Participate in USAC's alternate Chinese Specialty Program located in Chiang Mai, Thailand. During this program, students can study and immerse themselves in Chinese language and culture while living in the ornate "Land of Smiles."
Why study Chinese in Chiang Mai, Thailand?
Chiang Mai has a vibrant Chinese community and a high concentration of people with Chinese-Thai ancestry, making Chinese a much-studied and often-spoken language in the region. Students will see first-hand how Chinese descendants in Chiang Mai have played a significant role in the city’s economic and historical development.
Students will enroll in two or three courses within each 9-credit language track and select their remaining electives from our regular offerings in Chiang Mai, including courses on Chinese history, culture and society.
How to Apply?
The Chinese Studies in Thailand option is part of USAC’s regular Spring semester program in Chiang Mai and includes housing options, field trips, and group activities.
Spring 2022 Application Deadline: Nov. 1, 2021
If you're a current or former student, contact your Enrollment Specialist to switch your application to Chiang Mai.
The Chiang Mai program has as Resident Director (RD) who is responsible for the overall operations of the program, including securing appropriate student housing, hiring outstanding faculty, organizing exciting field trips and overseeing your general well-being.
Chaidarun “Jum” Tippawan is the RD and speaks English and Thai fluently. She received her master’s degree from Uppsala University in Sweden. Malisa “Mali” Boonruang, Sirisorn “Siri” Sittirin, and Keatisak “Keat” Chaipatanapruck, the Chiang Mai Program team members, wholeheartedly help every student out with any matter as well as overseeing course enrollment. Mali and Siri are alumni of Chiang Mai University and Chiang Mai natives while Keat is an expert in locating internship positions for students.
The USAC staff will meet the group flight at the airport and provide the mandatory on-site orientation as well as additional support and resources while you are on the program. Moreover, all of the faculty for the program, in addition to teaching excellent courses, can also give the best advice on how to live and study in Thailand.
Spring: Late application possible contact USAC
Passport required for late applicants
Summer Sessions: Open
Preferred GPA: 2.5
Summer: 50 students
Semester: 60 students