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Field Trips for Chiang Mai, Thailand

Field trips are subject to change. Please contact us for more information.

You are encouraged to participate in the organized field trips, which are included in your program fees. In addition to the program field trips, you may also have course field trips and numerous informal activities that expose you to the local culture as well. Destinations may change at the discretion of the Resident Director.

The following are possible destinations, view term calendars for specifics.

City and Temple Tour

Explore the Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Pan Tao, and Wat Phra Singh temples in the heart of the "Chiang Mai old city" to learn the cultures and history of beautiful northern Thailand.

Chiang Rai

This two-day and one-night field trip takes you to Chiang Rai province. Chiang Rai is a traveler’s paradise, endowed with abundant natural attractions and antiquities. Attractions range from ruins of ancient settlements and Buddhist shrines to magnificent mountain scenery and hill tribe villages. For those interested in the natural side of Chiang Rai, jungle trekking is a magical experience; explore the mountains of the north along various hiking trails, many of which access the villages of diverse hill tribal groups, many of whom maintain their traditional lifestyle.

Doi Suthep Temple

Doi Suthep Temple is one of the most famous and prestigious temples in Chiang Mai, where you will find the Buddha's relics enshrined.

Lampang Province

This two-day and one-night field trip takes you to Lampang province. Drawn to the city's riverside charm, locals and outsiders have opened a small but growing spread of hip cafes, tasty restaurants and image-conscious hotels in recent years – in addition to the city's gorgeous antique buildings and two of the best markets in the north. Yet despite all this, Lampang sees relatively few visitors, giving it more of an undiscovered feel than some of the more touristy destinations in the north.

Mae Kampong

Mae Kampong is a typical Northern Thai village where you can get a sense of unique northern Thai culture and language. There are numerous natural attractions such as hilly evergreen forest, a seven-level waterfall, and a stone cliff. Staying overnight in a homestay is a popular option to observe the simple way of life of the villagers.

Sunday Street Market Walking Tour

Experience the largest local market showcasing the art and craftsmanship of the Chiang Mai people. Get ready to haggle with vendors and to take home many special finds!

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

Spring: Open

Spring Accelerated (Jan-March): Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer programs: Open

Fall/Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

Summer: 50 students

Semester: 60 students



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