OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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

OUS Thailand Deadlines

Fall or Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer: February 15

Winter/Spring Semester: October 15

Program Contact: 
Program Details: 

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

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