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Group Projects Abroad in Southeast Asia. Ruth Mabanglo , University of Hawaii Marmo Soemarmo , Ohio University Chhany Sak Humphry , University of Hawaii Thomas W. Gething, University of Washington Bac Hoai Tran, University of California, Berkeley.

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group projects abroad in southeast asia
Group Projects AbroadinSoutheast Asia

Ruth Mabanglo, University of Hawaii

MarmoSoemarmo, Ohio University

ChhanySakHumphry, University of Hawaii

Thomas W. Gething, University of Washington

BacHoai Tran, University of California, Berkeley

U.S. Department of Education Title VI 50th Anniversary Conference March 2009

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Group Projects AbroadinSoutheast Asia

The Advanced Study of Thai Program

Chiang Mai University

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thomas W. Gething

University of Washington

gething@u.washington.edu

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An intensive eight-week course for students with at least intermediate-level study of Thai language (or the equivalent) offered by the Consortium for Advanced Study of Thai in cooperation with the Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, from June 22 through August 14, 2009.

For information about the Advanced Study of Thai program, the program fee, and the availability of fellowships, go to http://jsis.washington.edu/seac/ast.shtml/ or contact:

Southeast Asia Center Phone: 206.543.9606

JSIS Box 353650 Fax: 206.685.0668

University of Washington E-mail: seac@u.washington.edu

Seattle, WA 98195-3560

Application deadline: Monday, February 2, 2009

The Advanced Study of Thai program is conducted with assistance from the U.S. Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program. The program is offered contingent on sufficient enrollment and receipt of funding. AST cooperates with the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute; applicants are advised to apply to both AST and SEASSI to ensure that they are considered by both admission committees.

Sponsoring Institutions: Arizona State, California (Berkeley), California (Los Angeles), Cornell, Hawai’i, Michigan, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Washington, Wisconsin, Yale

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Program began in 1986

  • Average number of participants: 10
  • Most recent annual grant amount: $77,000

U.S. Department of Education Title VI 50th Anniversary Conference March 2009

relations with the u s title vi centers
Relations with the U.S. Title VI Centers
  • Arizona State, California (Berkeley), California (Los Angeles), Cornell, Hawai’i, Michigan, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Washington, Wisconsin, Yale
  • Type of support

U.S. Department of Education Title VI 50th Anniversary Conference March 2009

u s based organizational matters
U.S.–based Organizational Matters
  • U.S. host university facilities and personnel
  • Grant processing
  • Transfer of money to students
  • Transfer of money to in-country host
  • Responsibility for annual reporting to USED and quadrennial grant application

U.S. Department of Education Title VI 50th Anniversary Conference March 2009

relations with the in country host site
Relations with the in-country host site
  • Type of in-country host: comprehensive research university
  • Selection of instructors by in-country host university
  • Annual cost and change in cost in recent years: $40k and +/- 10%
  • Exchange rates
  • Social events and home stay: Reception, cultural night, closing ceremony
  • Field trips

U.S. Department of Education Title VI 50th Anniversary Conference March 2009

recruitment of students and related matters
Recruitment of students and related matters
  • Advertising
  • Application procedures
  • Screening of applicants
  • Visa arrangements
  • Travel Booking
  • Student Fees
  • Student Stipends

U.S. Department of Education Title VI 50th Anniversary Conference March 2009

experience of heritage vs non heritage students
Experience of heritage vs. non-heritage students
  • Linguistic issues
  • Cultural issues
  • Challenges in host country

U.S. Department of Education Title VI 50th Anniversary Conference March 2009

materials
Materials
  • Text, audio, film materials
  • Role of host-site in materials preparation and selection

U.S. Department of Education Title VI 50th Anniversary Conference March 2009

testing
Testing
  • Placement testing
  • Achievement testing

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Follow-up presentation by students after return to the U.S.

  • Alumni tracking
  • Website data-information hosting

U.S. Department of Education Title VI 50th Anniversary Conference March 2009

future challenges
Future / Challenges
  • Federal role
  • Continuity of U.S. host institution / director
  • Revision of materials
  • Costs
  • Number of participants

U.S. Department of Education Title VI 50th Anniversary Conference March 2009