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  • Thailand's fourth largest city, located in the Northeast province, Isaan
  • 300 miles north of Bangkok
  • Rich in traditional Thai customs
  • Mid-January to mid-May --OR--
    Mid-August to Mid-December
Program Organization
Academic Program
  • Fall or spring semester option
  • Courses taught in English by U.S. resident director for CIEE students only
  • Focus on development and globalization issues with a grassroots, community-based perspective

*Note: IU selectively co-sponsors CIEE program offerings, including the one described on this page, but not all CIEE tracks/offerings. Please contact Overseas Study for clarification.

Course Load

  • 15 IU credit hours:
    • Thai language course (3 cr.)
    • Human Perspective on Development and the Environment (6 cr.)
    • Directed Research/ Field Study Practicum (3 cr.)
    • Social Research Methods (3 cr.)
  • Off-campus apartments with Thai roommates, Thai homestays while working in the community
Additional Program Information

You may apply if you

  • are a student at any Indiana University campus who is making normal academic progress,
  • are in at least your fourth full-time semester of college,
  • demonstrate flexibility, resilience, self-reliance, and
  • have approximately a 2.75 cumulative GPA.
Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible.
Financial Aid
How to Apply for this Program

Application Deadline

  • Fall 2010: February 1, 2010
  • Spring 2011: September 2010

IU committee screens applications; final approval from CIEE.

Notification of application status sent electronically within 4 weeks of application deadline.

Estimated Costs

Fall 2010 Semester

  • IU portion of fee: $640
  • CIEE portion of fee*: $12,065 (tuition, housing, excursions, insurance, visa fees)
  • Meals: $750
  • See IU Fee Sheet for additional cost and payment details.

* Special discounted CIEE fee for IU students.

Airfare, personal expenses and vacation travel additional.

Initial prepayment of $500 due March 8, 2010 for fall; October for spring.