TEAN - Thailand

Chiang Mai
TEAN - Thailand
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd Date
FallJune 30early Augmid Dec
SpringNov 1early Janlate May
SummerApril 1variesvaries
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.5
  • Language of Instruction
  • English, Thai
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Apartment
  • Program Type
  • Third-party provider
Program Overview

Immerse yourself in Thai culture with this program hosted by Chiang Mai University focusing on Thailand- and Southeast Asia-related studies including Buddhism, international relations, social entrepreneurship and art. Known as Thailand’s cultural capital, Chiang Mai is a major hub for students who appreciate its awesome beauty and affordable cost of living. With Thai language courses, a variety of field trips and the experience of living with a Thai roommate, students fully integrate into the local university life and receive a deeply engaging experience unlike any other.


Study at the top regional university in Thailand surrounded by local students and benefit from mixing with the country’s academic elite and future leaders. The program is based at Chiang Mai University, founded in 1964 as Northern Thailand’s first institution of higher education and is now home to approximately 36,000 students. Chiang Mai University is ranked by Thailand as 3rd in the country for academics, 5th for research output, and is the number one university outside of Bangkok.

TEAN students are hosted by the Institute of Southeast Asian Affairs (ISEAA) at Chiang Mai University that offers courses on the history, culture and society of Thailand and Southeast Asia. The ISEAA courses are transcripted by the College of Mount Saint Vernon in the U.S.


Nestled at the foot of Suthep Mountain, just minutes from Chiang Mai’s city center, the university is surrounded by an eclectic student-focused hub of affordable hip cafés, street food and night markets.

Spread over 725 acres, the university boasts verdant parks, countless student cafés, and a mixture of buildings. Many local students travel around campus by bicycle or scooter. Alternatively, students can travel from class to class on the free university shuttle.


Enjoy a unique living experience developed to help facilitate cultural immersion on a daily basis by living off-campus in a modern student apartment complex with a Thai roommate. Each participant has their own room and shares a small common living area with their roommate. All roommates are Chiang Mai University students who are on hand to assist program participants assimilate into the new culture. Just a five-minute walk to campus, each apartment has built-in furniture, a walk-in closet, refrigerator, air conditioner, TV, bathroom and Internet. Within the complex you will find a lobby, meeting room, study room, fitness center and male/female swimming pools. Washers and dryers are also located in each apartment building and on the apartment grounds students can take advantage of convenience stores, restaurants, bakeries, laundry and ATM machines. The housing is located in a vibrant university area, with cool student cafés, awesome street food and restaurants all a short walk from your front door.

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Program Costs

To find the costs of programs you are interested in follow these steps:

  1. Go to the TEAN website and find programs offered in Thailand.
  2. Select a program you are interested in and click on the "Dates, Fees & Inclusions" tab located down the page.
  3. Here you will find your program's estimated expenses listed under "Summer/Semester FeesAND "What's Not Included".
  4. Last, add in the "Study Abroad Fee", which is $600 for a summer program and $1,500 for a semester program.
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