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Thailand

CIEE: Thailand, Khon Kaen

Program Administrator: 
CIEE
Country: 
Thailand
Host Institution: 

Khon Kaen University

Location: 

Located in the center of the Northeast province of Isaan, Khon Kaen is Thailand’s fourth largest city with a population of over 200,000. About 300 miles north of Bangkok, it is the educational and government center of the Northeast as well as the headquarters for most development organizations working in the region. Compared to other parts of Thailand, the Northeast has retained many traditional Thai customs as well as Lao and Khmer influences.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Language: 
English
Language: 
Thai
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Host Family
Apartment
Requirement: 
  • Overall GPA 2.75
Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Contact: 
Program Details: 

CIEE offers two programs in Khon Kaen.

The Community Public Health program in Thailand provides an attractive option for students interested in studying community health issues and public health policy in an Asian context—in English—coupled with learning Thai as a second language. Thailand, a country known for its innovative public health system, provides a near perfect environment for students interested in an intensive and integrated immersion experience to examine issues of public health and social services on both a regional and national level through academic lectures from public health faculty coupled with site visits to communities, NGOs, and Ministry of Public Health projects.

The Development and Globalization program you experience hands-on the issues of development and social justice on a grassroots level.

Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Biology
Ethnic Studies
Natural Resources
Public Health
Sociology

OUS: Thailand, Payap University

Program Administrator: 
OUS (Oregon University System)
Country: 
Thailand
Host Institution: 

Payap University was established in 1974 and granted university status in 1984. However, originally begun as the McGilvary Faculty of Theology, its roots can be traced back to 1888. The school’s evolution over time is a mirror into the development and internationalization of Thailand. Today, as a private, coeducational university, Payap provides liberal arts and pre-professional education to Thai students and international students from across the region. There are approximately 8,300 students in the university, with international students from Burma, Nepal, United Kingdom, India, Singapore, Japan and the United States.

Location: 

With a population of 700,000, Chiang Mai is just a little larger than Portland, but it feels more like Eugene. Chiang Mai is a very “approachable” city. It’s easy to get around, the people are generally friendly. Chiang Mai features a broad range of Thai, Asian and Western restaurants. Shopping options range from daily farmers’ markets to nightly crafts bazaars (for tourists) and Chiang Mai features a large modern five story mall, complete with movie theater!
The city's relaxed atmosphere brings many opportunities for U.S. students to get involved in life outside of campus. Previous students have enrolled in local kick boxing clubs, volunteered at area schools and orphanages. The city’s natural setting offers a number of outdoor activities from rock climbing, hiking and mountain biking to cricket, golf, elephant treks, and rafting.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Academic year
Summer
Language: 
English
Language: 
Thai
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US and International Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Host Family
Requirement: 

Minimum 2.75 GPA; at least sophomore standing

Program Contact: 
Program Details: 

Visit the OUS website

Program Costs: 
Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Applied Visual Arts
Art
English
Ethnic Studies
History
Liberal Studies
Political Science
Sociology

OSU: Business - Thailand, Chulalongkorn University

Program Administrator: 
College/Departmental Program (OSU)
Country: 
Thailand
Host Institution: 
Location: 

Chulalongkorn University (Chula) is the oldest and one of the most prestigious universities in Thailand. The 500 acre campus is located in the center of the capital city of Bangkok.

Both the university and the faculty enjoy excellent relationships with universities all over the world. There are about 2300 undergraduate students in Chula's Commerce and Accountancy program, along with approximately 1200 graduate students. This program is recognized as being one of the best programs of its type in the country and expresses the university's commitment to Thailand, the Asia-Pacific region and the global community.

The Commerce and Accountancy Program has three primary objectives:

  • To provide students with in-depth knowledge of international business concepts;
  • To provide students with a solid foundation for theoretical and practical development;
  • To prepare students for the responsibilities and opportunities of careers with international corporations.

Thailand means "Land of the Free" and its combination of cultures and backgrounds make it a popular and memorable country to visit. It is a country rich in natural beauty as evidenced by the pristine beaches, tropical islands, remote jungles and expansive natural parks.

Duration: 
Fall/Winter Semester
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US and International Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Requirement: 

For details on requirements, application processes, and deadlines, please visit the College of Business exchange programs page.

Program Contact: 
Program Details: 
Program Costs: 

Contact the exchange program coordinators for more details

Academic emphasis: 
Accountancy
Business Admin.
Business Info. Sys.
Finance
Int'l Business
Management
Marketing