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Fact Sheet:
Housing Type: Residence Hall Class Status: 2. Sophmore
Program Type: Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 2.75
Areas of Study: Applied Mathematics, Biology, Business Management, Communication, Computer Science, Dance, Environmental Science, Finance, Graphic Design, History, Hospitality Management, International Business, International Studies, Liberal Studies, Marketing, Marketing Communication, Physical Education, Psychology Meal Plan: No Meal Plan
Application Cancellation/Withdrawal Fee: $50
Program Description:
Mahidol University


Mahidol University was founded in 1889 making it the oldest educational institution in Thailand. Mahidol University International College (MUIC) offers various international graduate programs and is accredited by the Thai Ministry of Education. MUIC encourages independent and analytical thinking by providing their students with high standards of international education. With 26,000 students at MUIC 15% are international students. MUIC offer students with a wide range of programs including Arts, Sciences, and Administration. With interactive learning environments, students can expect class engaging discussions and critical exploration of ideas with peers and professors.

Students can also enjoy a simple commute to class and easy access to the inner city. Aside from being in an engaging classroom setting, accommodations at MUIC gives students the opportunity to study in quiet setting such as libraries, computer labs, and gardens.

Bangkok is located on the western bank of Chao Phraya River and is the capital of Thailand. Bangkok used to be a small trading post and fishing town in the 15th century, now it has developed into a dynamic and exciting city in Southeast Asia becoming by far the most populous city in Thailand with over 11 million inhabitants. Yet, the traditional heritage of the Thai Buddhist temples and rich culture remain present.

With the country’s politics, economy, and culture all centered in Bangkok, it is easily influential in both the arts and entertainment creating waves of tourist and migrants both domestically and internationally. Visitors will not only find western cosmopolitan amenities and conveniences but also unique treasures intact with Thai culture and historical attractions.

Thailand is largely tropical and is characterized by monsoons. In the southern region where Bangkok is located there are only two seasons, rainy and dry. During the rainy season (April-October) occupants of the city can expect an average of rainfall of 8.5 during those months. The average temperature for the year is between 77 °F and 86 °F.

During this semester study abroad program, students who enroll at Mahidol University can take courses in English with international and local students. Mahidol University offers courses in subjects such as Biological Sciences, Business, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Film and Television Production, Food Science & Technology, International Hospitality Management and more.

Students take four 4 credit courses, worth a total of 16 credits. Note: students may take a fifth course for an additional fee, but must contact the ISA Thailand Site Specialist or Program Manager for more information.
Courses in Communication Design, Media Communication, Animation Production, and/or Film & TV production will have an additional fee.

You can find their list of academic programs here.

The Spring 2018 Academic Calendar is as follows:
  • Depart from U.S.: December 26, 2017
  • Arrival Date: December 27, 2017
  • Orientation: December 28, 2017 - January 2, 2018 (Including Excursion)
  • Classes Start: January 4, 2018
  • Mid-Term Exams: February 8-27, 2018  
  • Final Exams: March 28 -  April 3, 2018
  • Departure Date: April 4, 2018

The Fall 2018 Academic Calendar is as follows:
  • Arrival Date: August 31, 2018.
  • Orientation: September 1-7, 2018.
  • Classes Start: September 10, 2018.
  • Mid-Term Exams: October 16- November 03, 2018.
  • Final Exams: December 3-December 9, 2018.
  • Departure Date: December 10, 2018.
*Students are advising to confirm all arrival and departure dates in their ISA student portal prior to booking flights, as dates may change.

ISA students live in Green Park Home  together with domestic (Thai) and international students. Green Park Home is a 3-story building with a mix of single rooms, shared rooms, and shared bathroom facilities. Every room is fully furnish and includes an air conditioner. Green Park Home also has a common lounge, kitchen, Internet, cable TV, international call telephone services, and cleaning services. Housing is a 10 minute bus ride to MUIC. Students take bus No. 84 or No. 164 to get MUIC, or downtown Bangkok. A free shuttle bus from Green Park Home to campus is provided every morning.

Please note all housing is based upon availability, so please be sure to complete your application by the deadline. 

You can find a link to their housing here
Student Life:

Students can immerse themselves in Thai culture by visiting gleaming temples and golden Buddha’s, framed in both rural and modern landscapes. Students can also experience authentic Thai cuisine that expresses the fundamentals of Thai culture, generous, warm, refreshing and relaxing. With tropical abundance, each Thai dish is made with fresh and local ingredients. With a small commute to the city of Bangkok, students can visit many of the famous monuments the “Old City” has to offer. Students can also visit The Museum of Siam and the Weekend Market that consist of 8,000 vendors selling anything you can think of!

You can also see a photo gallery of amazing places to visit while you are abroad in Thailand! You can see these photos here

While there is no structured volunteer program offered, any student truly interested in volunteering while in Bangkok can work with the ISA Bangkok staff to find different opportunities. Students simply present different organizations or areas that interest them and the Bangkok staff can help you figure out how to get involved.
and Safety
All students will travel abroad with GeoBlue international health insurance, which is purchased by the College. Students will receive an electronic and hard copy of their insurance card, and should a doctor's visit (commonly referred to as hospital visit abroad) be necessary, they should reach out to their on-site study abroad coordinator/resident director. Students will be required to contact GeoBlue prior to their appointment, unless of course in the case of an emergency, and should follow the procedures outlined here. 

Students are also encouraged to register themselves in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), a free service provided by the U.S. government to U.S. citizens traveling abroad. STEP allows Americans abroad to receive updates from the nearest embassy or consulate and allows the Department of State to better assist you in an emergency. 

For additional health and safety tips, please visit our Health & Safety link on our main page. 

Student Visa:
All students studying abroad in Thailand must obtain a student visa prior to traveling. You will receive a Certificate of Enrollment (CoE) from Mahidol Univeristy once you have met the financial and academic requirements. The CoE is a letter from Mahidol University authorizing Thailand’s Government to grant you a student visa. It confirms that you are officially enrolled in a full time course of study at Mahidol University for the dates listed. The CoE includes a special number assigned specifically to you. You will use this number when applying for your visa online. You should apply for your visa at least 30 days before the start of your program but no more than 90 days prior to departure. Students do NOT need to apply in person. Once your visa is granted, you will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a 90 day period per entry and can apply for an extension at the Office of Immigration Bureau onsite.
* Students are not permitted to work with a student visa in Thailand.
The student visa application for Thailand is found at the following website:here 


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