Why Thailand? One of the most popular destinations in Asia, Thailand is an eclectic mix of ancient and modern culture. In its cities, fast-paced international business coexists with golden Buddhist temples and busy outdoor markets, while the countryside boasts colorful villages and breathtaking beaches. With a reputation for safety and a low cost of living, Thailand is an ideal destination for World Endeavors students who want to immerse themselves in a new culture and learn about a different way of life. And since Thailand is located at the international crossroads of Southeast Asia, it’s an excellent home base for exploring the region further.
Live in Bangkok, Thailand As the capital of Thailand, Bangkok is a thriving metropolis and one of the economic and cultural centers of southeast Asia. Visitors can find stunning monuments to Thailand’s heritage here, including the royal Grand Palace, the fascinating European-Thai architecture of Dusit Park, and historic Buddhist, Hindu, and Sikh temples. Meanwhile, the city carries on its vibrant daily life in the colorful markets and along the Chao Phrya River. Life in Bangkok is a unique and unpredictable mix of international business, close-knit neighborhoods, ancient heritage, and festive local celebrations. There’s plenty here to keep students fascinated and engaged, and for those who want to explore, it’s the perfect place to begin a trip into the less urban regions of Thailand and to other parts of Southeast Asia. Mahidol University is located on a leafy green campus in Salava, a suburb of Bangkok, offering a quiet place to work and live within easy reach of the city.
Academics: Upon successful completion of the program, credit and transcripts will be issued by Mahidol University. World Endeavors staff work with students and their academic advisors to ensure that students earn credit for courses taken abroad.
Students applying to this program must have:
Applicants must have completed secondary school, be currently enrolled in a university program, or already hold a university degree or the equivalent.
Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
English fluency is required; no previous experience with the Thai language is required.
Housing and Participant Life: Students live in shared, fully furnished rooms in the university’s international housing. Each room includes air conditioning, a private bathroom, and a telephone. The House provides amenities including a computer room with Internet access, laundry room, kitchen and dining area, TV lounge, day and night security guards, and room cleaning services twice a week. If all spaces at the International House are filled, alternative accommodations will be arranged. In this case, most students stay in shared apartment accommodations near campus. Some housing locations have the option of bicycle rental.
Students can choose to eat in the campus Student Union, which holds a number of food shops, or visit any of the numerous food markets and restaurants around the campus.
Cost:See our Cost Table for program fee information
The cost for participating in this affiliate program is determined by the provider and the estimate is listed on their website. You are also required to pay a small amount of student fees to NDSU for the term in order to be registered as a full-time student (or 3-6 credits for summer), but NDSU tuition is waived for the time of your participation. You are responsible for the additional costs for the application and course fees, airfare, housing and other living expenses if they are not included in the cost by the provider.
Financial aid and scholarships can be applied toward the costs for this program. See the financial aid and scholarships page for more information. You will be required to pay the program fees due directly to the provider. Check with the provider about payment deadlines and whether you can make adjustments to your deadline based on when your financial aid will be disbursed.
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** This program follows a 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.
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