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Project Booklet 2012 Project Function

AIESEC in Chulalongkorn University’s

BRIDGE PROJECT In collaboration with VESC “Cordially bridge the world to local”


BRIDGE PROJECT (in collaboration with VESC) Cordially bridge the world to local What is Bridge Project? Bridge Project is a co-host project between AIESEC in Chulalongkorn University in Thailand and Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University’s Voluntary Engineering Students Camp (VESC). The project classified as Global communities Development Program (GCDP) in AIESEC. Its objective is to provide youth all around the globe an opportunity to be exposed to Thai culture, values and heritages, creating mutual understanding between individuals from various background while giving another opportunity to others who need through an annual rural area development camp, VESC.

AIESEC in Chulalongkorn University and VESC are calling for you to take part in our team as a labor force helping us, as well as, the villagers to bring prosperity to the community (Students studying in the 4th year of Engineering degree or higher will be allowed to involve in the planning process) while experiencing life of local students life in Thailand’s top university. The program duration can be varied between March 11th and May 30th, 2013. *Realization duration must be 6 weeks in total. **First day of arrival will be counted as the first day of realization.

What is VESC? VESC (Voluntary Engineering Students Camp) is an annual voluntary camp organized by Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University’s students aiming to help develop and provide an insufficient area with basic public utilities, usually a bridge for transportation. However, this year, the program is going to construct a water supply system in the area. (Find VESC - http://www.vesc.eng.chula.ac.th/)

AIESEC in Chulalongkorn University’s Bridge Project (In collaboration with VESC)

In this project, an exchange participant will be attending 6 weeks program consists of 2 sections: At least 3 weeks in VESC hosted, this year, in Muang bangyom, Sawankalok, Sukhothai (Find Sukhothai http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhothai_Province) and the rest of the program in Bangkok (Find Sukhothai http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangkok).

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What did VESC do? Of course, Voluntary Engineering Students Camp (VESC) has continued several projects to construct needed facilities in many rural areas all over Thailand. However, the student camp has never been all about construction but a lesson about friendship, love, life and survival. See how exactly what would the camp look like here: Facebook Pages: VESC’40 in Pichit, Thailand Video from VESC in 2011 (Surin, Thailand) VESC’39 Area survey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qpu-DJz46qw VESC’39 accommodation site survey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8rKbRaFatE

Life in the camp? Only basic facilities are provided during the camp (VESC). Exchange Participants will get REAL rural experience with few necessities.

-Leveling the land -Piping work -Cementing -Other construction work Working Hours: Working approximately 8 hours a day.

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Food: Food is provided at the camp. Volunteers cook with their teams, taking turns preparing meals for the whole group. Who will you be working with? Volunteers will work alongside senior students in engineering, Thai students, and other international volunteers

AIESEC in Chulalongkorn University’s Bridge Project (In collaboration with VESC)

Working Atmosphere: Volunteers (Exchange Participants will be regarded as typical volunteers) will be divided into 5-10 groups with one of engineering senior student as a team leader. The team will take turn doing these duties:

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Life in Bangkok? Bangkok has been said to be a city of life, the Thai’s center of culture, politics and economics. An exchange participant will spend three weeks when they are not in the camp in Sukhothai here. During this period, an Exchange Participant will be allowed to exercise their time freely and enjoy their life as the local under the program’s regulations. An Exchange Participant will be assigned one buddy (Chulalongkorn University’s student) acting as friend, counselor, caretaker, and liaison as well as performing task as a coordinator between an Exchange Participant and the program.

LIVE in Bangkok Spend your time freely without being over-regulated while you are in Bangkok SLEEP in Bangkok We provide you standard accommodation where you can sleep tight at a cost of $100 for a whole program. EAT in Bangkok Thai foods are famous! Nothing can beat the authentic one in Bangkok! Bangkok serves superb Thai dishes and supreme international cuisines. Typical meals in Bangkok cost around $1-$5 while meal in restaurant can cost you $7++ (Find out more- http://www.bangkok.com/restaurants) (Find Top 10 Thai foods- http://www.bangkok.com/food-top10.htm) VISIT ATTRACTIONS in Bangkok

AIESEC in Chulalongkorn University’s Bridge Project (In collaboration with VESC)

What can you do in Bangkok?

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Bangkok is a capital city of Thailand and a combination of enriched Thai culture along with modernized Western influences. It is exactly the city you will never be bored of! (Find out more- http://www.bangkok.com/most-popular-historical-2) HANGOUT in Bangkok Nice places, good friend, great buddies; what more do we need to describe perfect outing? (Find out more- http://www.bangkok.com/nightlife) SHOP in Bangkok Good news! Every inch in the city of Bangkok is filled with Shopping Mall! It is time to get the best shopping life here! (Find out more- http://www.bangkok.com/shoppingtop10-experiences.htm) STUDY in Bangkok Bridge program provide you an opportunity to take part of non-degree international class offered in the Chulalongkorn University. Fully experience Thai students’ life and, maybe, come back for Master? (Find out more- http://www.chula.ac.th/cuen/faculty/inter_programs/index.htm) FALL IN LOVE with Bangkok

AIESEC in Chulalongkorn University’s Bridge Project (In collaboration with VESC)

After getting to know each other for a while, you will be thinking about a ring to propose a lifetime marriage to Bangkok!

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What do we provide? INSURANCE covers only the period in VESC. ACCOMODATION is provided at cost of $100 for a whole program (International Money Transfer fee excluded). Host family is likely to be provided. TRANSPORTATION to VESC in Sukhothai is provided. Others are excluded.

Find an Application Package: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BwRUALiGCsZ6aGd5eGNHTWp6V00

Qualifications  Undergraduate students – anyone aging less than 25 years old  Senior students in engineering will be allowed to involve in planning process  Exchange Participants must be:  Comfortable with working long hours in extreme temperature,  Be a team player  Do fine with dirt  Be in excellent health and fitness (Only first aid facilities will be provided in the camp)

AIESEC in Chulalongkorn University’s Bridge Project (In collaboration with VESC)

FOOD is provided on the camp. Exchange Participants are to be responsible for their own meal while they are in Bangkok.

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How to apply? 1. Download the application package and e-mail the completed application form to AIESEC.VESC@GMAIL.COM. The application deadline is February 15th, 2013. Our contact person will contact you regarding interview arrangement within 7 days after the arrival of a completed application. 2. Schedule an interview date and time. The interview will be arranged according to - Order of applications: An interview will be arranged on the first come first serve basis, early applicants will be granted the right to choose the date and time first. - Date of arrival/realization: Interview periods are divided into 2 rounds depending on the date of realization. o 1st Round Interview: 21st-25th January 2013 for an interviewee whose arrival date is between 11st March -11th April 2013 o 2nd Round Interview: 18th-22nd February 2013 for an interviewee whose arrival date is between 16st April -19h April 2013 o First day of arrival is the first day of realization. o Arrival during Songkran Day (12nd -15th April 2013) and after 19h April 2013 is NOT permitted.

4. The application deadlines are: - 18th January 2013 (1st Round Applicants) - 15th February 2013 (2nd Round Applicants)

AIESEC in Chulalongkorn University’s Bridge Project (In collaboration with VESC)

3. List of successful applicants will be announced via: - AIESEC Chulalongkorn University Facebook Fan page (https://www.facebook.com/aieseccu) - AIESEC Bridge Project Facebook Fan page (https://www.facebook.com/bridgeproject.aieseccu) - Applicants’ Out-Going Exchange contact person - Applicant’s e-mail

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AIESEC in Chulalongkorn University’s Bridge Project (In collaboration with VESC)

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