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  • Locations: Khon Kaen, Thailand
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/11/2019 10/18/2019 01/14/2020 05/14/2020
Fall 2020 05/12/2020 05/18/2020 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Thai Housing Options: Apartment, Homestay
Maximum Credits Available: 15 Prior Language Study: N/A
Click here for a definition of this term Eligibility Requirements: Completed a basic writing course, Completed at least 12 college credits, GPA of 2.75 or higher, Other requirements per provider Duration: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
Excluded from Open Doors: Include Program Sponsor: University-Sponsored
Program Description:

Community Public Health

KHON KAEN, THAILAND

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Program Overview

Immerse yourself in Thailand's public health issues in this intense, people-to-people program designed to create collaboration between people living half a world apart. Gain an in-depth understanding of the role of 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 professional, academics, and community-level public health volunteers

COLLABORATE WITH

local public health leaders to determine research topics and activities that meet community needs

VISIT

Laos, Vietnam, or another Southeast Asian country to compare public health systems

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Excursions & Activities

  • Enjoy a three-day tourist excursion to scenic Chiang Mai (starting Fall 2018)
  • Go on two- to three-day community visits using various research tools to assess community public health needs and build relationships
  • Take a five-day comparative study excursion to Laos, Vietnam, or another Southeast Asian country
  • Head to an overnight excursion where you feed, bathe, and walk your own elephant with "Elephant Lover Home" in Surin Province (starting Fall 2018)
  • Camp at a mountainous national park and watch the sunset while bats stream out of a nearby cave
  • Live with a Thai student in a dorm-style room with internet, air-conditioning, microwave, refrigerator, and heated shower - a five-minute walk to convenience stores, coffee shops, restaurants, and nightlife venues
  • Practice Thai with a Peer tuto

Projects

  • Collaborate in a fieldwork/research project. Past students have studied pesticide consumption, diabetes management, the behavior of motorcyclists, nutrition, trash management, and more.
  • Contribute to human interest stories published in The Isaan Record
  • Help create the newest issue of Common Ground Magazine, a publication of student writing and photography on selected issues
  • Work with CIEE-student-initiated Radical Grandma Collective, a women's weaving group preserving a traditional art and raising money for important local issues
  • Participate in an annual human rights festival or other similar event in the northeast
  • Join other students, Thai resident assistants, and CIEE staff for fun and reflective evenings discussing cross-cultural issues

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Visa
  • 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
  • Three-day excursion to Chiang Mai (transportation, lodging, and trip to Doi Suthep) (starting Fall 2018)
  • Overnight excursion at the Elephant Lover Home in Surin (starting Fall 2018)
  • Five-day study excursion to Laos or another Southeast Asian country
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Food and lodging while on community visits
  • Research costs
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

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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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Fall Dates- Mid August to Mid December
Spring Dates- Late January to Late May

Program Overview

This Madison College sponsored program is run by the Council for International Education Exchange (CIEE). Students will apply to Madison College and to CIEE for acceptance on the program.

Course Information

In addition to the CIEE course offerings and requirements, all students accepted into a semester-long Study Abroad program are required to take the Madison College one credit online course titled "Perspectives on Study Abroad". This course is designed as an introduction to and support of residence and study in another country. Students will learn cultural theories, learning styles, cross-cultural communication skills, and strategies for development of cross-cultural competencies. Students will participate in activities designed to increase their cultural awareness, cross-cultural sensitivity, and own adaptability to another culture. The course will facilitate the intense learning process that occurs when individuals are placed in a new cultural context and will challenge students to explore their own cultural assumptions. The CIEE Seminar on Living and Learning may be substituted for this course.

Additional Information

A passport is required for U.S. citizens traveling abroad. If you need to apply for a passport, it is advised to allow at least 6 weeks for standard processing.

All students are required to attend two pre-departure orientations. These orientations provide information on health and safety, packing, trip planning, flight logistics, and other essential information.

Cost

Program fees will be paid directly to CIEE. Please visit the CIEE webpage for specific program costs. http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/thailand/khon-kaen/community-public-health/

There is a $200 required fee to Madison College that covers Madison College orientation, the academic equivalent process, support before, during, and after Study Abroad, and all associated services.

For More Information

If you would like to know more about studying abroad through Madison College, please email us or call 608-246-6201 to schedule an appointment.