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After an intense, yet brief, 12 day trip out of Udon Thani the students embraced the Ricefield’s Base Hotel with a smile. This followed an amazing experience in Mae Sariang at the Rustic Pathways children’s home, then a few days embedded in the second largest city in Thailand, Chiang Mai then concluded with an amazing […]

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As we approach our final two weeks, below are some reflections from our students and staff about the students’ recent travels to Laos and northern Thailand. Our global scholars spent the first part of this month in Laos and are spending the last part in northern Thailand. We are rapidly approaching our return (April 10th!) and it’s […]

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Our students are now in week six of their immersion experience in Thailand, putting us at our halfway point of our three months abroad. It’s amazing to see how much they have grown and how much they have accomplished in just the first six weeks. Last week was a work intensive week as the students […]

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It has been almost a full month since our global scholars from Oakland arrived in Thailand! This past week our students participated in homestays in an organic farming community and learned about the challenges and benefits of organic farming in rural Thailand. They also learned about small business ownership and art through a self-constructed artist […]

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Sawatdee! Thrival Academy: Oakland’s trailblazing global scholars arrived in Thailand on January 19th and are now just beginning their third full week of immersion and study abroad. After months of preparation – both academic and social-emotional – our students landed here in Thailand and dove headfirst into the experience, demonstrating from day one that their thoughtful, […]

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