Program Details

CISabroad students on the Summer in Thailand program take courses at Chiang Mai University (CMU), one of Thailand’s top universities. CMU offers programs instructed in English for international students interested in learning about local Thai topics. Summ
Location:
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
CISabroad students on the Summer in Thailand program take courses at Chiang Mai University (CMU), one of Thailand’s top universities. CMU offers programs instructed in English for international students interested in learning about local Thai topics. Summer in Thailand students take 2 courses during this 4 week program. All students will take basic Thai language lessons, with a focus on culture, and additionally choose one of three elective courses. Classes are experiential and enhanced with excursions and activities designed to deepen the understanding of Thai culture. Learn Thai, immerse yourself in the language, culture and history and choose from classes on Buddhism, Gender in Southeast Asia, or International Finance. Here are some great reasons to consider studying for a summer in Thailand with CISabroad: Courses offered in English, with Thai lessons and a mandatory Thai History and Culture course to help you adapt Benefit from Thai Language lessons! Learn the basics to communicate with Thai people around the country Live in Chiang Mai, a medium-sized college town, popular with foreign and domestic tourists due to its pleasant climate, beautiful setting, rich history, and laid-back atmosphere Local excursions include visiting markets, trekking into Hill Tribe communities, riding elephants and more A hub for travel across Thailand and nearby countries such as Lao, Cambodia and Malaysia Study at an internationally-focused and well-regarded university, taking classes in Thai History and Culture, Gender Studies, Buddhism or International Finance Housing in the Old Town, where you will experience the culture and customs of Thailand, and explore the many old temples, markets, coffee shops and restaurants Enjoy the company of fellow study abroad students, meet other international students, and get to know the local Thai people
Setting Description:
Summer in Thailand is based in Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand. Known to Thais as the "Rose of the North," Chiang Mai is a popular tourist destinations for Thai and foreigners alike who come to experience the great climate, cosmopolitan atmosphere, and amazing food, and to venture out into the surrounding mountains. The medium-sized college town is home to around 150,000 people, with a greater metropolitan populaton of around one million. Chiang Mai is set on an elevated plateau at about 1,000 feet above sea level, flanked by mountains and bisected by the Ping River. The fortressed historic center displays its historical prominence as the former capital of the Lanna kingdom. Popular activities include trekking into Hill Tribe communities, riding elephants, hiking in Doi Inthanon National Park (home of Thailand's tallest mountain), savoring tasty street food, enjoying the nightlife, and witnessing the city's many festivals and cultural celebrations.
Cost:
For current prices and dates please visit the CISabroad website.

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