Students form new Thai culture group

The Dartmouth

October 20, 2011

By Erin Landau

The Tuk-Tuk Dartmouth Thai Association—a new student group awaiting official approval from the Council on Student Organizations—formed to unite students interested in Thai language and culture, serve as a resource for international students and raise money for individuals impacted by the extreme monsoons that have ravaged Thailand’s central provinces in recent months, according to Earth Chariyawattanarut ’14, one of the organization’s founding members...

...Tuk-Tuk also aims to serve as a resource for international students since there are several students every year who arrive at the College from Thailand, Loo said. Loo, who was the coordinator for the Office of Pluralism and Leadership’s International Student Programs for the past two years, said it has been challenging for OPAL to support international students in their attempt to find a “100 percent fit” in the Dartmouth community or within specific organizations at the College. The Thayer School of Engineering offers an exchange program with Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Three undergraduate engineering majors in their third year at the College trade places with three students in their final year at the Thai university for two consecutive terms.

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