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  • Locations: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term GPA Requirement: 2.50 Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2 semesters completed
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Prior Language Study Required: None
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Student Apartments Click here for a definition of this term Academic Areas Offered: Business (ACC, BEM & FIN), Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Global Trade & Commerce Studies, Internships, Journalism, Math Business, Math Economics, Mathematics, Psychology
Program Description:
Discover Bangkok from an intern's perspective.

The Wake Forest University Internship Program in Bangkok, in collaboration with The Intern Group, offers qualified WFU students an internship relevant to their field of study. Interns work full time Monday through Friday for eight weeks.

Internships are available in numerous fields, including but not limited to: Business, Entrepreneurship, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Banking & Financial Services, NGOs, Information Technology, Journalism, Fashion, Human Resources, English and some Sciences.

Program Dates: May 22 to July 17, 2021 
 
Overview The Wake Forest University Internship Program in Bangkok, in collaboration with The Intern Group, offers qualified WFU students an internship relevant to their field of study. Interns work full time Monday through Friday for eight weeks.

Internships are available in numerous fields, including but not limited to: Business, Entrepreneurship, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Banking & Financial Services, NGOs, Information Technology, Journalism, Fashion, Human Resources, English and some Sciences.

The strongest sectors are Environmental Sciences & Sustainability, Law, NGOs & Non-Profits, Finance, IT & Computer Science and Consulting. 

Placements are not available in the following fields: Medicine.

Students must complete an interview with the Intern Group for full acceptance into the program. Students will hear of their provisional acceptance into the program from WFU at the beginning of February and prompted to set up an interview with the Intern Group shortly after. 

Program Dates: May 22 to July 17, 2021
Location Home to some of the world’s most beloved temples, like Wat Arun, Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Trimitr to name a few, Thailand’s capital city is the perfect place to immerse yourself in culture. The city is saturated with colorful markets, crowded streets, mouth-watering food, and people from the world over who believe it to be one of the best cities on Earth.

Shopaholics need look no further. Whether you’re looking for hidden gems or high-street fashions, Bangkok has it all in its endless markets. Roam through Yaowarat’s bustling alleyways, Bangkok’s buzzing “Chinatown.” Spend your weekend at Chatuchak Weekend Market, with a mere 8,000 vendors and 200,000 fellow visitors, both locals and foreigners alike. If you’re not feeling energetic enough to brave some of the world’s busiest markets, head over to Siam or Sukhumvit and check out the mega-malls. Don’t forget to do your food shopping at one of the floating markets - the sounds, smells and sights have no comparison.

Explore the true heart and soul of Bangkok in the Old City, visiting spectacular sites like the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho. Once you’ve had your dose of history, fast-forward in time to Thonglor, Bangkok’s trendiest neighborhood, for some exquisite eats. Jump on the Skytrain to get where you need to be in no time at all or ride a tuk tuk, just like the locals. If you’re feeling far from home, look no further than Khaosan Road for company, the center of the backpacking universe.

Whether you’re a nature, history or city lover, Thailand has it all. Beautiful beaches, spectacular temples and world-famous cuisine, there truly is something for everybody. Whatever your interests are there is no better place for your international internship. Thailand is the perfect place to gain international experience in.
Program In most cases students will take BUS 350, which counts for 3 hours of pass/fail elective credit toward graduation. In some cases, students can receive credit from the academic department that corresponds with his or her internship. For example, if you were planning on getting an internship at an art gallery, you would go to the Art department for credit. Students must find a WFU faculty member in the credit-granting department to serve as his or her supervisor for the duration of the internship. The faculty supervisor is responsible for all academics related to the internship and will assign coursework to be completed during the internship. For BUS 350, the academic supervisor will be provided for you. Coursework could include reflective journals, essays, readings, and research papers.

Note: not all academic departments will grant credit for internships. Please meet with Mike Tyson or Sean McGlynn to discuss this process in more detail.
 
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Accommodation You will have your own private bedroom in a shared apartment with other program participants. Each private bedroom has its own lock and AC. Kitchen facilities will be provided; however, it is culturally common for people to eat out in Bangkok. You will find that it is more economical to eat street foods and at restaurants than cooking in Bangkok.
Excursions Ayutthaya And Bang Pa-In (Summer Palace) Day Tour- A day trip to Ayutthaya, the UNESCO World Heritage, and visit great temples and palaces of the Ayothaya period. In addition, you will visit Bang Pa-In, The Summer Palace. Learn the region's rich history through the words of an experienced, knowledgeable and local guide!

Historical Bangkok Food Tour- Become a Thai food expert in a few hours! Join us as we bring you to explore amazing tastes and sights of Bangrak, A.K.A. Village of Love, the century-old culinary neighborhood. This food tour combines delectable food tasting with off-the-beaten sightseeing. As the most popular culinary tour in Thailand, this tour is a delicious and fun way to explore Bangkok just like a local.

Traditional Thai Food Cooking Class- An immersive experience in traditional Thai cooking and Thai culture. We will start by visiting a typical local Bangkok market. There, you will discover the Thai local produce and learn how to pick the best ingredients. After choosing everything we need for the class, we will head to the cooking studio and turn the ingredients into delicious dishes. We will make 5 traditional Thai dishes in a warm atmosphere and after enjoying the meal, you will get the recipes to bring home with you.

Program fee also includes pick-up from the airport upon arrival and the first few days of transportation costs within the city.
Selection Good academic standing
Maturity 
Successful interview with the Intern Group
Costs The total cost of summer study abroad can be broken down into four categories: 
  • Program Fee - Usually covers room, in-country travel, international health insurance, excursions, some meals and other costs associated with the program.
  • Tuition – Students on WFU summer programs pay WFU summer school tuition per credit hour. The 2019 summer rate was $900/per credit hour. Expect a small increase for summer 2020.
  • Airfare – Varies per location. Students are responsible for their own airfare unless otherwise noted.
  • Personal Expenses – These will vary depending on the students' spending habits, cost of living in the destination country, and the number of meals included in the program fee.
Program Fee - $3,375
Tuition (3hrs) - $2,700
Airfare (estimated) - $1,500
Personal Expenses (estimated) - $1,500
Estimated total cost - $9,075
Scholarships Summer program scholarships are available through GPS. Information can be found here. 
Contact Michael Tyson
Assistant Director for Study Abroad
Center for Global Programs and Studies, 116 Reynolda Hall
Telephone: (336) 758 4072
E-mail: tysonmj@wfu.edu

Taylor Burdette
Study Abroad Advisor
Center for Global Programs and Studies
Phone: (336) 758 2523
E-mail: burdett@wfu.edu
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This program is currently not accepting applications.