Webster Thailand ‘Thai Ways’ Amphawa Trip Teaches Thai Language, Culture and Tradition

Apr. 6, 2018

Webster University Thailand hosts a significant number of students hailing from 50 countries around the world. In fact, more than 80 percent of students at Webster Bangkok and Cha-Am campuses are from abroad.

To help bridge the inevitable cultural divide, Webster consistently encourages the showcasing of Thai language, culture and tradition wherever possible. To this end, Ajarn Kulavir from the ‘Thai Ways’ class, organized a weekend trip Amphawa District in Samut Songkhram Province during the Spring semester.

About the Trip

Webster Thailand students traveled to Amphawa, located outside Bangkok

Located just outside Bangkok, Amphawa is most famous for its historic floating market where people come to sell food, clothing and handicrafts. Interestingly, the greater Amphawa district is still dominated by quaint wooden houses and is primarily an agricultural society. For many students, this is a stark contrast to downtown Bangkok or Hua Hin and was therefore considered by some to be their first taste of ‘real Thailand’.

The trip featured a Thai cooking class, a visit to the floating market and Amphawa's famous sites, accommodation in a traditional stilted house and plenty of opportunities for students to learn about Thai culture and tradition.

Read the full story at Webster Thailand here.

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