We are living in a global context. Humans are traversing the globe more than ever before. This brings citizens of different countries closer together and opens doors to greater understanding of cultural diversity. At the same time, economic, crime and political problems increasingly require international cooperation and support. This two-week travel abroad course will cover key debates and issues around globalization. The dynamic context of southern Thailand provides a rich opportunity to observe social change. We will begin our trip in Phuket and travel on to Phang Na Province. This itinerary offers an opportunity to view the advantages and problems associated with globalization in both urban and rural settings. Our experiences along the way will color our discussions of course topics including sex and gender, religion, health, crime, education, environment, inequality, and human rights.