There are many ways to get involved in the local community and campus, including visiting local Buddhist temples and having a “monk chat,” visiting the nearby real sites of ASEAN trade and economy, visiting local markets and shops, and having real conversations in Thai with locals. In the local community, USAC encourages students to voluntarily join social service activities such as helping disabled children, teaching English to young students in local schools and to monks, joining rural development projects, and volunteering in an orphanage or at the zoo. Thai buddies and conversation partners also help student practice their Thai as well as help student make sense of living in Chiang Mai.
You are also encouraged to participate in the opportunities listed below.
Spring Accelerated (Jan-March): Open
Summer programs: Open
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Summer: 50 students
Semester: 60 students