Program Details

Students taking the 6-week program undertake "Cultural Foundations of Thai Society" or "Thai Dance" as well as choose from one of the courses discussed below.
Students taking the 3-week program chose either:
Module 1 – "Cultural Foundations of
Location:
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Spend the summer in vibrant Chiang Mai, Thailand, the country's cultural heart that uniquely offers both tradition and modernity. The program can be taken as a three or six-week experience, and is offered as two standalone three-week modules to provide flexibility. Module 1
Course 1: Cultural Foundations of Thai Society (3 credits) This course introduces students to Thailand through a general survey of topics on Thai culture and society.
Course 2: Thai Dance (3 credits) This course will focus on dance technique via interdisciplinary methods and experience Thai arts, culture, and history through the principal techniques and styles of Thai dance.
Module 2
Course 1: Buddhism in Southeast Asia This course will examine Theravada Buddhism both as a doctrine and practice originating in India and as a socio-cultural reality that shapes the lives of Southeast Asian people.
Course 2: The Struggle for Human Rights in Southeast Asia This three week intensive course will examine why human rights abuses are possible on such an enormous scale and with such terrible intensity in Southeast Asia and, in particular, Myanmar (Burma; notorious for its military government), either through direct mistreatment or criminal neglect of the population.
Course 3: Southeast Asian Dance This course focuses on dance technique via interdisciplinary methods and experience Southeast Asian arts, culture, and history through the principal techniques and styles of Thai dance, Lanna dance from Northern Thailand, Balinese and Javanese dance from Indonesia, and Burmese dance from Myanmar.

Students taking the 6-week program undertake "Cultural Foundations of Thai Society" or "Thai Dance" as well as choose from one of the courses discussed below.
Students taking the 3-week program chose either:
Module 1 – "Cultural Foundations of Thai Society" or "Thai Dance"
or
Module 2 - Select 1 out of 3 different courses on offer (see below) Buddhism in Southeast Asia The Struggle for Human Rights in Southeast Asia Southeast Asian Dance
Each course involves a number of off-campus excursions or experiences.

The program fee includes all accommodation, airport transfers, arrival orientation, all program required ground transportation, academic credit, various excursions and tours, entrance fees to National Parks, cultural centers, etc. and some meals (breakfast and dinners, Monday - Friday) in the on-campus dorm.
Students will incur additional costs for personal spending, additional meals and extra travel.
Please contact us directly for further pricing details.
Setting Description:
This course is taken in Chiang Mai, the cultural heart of Thailand famous for its temples, enduring traditions, jungle-covered mountains complete with hill-tribe villages and elephants.

Chiang Mai combines the best of Thailand as a modern city with great shopping and nightlife, while also remaining a place that has kept alive the traditions and customs of this diverse and fascinating culture.

Students live off-campus very close to Chiang Mai University and take classes on the campus. All accommodations are located in areas that allow students to safely enjoy the program destinations.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes

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