AISEF PROGRAM, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

AYFN Program 2014

AISEF CHIANG MAI

1 – 5 December 2014

It’s your passport to see the world.

See and experience the beauty and amazing of Thai culture in first-hand.  Learn Thai language and tradition, Northern Lanna dance and make friendship network through cultural and friendship activities.

 

Immerse yourself in Chiang Mai, AISEF

The program enables participants to amazingly learn about Thai culture and friendship among youth. The program is designed to give participants a glimpse into life in Thailand, enjoy the cultural city of Chiang Mai and friendship experiences. This program invites all youth to join. AISEF will take place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 1 – 5 December 2014. Enjoy the beauty of temple city of Chiang Mai, hospitality of Thai people, the magnificent of Thai Culture, and Fantastic of Thai Dishes.

 

About AISEF Program

AISEF program will take place on 1 – 5 December 2014 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, supported by Language Institute Chiang  Mai University. The program will cover several activities as follow.

  1. Learning Thai language
  2. Learning Thai culture
  3. Learning Lanna dance (Northern Thai dance)
  4. Thai food  and Tasting Traditional Northern Thai Cuisines (kantoke dinner)
  5. Fieldtrip around Chiang Mai

Experiences will you get by joining AISEF

 

AISEF offers you some activities which will amaze and give you unforgettable moments. You’ll learn Thai language in order to make you can communicate with local people. As we know, most of Thai people can’t speak English, it’s time for you to immerse and practice Thai language.

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We also offer you to learn and practice Thai traditional dance, namely Lanna dance.  In line with practice beautiful dance of Thai, you’ll have time to watch the real Lanna Dance performance. You will also taste the fabulous northern Thai cuisine, Kanthoke dinner with your Thai friends. Wanna more? Yeah, you’ll have special occasion to taste Thai street food. It will be great experience for you to know more about the Thai food which is very famous.

Then you will have leisure time to visit Doi Suthep temple on Hill. It’s magnificent Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai. Not only cultural tour, but also you will be given a chance to visit elephant camp and bamboo rafting there. It’s one of our agenda to show our love to the environment.

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Testimony from AISEF’s alumnae program

“Sawadee-krap, my name is Iryanda Mardanuz, usually called Yanda. Basically, i do love travel, but my type of travel is kinda little bit different, i like to do travelling with more than just sightseeing, but to know deeper. What is it mean by deeper? There are actually many things you can possibly do when you are in another countries, for example you can learn the cultures, language, habits, but what i like the most is to enter and break the gap between me as a foreigners and them, as native. And my 7 days in Chiang Mai, on and off the program, is really a good experience that you should experience it too.

AYFN, with the program called AISEF, directly attracted me. Why? Because the program is too good to be ignore!! You will get an unforgettable experience of 7-magnificent-day program in Chiang Mai, Thailand. There, you will get a chance to learn many things about Thai culture, how to cook a real Thai Food taught by a real Thai Chef, learning the original Northern Thai Dance called ‘Lanna Dance’, experiencing Chiang Mai Tourism and its traditional Northern Thai Cuisine, learning Thai Language, and many more. But what actually surprised me is that we will attend the glorious, famous, Thai Songkran Festival, witness and experiencing it first hand, and to be honest, you should attend it as well, it was one of the best moment in my life.

That’s not all, which makes me more comfortable when attending AISEF Program is the organizing committee, the local Thai organizer, and of course, the Thai Buddies. What is Thai Buddies? From the first day you will be introduced with a real Thai native, actually they are student too and we will do many activity together with them until the last day. Not just very helping to guide us there, they also very kind and generous to explain many things relating to language and culture barrier there and makes me just so hard to leave Chiang Mai. Well, there are still a lot of things i could tell, but i think the most effective way is by saying this simple statement, experience it yourself.. You will not regret it, trust me!”

Iryanda Mardanuz, Student at Parahyangan Catholic University, AISEF Batch April 2013

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AISEF is a Tremendous Experience 

