OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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

OSU Study Abroad Program Deadlines

Deadlines for OSU Study Abroad Programs:

  • Summer Programs: March 15
  • Fall, Year-Long Programs: April 15
  • Winter/Spring Semester Programs: October 15
  • Spring Term Programs: November 15

Programs may have alternative deadlines or extend deadlines. Confirm with your program advisor.

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

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