Program Details

Don’t just study complex environmental, development, and globalization issues – confront them in Thailand with CIEE. On the Development and Globalization program, your coursework is a springboard, propelling you into the field to interact with, learn fr
Location:
Khon Kaen, Thailand
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Don’t just study complex environmental, development, and globalization issues – confront them in Thailand with CIEE. On the Development and Globalization program, your coursework is a springboard, propelling you into the field to interact with, learn from, and contribute to communities and organizations. You’ll examine issues of development and social justice on a grassroots level, and immerse yourself in Thai culture through community stays, Thai student roommates, fun adventures, and more. A final group project brings your methodical, field based research into focus. Study With CIEE in Khon Kaen and you’ll: Engage in Thai culture with the help of community stays, translated exchanges, Thai student roommates, and peer tutors Spend time living and exchanging with villagers and community organizers around the northeast that are affected by human rights issues such as natural resource management, agriculture, land rights, and more Plan, execute , and present a final group project, which uses methodical, field-based research and contributes to the public sphere, in collaboration with NGOs and local communities

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

4.9

Based on 8 Reviews

  • explorative, creative, immersive
    5.0
    01/29/18

    My primary reason to study abroad was to push my creativity beyond the traditional scope of academia. Research papers, essays, and ‘ivory tower’ discussions had started to jade me. My experience with CIEE satisfied this longing to apply myself. In

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • CIEE Khon Kaen DG
    4.0
    01/26/18

    The program strives to give students tools so that they may learn in their own time the many valuable lessons that come with studying abroad. The staff and communities we studied under provided the dots, but it was up to us to connect them. This sort

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • CIEE Khon Kaen Development and Globalization
    5.0
    12/20/17

    CIEE Khon Kaen was the best study abroad experience I could have ever imagined. To start, the location was perfect. Being in a city with very few tourists gave me the ability to truly immerse myself into Thai culture and also forced me to learn Thai and

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Education and Social Justice
    5.0
    09/13/17

    This program gets the immersive, expansive potential of study abroad right. And it helps students combine classroom learning to the even more powerful learning that can happen on the ground and with communities. Using frameworks of anti-oppression, human

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Empowering experience !!
    5.0
    08/16/17

    Learning from local NGOs and communities immersed me in the culture of Thailand and brought globalization to a very real, human level. The class collaborates on group projects, making for an intimate and team oriented learning environment. The independent

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Immersive and important
    5.0
    08/14/17

    The CIEE Thailand Development and Globalization program is unique because you learn through complete immersion into the topics you are studying. This is done primarily through homestays and exchanges in villages and communities that are affected by the

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Learning from people for people: an experiential education
    5.0
    08/14/17

    The program takes experiential learning for what it should be. In our age of increasing globalization and development, learning from local communities in a bottom-up, people-first approach was invaluable experience for me. Speaking with villagers, NGOs,

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Learning about development in a responsible, immersive program
    5.0
    08/12/17

    Studying with CIEE Khon Kaen was the most transformative 4 months of my life. The program teaches you about yourself, how to collaborate with others in a community, and how Americans can learn from and support the efforts of rural Thai villagers using

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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