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Khon Kaen University
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.
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.
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.
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.
Minimum 2.75 GPA; at least sophomore standing
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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:
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.
For details on requirements, application processes, and deadlines, please visit the College of Business exchange programs page.
Contact the exchange program coordinators for more details