for your rotation by serving in an international health
environment. Thai doctors that you work with will provide
evaluations of student clinical performance as required.
Pre med students - shadow a Thai doctor or Thai medical staff.
Observe and experience all facets of Thai International health care.
Observe Doctor Vichen as he delivers a baby or conducts an
to check the status of the baby. Watch Doctor Pichai as he repairs
a broken leg, caused by a motorcycle accident. Sit with Doctor Lek,
as she conducts "sick call" and observe and be mentored in how to
conduct medical histories. Travel to a local clinic or home as
hospital doctors make their rounds of service treating and serving
(TSC Healthcare team members spend three days at a hospital or
clinic and two days teaching English at a local school. All team
members help Doctors, nurses and staff with their English
conversation, vocabulary, listening and, speaking skills).
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BUDDHIST CULTURAL TRADITIONS
Our Buddhist Cultural Traditions project seeks to enlighten you
about Buddhism and its effect on the Thai people. It will provide
a path to understanding the Buddhist philosophy, ethics and
practice. By placing you with a Thai host you have the opportunity
to see, first hand, the impact of the Buddhist religion on the
family. Secondly, by teaching at a local
school you observe the
role of Buddhism in the schools. Lastly, by spending time at a
local Wat you have the opportunity to teach English to novice
monks. During your time at the Wat ample opportunity will be
available for you to have discussions with the Abbot and monks
about Buddhism. Additionally, you can discuss meditation with the
monks and be mentored in the process of learning how to meditate.
Abbots Supachai and Bart, just a few of the monks, are fluent in
English and are pleased to teach you or to engage you in a
dialogue about religion or just about any subject.
(TSC Buddhist Cultural Traditions team members spend three days at
a local Wat (temple) and two days at a local school)
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Buddhist Cultural Traditions
If you can reach or change the thinking of just one student-then
you have excelled. TSC team members may teach at primary schools,
secondary schools, orphanages, schools for the hearing impaired,
vocational schools, and colleges.
Help us help empower students and teachers with knowledge of
HIV/AIDS through classroom education or lecture. We ask our
participants, to give HIV/AIDS presentations to classes at
schools, English camps, scout outings, evening get together's or
weekend gatherings. We provide you with lesson plans for the
presentation. The remainder of the time our participants teach
English, in a Thai classroom, along side a Thai teacher at a local
school, orphanage or college. TSC team members lead classes in
conversational English. We emphasize vocabulary, pronunciation,
comprehension, grammar, speaking, reading, and listening. We
augment this by adding the fun of games and songs to our teaching.
Usually, you will teach in the classroom with your host or counter
part. They will help you prepare for the task of teaching and
assist in translation, if necessary. In addition to the HIV/AIDS
and English teaching we ask you to teach other subjects of which
you may be knowledgeable. Team TSC members may teach other subjects
such as computers, geography, environment, or math.
(TSC Education team members spend the five week days at the
assigned school project)
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team members participate in a nine week program, or
longer. Internships are offered each month beginning
with any published program start date.
Internships are designed for students who are
interested in receiving a deeper and more broadening
learning experience in Healthcare, Buddhism, HIV/AIDs
and Education. Participation in an Internship will
strengthen your cross-cultural communications
skills, while you will learn directly (one-on-one) in a professional setting. TSC will work
with you to ensure that your individual goals are met
and that through your contribution the needs of the
community will be helped.
If you desire to
receive academic credit for your internship, we
recommend you discuss with your academic advisor your
plans to do an internship. Once you have discussed the
issue and scope of your project and receive approval
provide that information to TSC. We will then work
with you to assign a Thai faculty sponsor in the
appropriate field who will provide on site guidance,
mentoring and reporting/evaluation as required. You
can then provide this information to your academic
advisor for final approval. Once everything is set
with your academic advisor you will need to provide
TSC with information concerning the type of report
required or any specific evaluation forms.
projects are located in Kanchanaburi,
Thailand's third largest province. It covers an area of
19,486 square kilometers, most of which is forested
mountains. The town is located at the meeting point of the Kwai Noi and Kwai Yai Rivers surrounded by fertile farm