Songkran Holiday Host activity for SUT students and staff

Center for International Affairs hosted the Songkran Holiday Host activity for SUT students and staff. The international students visited the hosts home during Songkran holiday 2023.

The Center for International Affairs (CIA) recently organized an extraordinary event to celebrate the much-anticipated Songkran Holiday 2023. With the aim of promoting cultural exchange and fostering a sense of community among students and staff, the center hosted a delightful Songkran Holiday Host activity, inviting international students to experience the joyous Thai New Year festivities firsthand.

The event served as a fantastic opportunity for international students to get a taste of Thai culture by visiting the homes of warm and welcoming hosts during the Songkran holiday.


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Songkran, often dubbed the “Water Festival,” is a beloved Thai celebration that marks the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year. This vibrant festival is renowned for its lively water fights, where people joyfully splash water on one another, symbolizing the cleansing of the past year and the arrival of a fresh start.

During the Songkran Holiday Host activity, SUT students and staff had the privilege of being hosted by local families who graciously opened their doors to share the festive spirit and traditions of Songkran. Participants not only had the chance to immerse themselves in Thai customs but also forge meaningful connections and create lasting memories with their gracious hosts.

The event was a resounding success, with international students gaining valuable insights into Thai culture, traditions, and hospitality. From learning how to make traditional Thai dishes to engaging in friendly water battles, the exchange of cultures and experiences brought everyone closer together, creating a sense of unity and appreciation for diversity within the SUT community.

The Center for International Affairs aims to provide students with enriching cultural experiences, fostering cross-cultural understanding and appreciation. The Songkran Holiday Host activity was just one of the many initiatives undertaken by the center to encourage global connections, empowering students to become well-rounded individuals with a deep appreciation for different cultures and traditions.

SUT’s commitment to creating an inclusive and diverse campus environment is beautifully exemplified through events like the Songkran Holiday Host activity. By embracing the essence of Thai culture and sharing it with international students, SUT continues to nurture a strong sense of community, where individuals from various backgrounds come together in celebration of diversity.

Join us next year as we embark on another cultural journey, forging bonds and creating memories that will last a lifetime. Stay tuned for more exciting events and immerse yourself in the rich and colorful world of Thai traditions, right here at SUT!