Hi my name is Reza and i was an AISEF participant in April 2013. Its great to recognize that AISEF was a golden gate for my international experience. After failed in two exchange opportunities in Japan and Singapore, AISEF was a candlelight in a dark place. Well actually to register this program was a very coincidence. My high school friend told me about this and i apllied it directly, yes i do. After waiting for almost a week, the official announcement was out and thank god i found my name on the list. During the administration process i thought AYFN did a very good job as an organizer. When i asked for some letter due to fund requirement from my university, they did cooperatively because it was an important thing for my departure. Not only for an administration process, but also for the program and hospitality in Thailand. When we (Indonesian delegation) arrived in Chiang Mai International Airport we was welcomed by local students and immediately felt the international atmosphere out there. ASIEF itself contain for some program like language class, culture, cooking class, tourism and it all mostly about Thailand which i never know before, so interesting. After sit for some hours in the class, we also visit the Elephant Camp as we know that Thailand is a famous country by this kind of animal. We riding elephant, bamboo rafting, and yeah, we had fun in there. One that i never forget is Songkran festival. Because this program is a special edition (organizer said) we also had an opportunity to celebrate Thai new year festival which we called as Songkran festival. Everyone will take to the street and bring their water gun or a bucket of water to splash other person and no one should get angry over this. It was an unique yet fun festival i thought. One of AYFN objective is to make a friendship across nation and yes we did a friendship with Thai student until now. They are very welcomed to us and so do Indonesian. Thank you AYFN for making one of my dream came true.”

 

Muhammad Reza Hermanto

Student of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Program fee

To take part at AISEF, you are required to pay program fee in amount of USD 250 ,

for returnee (alumni of AYFN program) : USD 220

 

What’s included?

Hotel/guesthouse 5D/4N (twin/triple share), Airport pick up (Chiang Mai Airport), Meal during program based on schedule, Thai language class, Thai dance, Kantoke dinner, Lanna dance class, Doi Suthep visit, Maetaman elephant visit, Welcoming Lunch, Certificates, AYFN souvenir, support.

 

What’s excluded?

Passport fee, flight expenses  to and from Chiang Mai, personal insurance, personal expenses, airport transfer, meal excluded in schedule, minibar in hotel, laundry, telephone.

 

Location of Program

All programs will be held at Chiang Mai, Thailand. It’s easy to reach Chiang Mai from your home country. Chiang Mai has international airport which connected to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong. There are many airlines that operate route to Chiang Mai.

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Transportation during program

All participants will be immersed with local transport in Chiang Mai. To reach from one place to other places, you will use red car “Song Teaw”. Therefore, you will feel like Thai people, try the transportation system of Chiang Mai City.

 

Accommodation

In AISEF program, you will stay at Guesthouse/apartment nearby Chiang Mai University. In one room, will be occupied by 2 -3 people (twin or triple share).

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How to join AISEF program

Are you interested to join our program? Apply now!!! Chiang Mai is waiting for you!!!

Requirements:

  1. Youth  (15 – 25 years old) and all nationalities
  2. Good health (physically and mentally)
  3. Good communication skill and knowledge
  4. Able to work independently as well as work in team
  5. Able to pay the program fee
  6. Able to commit to a full time program

 

Application procedure

  1. Download AISEF 2014_Application_Form and indemnity form_AISEF, fill it completely and send back into ayfn.hq@gmail.com with the subject AISEF _YOUR NAME.
  2. The committee will confirm you whether you are accepted or not after reviewing your application.
  3. Deadline is 5 November 2014.

 

Tentative schedule of AISEF Program

DAY AND DATE

TIME

ACTIVITY

VENUE

Monday1 December 2014 8.00 – 16.00 Arrival of participants in Chiang Mai, ThailandTransfer to accommodation Chiang Mai Int’l Airport
18.00 – 20.00 Meet and greetOrientationWelcome dinner : Kanthoke Dinner
Tuesday2 December 2014 7.30 – 8.30 Breakfast Accommodation
9.00 – 9.15 Opening programWelcome by LI CMU Representative LI CMU
9.15 – 10.00 Campus tour
10.00 – 12.00 Introduction to Thai language and culture LI CMU
12.15 – 13.30 Lunch TBA
13.30 – 15.00 Seminar on ASEAN
15.00 – 17.00 Lanna dance
Wednesday3 December 2014 7.30 – 8.30 Breakfast Guesthouse
9.00 – 15.00 Maetaeman Elephant Camp Visit – participants will travel approximately 1 hour outside the city and have the opportunity to observe an elephant show and ride both ox carts and elephants. Lunch to be taken – afternoon slow bamboo rafting. Metaman elephant camp
15.00 – Leisure time
Thursday3 December 2014 9.00 – 12.00 Thai Language and Culture
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch CMU
13.00 – 17.00 Cultural tour to Doi Suthep and phuphing palace
18.00 – 20.00 Certificate presentation and farewell
Friday4 December 2014 8.00 – 9.00 Breakfast Guesthouse
10.00 – 12.00 Check out and go back home

 

 

If you need further information, you could communicate with:

 

Ms . Farah Isnaeni

Mobile             : +6283869961000 (text, Whatapps)

 

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