As part of our commitment to the development of Southeast Asian Studies, the Center for Asian Studies, in collaboration with the CU Boulder Education Abroad Office, runs a Southeast Asia Study Abroad Scholarship Program to help CU students explore Southeast Asia and develop valuable knowledge about this oft under-studied region of the world. Recently, Kaitlyn Greaney, a senior at CU Boulder and one of our scholarship recipients, kindly shared some of her experiences studying in Khon Kaen, Thailand.
My name is Kaitlyn Greaney, and I am a senior studying Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. For the past 4 months, I have been living in Khon Kaen, Thailand studying Community Public Health with CIEE. It truly has been the best 4 months of my life. Every other week, my classmates and I visit local communities to study their ways of life, and learn about the obstacles they face everyday. I have been able to foster relationships with people I never thought possible. During my time in Khon Kaen, I have also become proficient in the Thai language. Thailand is quite a different experience then going abroad to a western country, but obviously was the best decision of my life!
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