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Program Highlights for Khon Kaen, Thailand

The city

Language spoken:

Thai Baht (THB, ฿)


City type:
Metropolis (Population >500,000)

Passport & Visa requirements

The program

Program type:
Summer: Specialty, Internship
Semester: Partnership

Host university:
Khon Kaen University

Language of instruction:

Terms offered:
Spring, Summer Internship, Fall, Yearlong

Program capacity:
15 students

Credit type:
Summer: U.S. semester credit
Semester: Overseas credit

Deadline to apply

Summer Community Health Internship 2024:
March 15

Fall/Yearlong 2024-25:
May 1

Spring 2025:
October 1


  • Summer Health Internship:
    • Minimum GPA: 3.0
    • Minimum class standing: Sophomore at time of application
    • Additional prerequisites determined by placement site
  • Semester/Yearlong:
    • Minimum GPA: 2.5
    • Minimum class standing: Sophomore at time of application

Scholarships and Financial Aid:
Deadlines vary

  • Study business management, tourism, international relations, creative media technology, and journalism at the International College of Khon Kaen University in Khon Kaen, Thailand – a vibrant, mid-size cosmopolitan city rich in natural beauty with civilizations and customs dating back to pre-historic times.
  • Gain hands-on experience with a health internship or research assistantship during the summer term.
  • Visit nearby mountainous areas, traditional Isan communities, and neighboring countries such as Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient cultural traditions and customs through fairs and festivals year-round in a fast-growing city and a gateway to Indochina.

Why Study in Khon Kaen?

Students at a local temple (wat) in Khon Kaen, Thailand.Students at a market in Khon Kaen, Thailand.Khon Kaen, a dynamic and colorful city, is known as one of the ‘Big 4’ provinces of Northeastern Thailand. Being the unofficial capital of the Northeast, the city of Khon Kaen is located in the heart of Thailand, well known for its high-quality Mud Mee silk. The ancient cultures, traditions, and historical sites in this area have all contributed to shaping the local people and culture.

Khon Kaen is also the commercial and political center of Northeastern Thailand, featuring several traditional and upscale restaurants, hotels, and shopping areas as well as being the largest center of education, healthcare, and technology.

This unique mix of tradition and modernity makes Khon Kaen an integral part of the experience of living in Thailand.