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.
doctors, nurses, public health professional, academics, and community-level public health volunteers
local public health leaders to determine research topics and activities that meet community needs
Laos, Vietnam, or another Southeast Asian country to compare public health systems
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
Collaborate in a fieldwork/research project. Past students have studied pesticide consumption, diabetes management, the behavior of motorcyclists, nutrition, trash management, and more.
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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.