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  • Locations: Khon Kaen, Thailand
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: Miami University applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 08/11/2020 12/10/2020
Spring 2021 11/02/2020 ** Rolling Admission 01/12/2021 05/13/2021

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Label: Co-sponsored, FSB Preferred Program, Global Preferred Course(s) Available In: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Science, Family Studies & Social Work, History, International Studies, Journalism, Kinesiology and Health, Political Science, Sociology
Study Abroad Advisor: Kerry Strader, Kevin Fitzgerald, Paula Hudak, Ryan Dye
Program Description:

Development + Globalization

KHON KAEN, THAILAND

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Program Overview

Immerse yourself in Thailand’s grassroots issues and gain insight into the complexities surrounding environmental, development, and globalization issues. Enroll in four courses, including an intensive three-week Thai language instruction course to help you get-by in everyday situations, and prepare for five 1-week community stays through lectures and discussion at CIEE Khon Kaen. The field becomes the classroom, and community leaders, government officials, and NGO practitioners are the teachers. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

ENGAGE WITH GRASSROOTS SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENTS

representatives from NGOs; journalists; and political and human rights activists

EXPLORE

what social justice and global citizenship can mean in the context of a developing nation

CONTRIBUTE TO COMMUNITY-LED EFFORT

addressing social justice, human rights, and environmental issues

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Excursions & Activities

  • Three-day tourist excursion to scenic Chiang Mai (starting Fall 2018)
  • Live, work, and dialogue with communities and activists facing impact of mining, forest policy, dams, chemical agriculture, or human rights violations during four, five-day community stays throughout the Northeast of Thailand
  • Five-day comparative study excursion to Laos
  • Overnight excursion where you feed, bathe, and walk your own elephant with “Elephant Lover Home” in Surin Province (starting Fall 2018)
  • Camping trip to mountainous national park and watch sunset while bats stream out of cave
  • Live with Thai student in dorm-style room with internet, air-conditioning, microwave, refrigerator, heated shower, a five-minute walk to convenience stores, coffee shops, restaurants, nightlife venues
  • Peer tutor sessions to practice Thai

Projects

  • Collaborate on a final project with communities facing environmental and social justice issues
  • Contribute human interest stories to partner publication, The Isaan Record
  • Help assemble an issue of Common Ground Magazine, a publication of student writing and photography on selected issues
  • Work with CIEE-student-initiated Radical Grandma Collective, a women’s weaving group preserving a traditional art and raising funds for their struggle against a mine
  • Contribute to an annual human rights festival or other similar events in the Northeast
  • Join other students, Thai resident assistants, and CIEE staff for fun and reflective evenings on cross-cultural experiences

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to Thai culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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