Study abroad in Thailand to discover a country that is truly a land of contrasts, a delightful mix of frenetic energy and serene moments. Hold tight as your tuk-tuk careens high-speed down crowded alleyways, around each corner a new delight. It might be a couple of young, orange-cloaked monks in quiet conversation or the rush of what seems like a thousand mopeds competing for the street. Venture into the bustling markets, a tapestry of exotic tropical fruits and brightly colored spices overloading the senses. From the gorgeous countryside of rice fields to jungle-clad mountains to world famous beaches – whether it be big bustling cities or quiet ancient temples – the natural beauty, the friendliness of the people, and its rich culture make Thailand a simply irresistible destination to study abroad.
Chiang Mai Program Highlights
Study abroad in Chiang Mai, the cultural heart of Thailand, home to many traditional Thai festivals
Live with a Thai student roommate in modern, off-campus housing
Innovative academic program includes overnight field trips to traditional hill-tribe villages
Volunteer opportunities at a local orphanage or teaching English to young Buddhist monks
Explore the historical kingdoms of Thailand with an excursion to Sukhothai, Ayutthaya and Bangkok
Safety, stability, and a low cost of living make Chiang Mai a desirable location
Comprehensive three-day Orientation Program in Chiang Mai, including spending a day with elephants
"My study abroad experience in Chiang Mai was invaluable. The exposure to new cultures, perspectives, and experiences is something I would have never been able to obtain in the United States. I believe studying abroad gave me the tools and knowledge I need to be competitive in school, work and life in general, because the exposure to new peoples, cultures, problems, lifestyles, and perspectives enables you to be more understanding, open, innovative, and informed. Something that made the TEAN program special is that we all had Thai roommates. This helped immensely with facilitating cultures and it gave us the opportunity to see the culture side of Thailand, not just the tourist portions of it."
Christiana Brimmage, Georgia State University
Dates / Deadlines:
** Programs may fill long before their final deadline.
* Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Late applications may be accepted, but colleges typically need time to process your approval.