Skip to Content

Program Highlights for Khon Kaen, Thailand

  • Study business, marketing, and journalism during the semester in the heart of northeastern Thailand, 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 and traditional Isan communities and neighboring countries, i.e. Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam with good public transportation.
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient cultural traditions and customs through fairs and festivals year-round in a fast-growing city and a gateway to Indo-China.

Why Study in Khon Kaen?

Students at a local temple (wat) in Khon Kaen, Thailand.Students at a market in Khon Kaen, Thailand.The colorful, vibrant country of Thailand is considered the "land of smiles," and for good reason: the friendliness and hospitality of the Thai people, 95 percent of whom are Buddhist, will enrich your experience living there.

Khon Kaen is located in the heart of Thailand's northeast region, well known for the high-quality Mud Mee silk. Historically, Khon Kaen is quite a new town, established a little over two centuries ago. However, prehistorically, this town located on the plateau has been home to various cultures as well as other fascinating creatures unknown to the modern world. The ancient cultures, traditions, and historical sites in this area have all contributed to shaping the local people and culture.

Kohn Kaen is the commercial and political center of northeastern Thailand featuring a number of upscale restaurants and hotels, as well as being the largest center of education, healthcare, and technology.

Quick Details

2024-25 Application Cycle

  • Summer Internship 2024: Open
    • Deadline: March 15
  • Fall/Yearlong 2024-25: Open
    • Deadline: May 1
  • Spring 2025: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1


  • Summer Internship
    • Minimum GPA: 3.0
    • Sophomore standing at time of application
    • Additional pre-requisites determined by placement site
  • Semester/Yearlong
    • Minimum GPA: 2.5
    • Sophomore Standing at the time of application

Program Type


  • Summer Internship: U.S. Credit
  • Semester/Yearlong: Overseas Credit

Program Capacity

15 students



Passport & Visa

Passport & Visa Information