Program Details

The curriculum integrates multiple disciplines in order to respond to the ever-changing issues and events surrounding the country and region. The academic coursework, however, is only part of the value of a semester or year abroad. Participation in formal
Location:
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

The Chiang Mai program is the perfect opportunity to live and study in a lively, vibrant city in one of the most scenic areas of an already very beautiful country. The program is ideal for students who are interested in the economics, philosophy, politics, religions, culture, and language of Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries, in a city that is manageable, walkable, exotic, and unforgettable. In exploring Chiang Mai and the surrounding area, you will discover both what makes it a beloved part of Thailand for visitors and locals alike; though a popular destination, while living and studying there you will find easy access to non-touristy areas for a unique, colorful, profound experience.

The curriculum integrates multiple disciplines in order to respond to the ever-changing issues and events surrounding the country and region. The academic coursework, however, is only part of the value of a semester or year abroad. Participation in formal and informal cultural and group activities, including field trips to national parks, villages, and the Chiang Mai province and optional field studies, also form an integral part of the program. Cultural courses like Thai Cuisine and optional activities, such as Thai Kickboxing or Thai massage, also provide an opportunity to enrich your experience.

Program fees include tuition, orientation, field trips, entry to some museums and cultural events, and health insurance.

Setting Description:
Known as the "Rose of the North," Chiang Mai is located on the Ping River in Northern Thailand and dates back over 700 years. Surrounded by high mountain ranges, it is in one of the most scenic areas in the country. Unlike most of Thailand, the climate in the north- and especially in Chiang Mai- can be cooler, with rain and mist, but it still has tropical heat and humidity. the region is full of lush jungles, national parks, and over 700 Buddhist temples. Historically and culturally important for trade, Chiang Mai Province is the second largest province in Thailand.

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