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Activities for Khon Kaen, Thailand

Thai Buddy Program

The International Affairs Division (IAD) at Khon Kaen University organizes a buddy program for local and international students to exchange cultural information. IAD provides a special orientation and preparation meeting to selected Buddies, with a specific focus on Thai cultural Do's and Don't's. A variety of events and activities are planned through the terms which has previously included:

  • Campus tour encompassing KKU highlights, student life on and off campus, health & safety, resources on campus, etc.
  • International ‘national day’ events throughout the year depending on nationalities of the students
  • Cultural activities such as Loy Krathong (full moon festival in November), Songkran (Thai New Year in April), and other religious days
  • Farewell event

Cultural Immersion

USAC encourages you to get involved in the local community and campus. As a USAC student, you will receive a student ID card, which provides you access to all campus facilities and the ability to participate in university clubs, sports, and activities. Clubs are grouped into four categories: academic, art and cultural, volunteer, and moral and ethics.

Additional examples of immersion opportunities include:

  • Volunteering
  • Practicing your Thai and learning more about local culture
  • Hiking (“trekking”) in local nature preserves and national parks
  • Find activities such as silk weaving workshops, pottery workshops, natural tie-dye workshops, traditional Thai performance, Muay Thai, Thai Dance or Thai massage

Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Summer Internship
  • Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: May 1
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1


Summer Internship
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Sophomore standing at time of application
Additional pre-requisites determined by placement site.

Minimum GPA: 2.5
Sophomore Standing at the time of application

Program Type



Summer Internship
U.S. Credit

Overseas Credit

Program Capacity

15 students



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