HoT Media

Can you imagine yourself having fun, making friends, helping others, meeting elephants, gaining insight, and who knows what else, while exploring a new and exciting place?

We can!

“This entire trip is like a movie.” — Ashley C.

Araceli’s Videos: Part 1; Part 2; Part 3

Student Video Testimonials: Chelsea; KayelaniTessa

Student Blogs: Kayelani; Serena

DB’s photos: 2016; 2015

Dr. Dan Brook, a sociology professor at San Jose State University, has been taking groups of students on service learning trips to Chiang Mai with his program Hands on Thailand for 3 years. “Chiang Mai is a truly amazing city that welcomes the new, while preserving the old, incorporating the West, while cherishing the East,” Dr. Brook said. “My students go with open minds and open hearts, hoping to serve the Thai people in some capacity, yet quickly realizing that they are the ones who gain the most.”
Source: “4 Reasons You Should Visit Chiang Mai” by Megan Malone

“So What Is Hands On Thailand?
It’s this incredible adventure facilitated by San Jose State University. It’s actually Sociology Course 180. But the amazing thing is that anyone can go! You don’t have to be a sociology major. It’s 4 Elective units of credit on a credit/no credit basis.”
Source: “Hands On Thailand Opportunity” by Rhiana Jones

Dan Brook’s publications:

Open Road to the Thai North: A New Journey Through Old Chiang Mai

21 Ways To Pay For Your Study Abroad Adventure

Chiang Mai, Thailand: J is for Vegetarian

GO!: Travel Quotes to Send You Off

Soooo much fun at Tha Pae Gate!

Soooo much fun at Tha Pae Gate!

HoT 2016 on our all-day trek in the Thai countryside

HoT 2016 on our all-day trek in the Thai countryside

Phra Nanta and students at Wat Jedlin in the Old City (2016)

Phra Nanta and students at Wat Jedlin in the Old City (2016)

HoT at TECC

HoT 2015 at Thai Elephant Conservation Center

HoT at the craft factories

HoT 2015 at a local craft factory

lunch in a Karen village

HoT 2015 enjoying a delicious veg lunch in a Karen Hill Tribe village

students with monks at Wat Mae RimHoT 2015 students with their novice monk students at Wat Mae Rim

students with elephants at Elephant Nature ParkHoT 2015 students with elephants

students in Chiang Mai

HoT 2015 in Chiang Mai

Students Having Fun at Zoe in Yellow

Having Fun at Zoe in Yellow (2015)

Check out student reviews and reflections of HoT

on the Student Reviews page.

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