BANGKOK: CIS – Mahidol University

Bangkok, Thailand

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Dates

  • Fall Semester - September - December
  • Spring Semester - Early February - Mid May

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 1
  • Spring Semester - October 1

Description

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

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!

Courses

Courses are available in Business Administration, Fine and Applied Arts, Humanities and Language, Science, Social Science, and Travel Industry Management. Course approval:  Before you go abroad, it is best to get 7-8 classes pre-approved for your semester program. This gives you some flexibility in setting up your class schedule. Course descriptions and catalog: Please click here to view available courses. You will be taking 4 courses and transferring back 16 NU credits. Please consult with your academic advisor to confirm your course selection as well as determine how your courses abroad will satisfy major, minor, or NU core requirements.

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If you are interested in enrolling in a course not in our database, please send this course for evaluation.

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Host University

Semester in Thailand takes place at Mahidol University in Bangkok. The University has regal origins: the king opened it in 1888 as the country’s first medical school. Since then, it has evolved into one of the most prestigious universities in Thailand, recognized for the caliber of its students’ research, the quality of its faculty, and its outstanding achievements in teaching and international academic collaboration.  In addition to local students, Mahidol University hosts international students from 50 countries around the world. A wide range of academic programs are available in 3 core areas: Health Science, Science and Technology, and Social Science and Humanity. With enough course offerings to satisfy an undergraduate population of approximately 16,500 students, you will find classes that match your major, focus, or cultural interest. Semester in Thailand will enhance your global perspective through a blend of academic coursework, field studies, and excursions to cultural sites. Program courses taught in English, offer authentic and insightful perspectives while deepening your understanding of Thailand, Southeast Asia, and the international realm. You will also experience a uniquely Thai combination of frenetic city energy and tranquil Buddhist spirituality. The academics at the University, plus the rich landscape of Thailand, plus the cultural beauty of the Thai people: it’s the perfect equation for an unforgettable experience!

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    • Online OISP application

      Please submit the following directly to OISP:

    • Online CIS Abroad form
    • CIS Academic Reference form
    • CIS Course Selection Worksheet
    • Official Transcript
    • Personal Statement
    • CIS Applicant Profile
    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
    • Northeastern University students should not pay the $200 application deposit
    • CIS application forms can be found here:  http://www.cisabroad.com/files/cis-study-abroad-application-instructions.pdf
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Cost

Fall 2014 or Spring 2015: $21,367

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($21,267), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Thailand, Bangkok: CIS Mahidol University Study Abroad Program Budget (Semester)

 

Accommodations

You will live in international housing at either Chaiyapruk Village or Green Park Home.  All of the rooms will be shared between students, or, for an additional cost, students may live in single rooms.  Both housing units are self-catered so students will need to prepare or purchase their own meals. Chaiyapruk Village is located 10 minutes by bike from Mahidol University.  It provides students with bicycle and helmet rental, 24-hour security, a twice-weekly room cleaning service, and comes with its own sports center, pool, and restaurant which offers take-out and phone-order services.  Students will have access to kitchen and dining areas, a lounge with TV and cable, a laundry room, and computer/internet access.  Bed sheets and pillow cases will be given to students free of charge. Green Park Home is a 10-minute bus ride from Mahidol University and is surrounded by restaurants, mini-marts, and gardens.  It is fully furnished, with air conditioning, and has a 24 hour security system.  Students will have a shared bathroom, wardrobe, desk, and bed (linens provided at an additional cost).  In addition, students have access to laundry facilities, lounge, kitchen, and a cleaning service.  Cable television and telephones are made available for students to use. Whichever option you choose, you are sure to meet new friends and learn more about the culture of Thailand, and that can only enhance your study abroad experience!

Destination

Semester in Thailand is based in Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok, which has a population of about 10 million. Bangkok has gained international renown as an independent, dynamic city synonymous with the exotic. It is a dominating force in Asian finance and business, and its far-reaching influence on politics, culture, fashion, and entertainment has earned it global-city status. The city’s wealth of cultural landmarks, attractions, and notorious entertainment venues has created a shroud of mystery around the entire country. Nearly 11 million foreign visitors flock to Bangkok each year to explore the Grand Palace, the Vimanmek Palaca Complex, and the thousands of temples strewn about the city, and to experience the amazing international cuisine, pulsing nightlife, and extraordinary energy. For transportation, Bangkok offers buses, trains, a skytrain, vans, taxis, tuk-tuks (a form of 3-wheeled cart with a motorcycle front end), motorcycle taxis, river ferries, and a subway system which allows you to travel easily throughout the city and surrounding areas. The weather in Thailand is warm all the time which means you can always visit the many jungles, beaches, artisan villages, and cultural and historical sites in Thailand.  Take a bike or a motorcycle taxi to class, indulge yourself with a Thai massage, ride an elephant, meet a friend downtown at Siam Square, or learn the martial art of Thai boxing. The country as a whole nearly overwhelms the senses. Whether you are exploring the cuisine, the tropical beaches on the coast, or the bustling markets, Thailand will be an unforgettable study abroad experience!