Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Exciting Winter 2012 Trip to Thai-Burma Border!

Winter 2012 Student Exposure Trip to Thai-Burma Border

Date of Trip: January 2, 2012 – January 12, 2012

Have you been hearing/reading/thinking about Burma but want to go and see for yourself what is happening? Every year US Campaign for Burma brings a group of young activists to the Thai-Burma border to help them build a stronger personal relationship with the struggle for freedom and human rights in Burma. Those who participate will visit Dr. Cynthia’s well-regarded Mae Tao Clinic, refugee camps, as well as meet a variety of individuals who risk their lives to help their country.

If you have been interested or involved in Burma’s epic freedom struggle, this trip will provide you with the knowledge and legitimacy beneficial to elevating your efforts to help the people of Burma at an effective level. You will leave Thailand with unique knowledge and experience of the crisis and ways to assist the people of Burma. This is more than just an exposure tour where you learn about what is happening; by the end of this trip, you are expected to take the knowledge and be a strong leader in pushing for Burma action in your local area.

The group (consisting of 8-10 people) will meet up in Bangkok, Thailand and then travel to other key sites on the Thai-Burma border for 10 days. An experienced USCB staff member will lead the trip.

In order to apply to participate in this trip, you must be in good medical condition and be able to pay for the costs of your own travel and trip coordination. The cost will be between $1400-1500 for the 10-day trip, but will vary for each individual participant. All trip participants must arrange their own roundtrip travel to Bangkok, Thailand on January 2nd.

Trip itineraries will remain confidential because of the sensitive nature of the organizations’ work. While every precaution will be taken by the trip coordinator to ensure complete safety of the group, all trip participants will need to sign a waiver in order to participate.

Applications are due on October 31, 2011 . If interested, please contact Thelma Young at Download the application by clicking here.

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