Miranda just arrived in Bangkok, Thailand for her Physical Therapy internship. She will be blogging to share her experience with us!
Blog Post #1 – Week One
Miranda: Pre-internship COVID-19 style
Greetings from Bangkok, Thailand! My name is Miranda, and I am a recent college graduate expanding my horizons in a foreign country while using my newly obtained skills. I am originally from Forest Lake, MN (just 30 minutes north of the Twin Cities). I recently graduated from The College of St. Scholastica in northern Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology, Doctor of Physical therapy intent. Since I graduated a semester early, this opportunity to travel and intern abroad was a perfect fit within life. I plan on starting graduate school this coming June 2021, and I cannot wait to transfer the skills I learn here while abroad into my graduate studies.
I will be interning in a manual orthopedic physiotherapy clinic here in Bangkok. The clinic has an amazing approach to each patient, giving them the personalized care they deserve and truly emphasizing the art and science of physical therapy. I am extremely looking forward to learning under senior PTs as well as getting hands-on experience with chinese medicine. I chose Thailand for the completely different culture and of course the warmer weather. I have traveled all around the United States and have dabbled a little bit in European countries such as Italy and Greece, so I am now ready to create new adventures in this beautiful Asian country.
Due to the current pandemic, Thailand has a 14 day mandatory quarantine in place for all visitors. Therefore, I am currently writing this blog while in my hotel room. I am a few days in, and it hasn’t been as bad as I thought it would be! The hotel serves each guest 3 meals a day along with many snacks and drinks. The variety of the meals served is great, especially if one hasn’t tried a lot of Asian rich foods. One of the biggest things that was quite shocking was that Thai people tend to eat a lot of fish within their breakfast meals (Dolly fish, shrimp, etc). There are still some American styled dishes to choose from as well, but I can’t wait to get out and try the authentic Thai street food that everyone talks highly about!
See you soon, Bangkok!
Posted by World Endeavors on February 8, 2021
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