Start your day with an introduction to the ancient art of Thai cooking and get familiar with the unique and delicious local ingredients. Put your skills into practice as you learn to make your favorite Thai dishes. Head to a local gym to experience Muay Thai, an ancient martial art that is an integral part of Thai culture. Get a good workout learning basic moves and combinations, and finish your day by shopping at the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar.
At the end of each program, students reflect on their experiences and the issues they engaged with, and talk about how to apply this new understanding to their own worlds. During or after their closing discussion, groups participate in Rustic Ties, a unique and powerful activity that allows students to capture the memories and learning moments of their program to process and share with their communities back home.