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  • Locations: Khon Kaen, Thailand
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: UNCW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Thai Program Type: Study Abroad
Provider: CIEE Field of Study: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Culture, Developmental Sciences, Environmental Science, Health & Human Services, Health Science, Humanities, International Studies, Other Language & Literature, Public Health, Service Learning, Social Work, Thai, Urban Studies
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Standing: Sophomore
Advisor: Katrena Henderson
Program Description:

Summer Community Public Health

KHON KAEN, THAILAND

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Program Overview

Immerse yourself in Thailand's public health system in this intense, people-to-people program, which seeks to create collaboration between people living half a world apart. Through intensive courses, language classes, a two-week field research practicum in a community, and site visits, you'll learn about public health in this inviting part of Thailand and discover more about yourself and your role in the world.

Unique Experiences

INTERACT WITH DOCTORS, NURSES, PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS,

academics, and community-level public health volunteers striving to improve public health in Thailand.

COLLABORATE WITH LOCAL COMMUNITY PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERS

to determine research topics and activities that meet community needs.

TAKE A BOAT EXCURSION

on the scenic Mekong River

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Excursions & Activities

  • Take a camping trip to mountainous national park and go to scenic Chiang Khan for a boat ride on the Mekong River
  • Build relationships with frequent two- to three-day community visits using various research tools to assess community public health needs 
  • Feed, bathe, and walk your own elephant with "Elephant Lover Home" in Surin Province 
  • Enjoy a traditional Thai massage.
  • Take a Thai cooking class.
  • Live with a Thai student in a dorm-style room with internet, air-conditioning, microwave, and refrigerator, a five-minute walk to convenience stores, coffee shops, restaurants, nightlife venues
  • Practice your Thai in peer tutor sessions 

Projects

  • Collaborate in community-based, fieldwork/research.
  • Carry out a modest, half-day public health education project  
  • Contribute to human interest stories for partner publication, The Isaan Record

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to Thai culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Overnight with the Elephant Lover Home in Surin
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Food, lodging, and transportation community visits and field research
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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