If you are interested in the topics of criminal justice, comparative justice, human rights, child exploitation, and victim advocacy, you will likely find this experience enlightening. Additionally, those interested in law enforcement, other first responder capacities, or with at-risk populations, will especially benefit from this experience - as a major challenge in the United States is recognizing the signs of trafficking and identifying victims. This unique first-hand experience will provide you with cues to aid in the recognition of these types of crimes.
Students participating in this course will travel to Thailand after completing preliminary readings, online discussions, and a pre-departure orientation. Once in Thailand opportunities will be available for cultural exploration; however the main focus of the trip will be to volunteer at the Development and Education Programme for Daughters and Communities Centre in the Greater Mekong Subregion (DEPDC/GMS). This non-profit, non-governmental organization provides education, vocational and life skills trainings, and outreach and leadership development in the northern region of Thailand. Through the volunteer work students will gain an understanding of what trafficking looks like in Thailand. I expect this experience to be eye-opening, not only to see the committed work of the NGO but also the devastating consequences of various forms of trafficking in this country.
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