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ETA Narratives

Hannah Wiles

“A Year in the South”

Learning of Hannah’s appreciation towards her living in South of Thailand

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Angie O’Donnell

Knock Knock…. Community’s Calling

Enjoy Angie’s story of her living in a small peaceful town, Si Satchanalai, Sukhothai Province

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Casey Kraichoke

A Taste of Thailand

“It has been said that food is the simplest way to learn about another culture”. Prove this by reading Casey’s story and see how she exposes herself to Thailand and gain valuable experiences that she will never forget.

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Anne Cushman

The Delusion of the Timeline

Ann’s story tells us how she embraces her ETA moments in Thailand through the fondest memories of the spontaneous, sometimes slow moving, Thai schedule, and how a willing ‘Yes’ opens many doors of precious experiences for her.

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Yvette LeBlanc

‘What’s in a Name’

“It is not the name that is the most important part, but the people.” Let’s explore Yvette’s story about her experiences and her viewpoints about being called by new names in each individual environment she is going through all along her ETA journey in Thailand.

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Thaviny Shaipitisiri

‘Finding Home in Self While in Thailand’

Feel Thaviny’s home in Thailand through her lifetime experience and how she exposes to Thainess as a Thai-Laotian American ETA.

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Michael Brier

‘Sharing a Table: New Languages for Family’

Enjoy Mike’s story telling how he connects to his colleagues as well as his community through Thai’s food and eating culture.

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Katriya Burkdoll


Katriya tells about her experience with regard to one Thai school culture when a teacher leaving for new school, i.e. its pattern as well as the meaningful beauty. Katriya also touches on the culture of gift giving in the school and its hidden meaning.

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Christine Kim

To Be a Cultural Ambassador

Join Christine to learn about the beauty of being a cultural ambassador living in the cross-cultural setting through her role as a teacher as well as a learner in the same time.

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