Bangkok

Chulalongkorn University

Chulalongkorn University, a public research university located in Bangkok, was founded in 1917 by King Vajiravudh, who named the university after his father, King Chulalongkorn.

Academic Programming

Academic sessions are led by prominent speakers including Microsoft Thailand and the vice president of Chulalongkorn University.

Cultural Activities

Activities in years past have included tours to the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, elephant rides, visits to Ayutthaya, rides along the Chao Phraya River, and community service such as reading for the blind.

Social Events

Social events include shopping in Bangkok's famous malls, tasting Thai street food, and going on outings to ancient capital cities.

My time in Bangkok as part of HCAP was the most hospitable experience that you could expect from a foreign country. All the Bangkok delegates were incredibly accommodating and thrilled to give us the best of all that Bangkok could offer. The food is a great place to start; mango sticky rice, roti (thai crepes with yummy fillings and sweetened condensed milk), pad thai (the original version!!), various seafood dishes, and street food were all amazing. We also loved visiting cultural sites, going out many nights, and acting bougie on the rooftop far that appears in the movie Hangover. The speaker portion was wonderful as well, shedding insights on original topics such as the exceptionally accepting culture around the LGBTQ community in Thailand. Overall, I felt the authenticity and strength of the bonds that Harvard and Thai delegate formed spoke to the mission of HCAP—lifelong friends in a different part of the globe, and first-hand understanding of other cultural norms and livelihoods.
Cindy Jung, Harvard '19
Bangkok, March 2018