Video: Norwich students build
stronger bonds with Thai village © May 6, 2011, Norwich University Office of Communications

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For the second year, NU Visions, a service-learning and travel program run by Norwich University’s Center for Civic Engagement, sent a group of students and faculty to Pha Chan, a rural village in Thailand.

Students made the journey to work on several educational projects, including English instruction and the long-term goal of designing a learning center and library. But they also had the opportunity to experience Thai culture from a much broader perspective than most tourists.

This video was made by Moriah Gavrish, a 2007 graduate of Norwich’s Master of Architecture program, who accompanied the group and was active in other NU Visions trips during her time at Norwich.

Working with Sweet Mango Tours of Montpelier, Vt., Norwich plans to send another group of students to Pha Chan during the 2011/12 winter vacation.

The video features highlights from the experience.