The Education Abroad Network: Study Australia, Study New Zealand, Study Asia
Dates / Deadlines:
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** 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.
Additional Fee (SPU Partner Programs):
1 - No Additional Fee
Areas of Study:
Art, Art History, Business, Film, History, International Business, International Relations, Modern Languages, Music, Philosphy, Political Science, Service Learning, Sociology, Theology, Women's Studies
Study abroad in Thailand to discover a country that is truly a land of contrasts, a delightful mix of frenetic energy and serene moments. Hold tight as your tuk-tuk careens high-speed down crowded alleyways, around each corner a new delight. It might be a couple of young, orange-cloaked monks in quiet conversation or the rush of what seems like a thousand mopeds competing for the street. Venture into the bustling markets, a tapestry of exotic tropical fruits and brightly colored spices overloading the senses. From the gorgeous countryside of rice fields to jungle-clad mountains to world famous beaches – whether it be big bustling cities or quiet ancient temples – the natural beauty, the friendliness of the people, and its rich culture make Thailand a simply irresistible destination to study abroad.
Chiang Mai Program Highlights
Study abroad in Chiang Mai, the cultural heart of Thailand, home to many traditional Thai festivals
Live with a Thai student roommate in modern, off-campus housing
Innovative academic program includes overnight field trips to traditional hill-tribe villages
Volunteer opportunities at a local orphanage or teaching English to young Buddhist monks
Explore the historical kingdoms of Thailand with an excursion to Sukhothai, Ayutthaya and Bangkok
Safety, stability, and a low cost of living make Chiang Mai a desirable location
Comprehensive three-day Orientation Program in Chiang Mai, including spending a day with elephants
"My study abroad experience in Chiang Mai was invaluable. The exposure to new cultures, perspectives, and experiences is something I would have never been able to obtain in the United States. I believe studying abroad gave me the tools and knowledge I need to be competitive in school, work and life in general, because the exposure to new peoples, cultures, problems, lifestyles, and perspectives enables you to be more understanding, open, innovative, and informed. Something that made the TEAN program special is that we all had Thai roommates. This helped immensely with facilitating cultures and it gave us the opportunity to see the culture side of Thailand, not just the tourist portions of it."
Christiana Brimmage, Georgia State University
SPU Partner Program: Tier 1
Seattle Pacific University has partnered with affiliated organizations or host universities that have been vetted for their academic and student support. Partner Programs are eligible for federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarshps.
For SPU Partner Programs, you will be charged one quarter of SPU tuition for participation during fall quarter or winter/spring quarters combined. Depending on the tier level of the selected program, an additional fee for tiers 2-10 will be charged. For fee information, see Partner Program Cost.
Full tuition (4 courses)
Guaranteed pre-arranged, off-campus student housing (dorms or apartments)
Overseas health insurance, plus evacuation and repatriation insurance
Services of local Resident Directors in Thailand
Three-day TEAN Orientation Program with meals, excursions and transportation
Cultural events and group meals scheduled throughout the semester
Wireless internet access in housing
Local SIM card provided upon arrival with initial credit (student to bring an unlocked phone)
Five-day Thai village home stay
Golden Triangle multi-day academic excursion
All course readings provided as pdfs
Extensive pre-departure counseling and information packets
Official academic transcripts at conclusion of program
Help with student visa preparation
Airport pickup and transfer to accommodation in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai Farewell Dinner at conclusion of program
What's Not Included:
International airfare ($1,000 – 1,800)
Student visa ($200)
Housing: Apartments or residence hall. Cost varies.
Electricity in housing (estimated $200, but depends on usage)
Meals during the semester ($700)
Local transportation ($100)
School uniform ($30)
Transfer to airport at end of program ($7)
The Thailand Southern Islands excursion is an optional excursion. Approximate cost US$390.
SPU $50 non-refundable application fee
SPU $300 non-refundable fee will be due as part of your SPU application and considered your commitment to the program. As SPU has a capacity of 50 students every year for Partner Programs, this fee would be refunded if your application was submitted after we reached capacity.
Additional Costs to Consider:
Provider application fees and deposits (if applicable)
Generally, students spend more money while they are abroad than during a typical quarter at SPU. These costs vary per student, and are usually associated with extra in-country and personal travel, eating out, entertainment, and purchasing gifts and souvenirs. If you would like more information about general costs of the items mentioned above and/or general affordability of study abroad, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.