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CIS Abroad: Semester in Thailand (Third Party)

The Program

On Semester in Thailand, you’ll live and study abroad in Salaya, with easy access to 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.

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!

The Academics

You will earn 12-18 graded UConn credits per semester upon completion of this program. Courses are available in Business Administration, Fine and Applied Arts, Humanities and Language, Science, Social Science, and Travel Industry Management. Semester in Thailand students are able to choose from any course at our partner school, Mahidol University International College (MUIC), as long as they meet the prerequisites.

**Please note, visiting students cannot enroll in Nursing Science Program courses, research project classes or internships.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.


This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below, go to the horizontal navigation bar on the Education Abroad homepage; click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
ANTH 3401 World Religions ICSS 136 Religious Experience and Traditions 3 12/31/2020
CRLP 1101 Elementary Level I: Introduction to Thai Language and Culture ICML 160 Introduction to Thai Language and Culture 4 6/30/2021
EEB 1893 Foreign Studies ICNS 152 Southeast Asian Ecology 4 12/31/2020
EEB 2208 Conservation Biology ICBI 319 Conservation Biology 3 12/31/2020
EEB 3893 Foreign Study ICBI 221 Animal Biology 4 6/30/2020
HIST 2993 Foreign Study ICSS 212 History of Southeast Asia in the Modern Period 4 6/30/2021
HIST 3993 Foreign Study ICSO 374 Revolution, Terrorism and the Modern State 4 6/30/2021
LING 1793 Foreign Study ICEG 344 Language and Culture 3 6/30/2022
MCB 2893 Foreign Study ICBI 309 Pathobiology 4 6/30/2022
NUSC 3693 International Studies in Nutritional Sciences ICBI307 Nutrition and Dietetics 4 12/31/2020
POLS 3202 Comparative Political Parties ICSO 272 Comparative Political Systems 3 6/30/2022
POLS 3406 Globalization and Political Change 203 Globalization and the Modern World 3 6/30/2022
POLS 3993 Foreign Study ICSO 271 International Relation 3 6/30/2022
POLS 3993 Foreign Study ICSO 309  Political Movements 3 6/30/2022
PSYC 2300 Abnormal Psychology ICSS255 Abnormal Psychology 3 12/31/2020
PSYC 2301 The Study of Personality ICSS 254 Psychological Approaches to Personality 3 6/30/2022
PSYC 2301 + PSYC 3883 The Study of Personality + Foreign Study CRS001308 SEC028347 Psychological Approaches to Personality 3 + 1 6/30/2022
PSYC 3883 FOREIGN STUDY CRS001488 SEC028356 Psychology of Motivation 3 12/31/2021
PSYC 3883 Foreign Study ICSS 355 Drug Use and Behavior 4 6/30/2022
SOCI 3271 Topics in the Sociology of Culture ICSS 382 Introduction to Global Media and Social Change 3 6/30/2021
SOCI 3393 Foreign Study 317 Poverty and Rural Development in Southeast Asia 4 6/30/2022
WGSS 3993 Foreign Study ICSO 280 Gender Issues in the Modern World 3 12/31/2020

The Experience

You will live in international housing at Baan Suan Apartments with other international students.  All CIS Abroad students get a single room included in their program fee and there are coin-operated washers and dryers available to students.  Shared double rooms are available only upon request.  The Baan Suan apartments are  self-catered so students will need to prepare or purchase their own meals.

You’ll have extensive opportunities to participate in activities with Thai and international students. There are a variety of entertainment events and activities arranged for students, by students. Dances, concerts, plays, and movies are held in various venues around campus, including the recreation center in the Student Union complex.  As a student, you will have the opportunity to participate in a field trip during orientation, and there will be plenty of opportunities throughout the semester to set up your own excursions.  While studying at Mahidol University, students will be able to access beautiful parklands as well as modern facilities that include a health center, bank, and a library and technology center.


Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Salaya, Thailand
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 TBD TBD
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Arts, Business, Humanities, Sciences
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required:
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.75