GSE '20 Xiong Her

GRIP: Intern in Thailand

Programs Abroad:

  • Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP): UNESCO Bangkok Intern in Thailand

Ask me about...

  • Being abroad for the time and adjusting to new places, cultures, and customs (cultural immersion)

  • Learning new languages and ways to make the most out of your limited time abroad

  • Safe and convenient ways to travel abroad

My Experience Abroad:

An international educational development scholar, I studied and engaged in conversations about different international conventions and initiatives that advocate for access to equity education. So, this summer I interned with UNESCO Bangkok's Non-Formal Education and Literacy Team, which allowed me to work on various projects related to education development and outreach. I supported my team to develop video contents for an online course on lifelong learning as well as researched and collected learning materials on non-formal education to support Myanmar's Department of Alternative Education. It was a unique and rich experience to be able to advocate governments across the Asian-Pacific region to provide sustainable education programs and resources to enhance non-formal education and lifelong learning.

Other Highlights:

  • Traveling all over Thailand via local transportations (cultural immersion experience)

  • Feeding and bathing with elephants; island hopping in Phuket

  • Participating in the Immigrant and Refugee Education Conference held by UNESCO Bangkok's Inclusive and Quality Education Team

  • Facilitating workshop sessions on lifelong learning and community learning centers

On the Penn Abroad Blog:

Moments to Remember

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