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  • Locations: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Advisor:
Candice Snowden
Who Can Apply?:
UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study:
Anthropology, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Culture, Earth Systems, Economics, Environmental Design, Film Studies, Food Science, Geography, History, Hospitality & Tourism Management, International Relations, Journalism, Management, Marketing, Music, Natural Resource Studies, Peace and World Security Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy and Administration, Religion, Resource Economics, Science, Service Learning, Social Thought and Political Economy, Sociology, Thai, Women's Studies, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Host Institution:
Mahidol University
Language(s) of Instruction:
English
Language Credits Available:
3 credits
Program Provider:
CIS
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Housing:
Apartment
In Classes With:
Host Country & International Students
Minimum Class Standing:
2nd Sem Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Classification of Credits Available:
Full-time
Program Description:
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Program Information:

On Semester in Thailand, you’ll study in Bangkok, the heart of Indochina and the capital of Thailand, and study at Thailand’s top-ranked university. You will have limitless opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture, make international friends, and explore beaches, jungles, and iconic sites throughout the country.

Here are some things to expect while on this unique program:
  • World-famous beaches – Thailand is renowned for white-sand beaches so fine, the sand squeaks under your feet. Once you’ve visited Thailand’s coast, you’ll understand why the Leonardo DiCaprio film The Beach was shot there.
  • The legendary friendliness of the Thai people – Thailand is known as the “Land of Smiles” for a reason: the Thai people are warm, welcoming, and incredibly open-minded. In Thailand, a smile is the most appropriate reaction to almost every situation.
  • A wide range of courses taught in English – If you’re looking for a study abroad program with strong academics, you’ve come to the right place. CISabroad Semester in Thailand offers classes in everything from animation production to international business to travel industry management to the humanities. You will find coursework applicable to your major and satisfying to your intellect.

Location and Academics:
Geographically, Bangkok is one of the largest cities in the world. The city is famous for its delicious cuisine, inexpensive shopping, and colorful nightlife.  A semester in Bangkok will leave you yearning for more time in Thailand.  Bangkok is situated in the heart of Indochina and shares borders with many wonderful, culturally rich countries. The international airport is a hub for all flights within Southeast Asia, and inexpensive tickets are readily available. When you find yourself with free time, be sure to explore other parts of Asia.  

Semester in Thailand takes place at Mahidol University, recently ranked as the number-one university in Thailand. Because all of your classes will have Thai students, it’s an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in Thai culture. Courses are available in Business Administration, Fine and Applied Arts, Humanities and Language, Science, Social Science, and Travel Industry Management.


Highlights:
There are many reasons to study on our Semester in Thailand program, but here are a few of the key highlights that make this program unique.

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Awesome excursions with opportunities to ride elephants, explore ancient ruins, and venture into the jungles!
•  Incredible housing options
•  An abundance of white-sand beaches and clear, warm tropical water
•  Live life in the Land of Smiles
•  Take classes with both international and Thai students! 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 05/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.
Fall 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies 09/01/2018 12/10/2018
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.