Completed a basic writing course, Completed at least 12 college credits, GPA of 2.75 or higher, Other requirements per provider
Fall Semester, Spring Semester
Excluded from Open Doors:
CIEE Community Public Health Program in Khon Kaen, Thailand
According to the World Health Organization, Thailand has “a long and successful history of health development,” yet it continues to struggle with public health issues such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. On CIEE’s Community Public Health program, you’ll examine these issues and more on regional and national levels through classroom instruction, fieldwork, and research with the help of health agencies, and visits to local communities. Plus, you’ll develop your Thai language skills, and explore this youthful, educated hub.
Study abroad in Thailand and you will:
Interact and engage with villagers, academic researchers, government officers, and practitioners working to improve public health in Thailand
Visit various public health facilities and participate in community research stays
Visit another Southeast Asian country to compare and contextualize your knowledge of public health systems
Direct enroll at Khon Kaen University’s Faculty of Public Health
Engage in Thai culture through community stays, translated exchanges, Thai student roommates, and peer tutors
Take hold of the unique opportunity to examine issues of public health on both national and regional levels, with CIEE Thailand.
Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.
Fall Dates- Mid August to Mid December Spring Dates- Late January to Late May
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.
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.
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.