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Host University for Khon Kaen, Thailand

Building on campus at Khon Kaen University in Khon Kaen, Thailand.Traditional gifts for teachers during the Wai Kru Ceremony at Khon Kaen University in Khon Kaen, Thailand.Khon Kaen University (KKU) is historic for being the first institution of higher education in Northeastern Thailand. KKU is not only the top-ranking university in Thailand but also the leading educational center in the Mekong subregion. The main campus is located approximately 1.5 miles from the city center on a large, safe and lush green site. Acclaimed as a research university, KKU has world-class research projects in healthcare and tropical medicine, and plays a vital role in the physical, intellectual and mental health of communities.

During the semester, students will enroll with Khon Kaen University International College (KKUIC). KKUIC is at the forefront of international education in Thailand and focuses on providing a good balance of theory and hands-on experience for students. USAC students will be surrounded by diverse international cultures which will result in world-wide friendships, a more holistic view on academics, and better marketability for your future career.

The summer program is centered around health-based internships and research assistantships so are overseen by KKU’s Faculty of Medicine/Public Health/Nursing. All three faculties have been around for about 50+ years and are dedicated to producing graduates who are ready to meet the needs of the community, society, nation, and humanity.

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



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