On-Site Staff for Khon Kaen, Thailand
Specialty Programs have an on-site Resident Director (RD) who provides comprehensive support to students throughout their study abroad experience. RDs run and manage the entire program on site.
Resident Director, Jum.
Chaidarun "Jum" Tippawan is the Resident Director of the Kohn Kaen program and has been a Resident Director with USAC since fall 2013. She speaks English and Thai fluently and received her master's degree from Uppsala University in Sweden.
Program Assistant, Bussarin
Jum is supported by Program Assistant Bussarin Udomsap, or PK (her nickname) for short. PK is a Khon Kaen local and received both her bachelor and master degrees from Khon Kaen University. She speaks English fluently and has been working in the international education field for more than four years.
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.