Research in Thailand

Khon Kaen
Research in Thailand
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
SummerFeb 15late Juneearly AugustBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.5
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • UA Direct Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • Other
Program Overview

Conduct research over the summer in northern Thailand and earn UA direct credit! Placements are usually in STEM fields with faculty at Khon Kaen University.

Placements depend on availability, please contact the Southeast Asia coordinator in UA Study Abroad for more information.


2016 Program Dates: June 20-August 1

Students will take two courses during the program, The first is self directed research supervised by KKU faculty for UA direct credit (subject to departmental approval on a case by case basis). The second is a Thai language and Culture course taught by CIEE (transfer credit).

Program Activities

  • Welcome Dinner
  • City tour, including the nine-storey temple on the big lake
  • Thai cooking class
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Buddhist forest temple visit and meditation practice and overnight for those interested
  • Snake village/zoo
  • Thai massage
  • Farewell Dinner


Located in the center of the northeast region, known as Isaan, Khon Kaen is Thailand’s fourth-largest city with a population of over 300,000. About 300 miles north of Bangkok, it is the educational and government center of the Northeast, as well as the headquarters for many development organizations working in the region. While exploring this center for commerce, industry, education, government, and transportation, you’re as apt to see water buffalo and Buddhist monks traversing the streets as businesspeople and students.

The city also is home to the region’s silk trade, and beautiful temples, museums, and recreation areas. Compared to other parts of Thailand, the relatively rural Northeast has retained many of its traditional Lao and Khmer customs.

Links of Interest

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