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Field Trips for Khon Kaen, Thailand

Field trips are subject to change. Please contact us for more information.

You are encouraged to particpate in the organized field trips, which are included in your program fees. In addition to the included program field trips, you may also have course field trips and numerous informal activities that expose you to the local culture as well. Field trip destinations may change at the discretion of the Resident Director.

The following are possible destinations, view term calendars for specifics. Due to continually evolving COVID-19 regulations some tours and field studies may or may not be available during the term you choose to study abroad.

City and Temple Tour

The must-see visit in Khon Kaen includes Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakorn, the nine-story Stupa located in Wat Nong Waeng, a royal temple on Klang Mueang Road where the relics of Lord Buddha and important Buddhist scriptures are located. On the top floor is where you can enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the city.

Weekend Street Market Walking Tour

Experience the largest local market showcasing the art, craftsmanship, and local delicacies of the Khon Kaen people. Get ready to haggle with the vendors and to take home many special finds!

Ubolratana Dam

Built across the Phong River to Phu Kao and Phu Phan mountains, Ubolratana Dam is the largest multi-purpose dam in the northeast. With the magnificent view, the attraction is one of the perfect spot for tourists and locals to indulge the natural beauty together with local made grilled food available at the site.

Ban Chiang Cultural Conservative Homestay

Have you ever been thrilled by an Indiana Jones movie? Cue the Indiana Jones theme song and visit Ban Chiang in UdonThani province. Anything that settled beneath Ban Chiang is over 5,000 years old. Antiques can be found in every square inch of this archaeological site. UNESCO lists Ban Chiang as an important world heritage site.

Phu Kao-Phu Khan Kham National Park

Established in 1985, Phu Kao-Phu Phan Kham National Park is Thailand’s 50th national park. It covers a total area of 322 square kilometers, with two sandstone mountains blanketed by deciduous and evergreen forests. The park’s headquarters is located near the reservoir of Ubonrattana Dam, close to Phu Khan Kham mountain.

Udon Thani and Nong Khai Provinces

Visit Udon Thani province which houses one of the largest expat populations in Thailand. The tour also visits Nong Khai province which is located on the banks of the Mekong River just across from Vientiane in Laos, and is known for dreamy pink sunsets and a sluggish pace of life.

Sakon Nakhon and Nakorn Phanom Provinces

Journey to Nakorn Phanom province where Lao and Vietnamese influences are strong. It is truly a melting pot of diverse ethnic cultures and traditions. On the way to Nakorn Phanom, the trip visits the ancient village at Tha Rare that dates back 100 years ago as its architecture was built in half-French, half-Vietnamese style.

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2021-22 App. Cycle

Spring: Suspended

2022-23 App. Cycle

Check back for updates in January of 2022


Preferred GPA: 2.5

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US Credit

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Summer: 50 students

Semester: 50 students



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