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painting school buildings. By being immersed in village life in such a remote location, “it helps students get a better understanding of Thai culture,” Ingle says, and “once you’re there, then it all becomes real.” Siri Wieringa, a senior majoring in social science and then planning to get her master’s in secondary education, experienced her own culture shock, adjusting to the rhythms of remote village life. “It was a contrast in cultures,” she says, and a major adjustment was the “very slow pace of life.” While the village school caters to both boys and girls, as in many cultures the majority of teachers are female. “Like every school system, they’re underfunded and overworked,” Ingle says. Following Westminster’s first trip three years ago, two teachers from the village came to Utah for six weeks, where they met local teachers, learned about American educational practices, and then returned home to conduct professional development workshops in the region. After their village stay, the students head to Mae Sot, near the Burmese border, where they spend a

day at the Mae Toe Clinic, which is commonly called Dr. Cynthia’s Clinic for its founder, Cynthia Maung, MD. It’s been providing free health care for refugees and migrant workers who have come from Burma to Thailand for more than two decades, and it now treats about 150,000 people each year. Another stop involves spending a week in the mountains working with the Karen minority, where the Thai government operates a boarding school for more than 200 first- through sixth-graders. The majority of students are girls, Ingle says, and the Karen tend to send boys to work in the fields or factories, where they can earn more money than the girls. The nursing and public health students do physical exams of the youngsters and the rest of the group works at the school, doing things like building a library and renovating the school kitchen. During her trip this spring, Wieringa’s group planted a garden for the youngsters to help improve their diet, which is sorely lacking in vegetables and fruit, played games with the children, and helped teach them English.

a schoolgirl is reading along with others during a school material donation event in Kampong Spue province, cambodia.

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International Educator - January/February 2012
Contents
From the Editors
Front Lines
In Brief
Voices: Rollins College President Lewis Duncan
Finding a Home in Higher Education
Promoting Peace Th Rough Partnerships
New York University Becomes a Global Network University
International Education Fairs
Education Abroad
A View From Out Here
In Focus
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Front Lines
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - In Brief
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