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CIEE: Khon Kaen University, Development & Globalization
Khon Kaen, Thailand
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
 Housing:
Rental Housing
 Minimum GPA:
2.75
 Class Standing:
2 - Sophomore
 Courses Offered:
Development and Planning, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Social Sciences/Sociology, Sociology, Thai
 Type of Program:
Direct Enrollment
 Language of Instruction:
English, Thai
 Language Requirement:
0 - none
 Education Abroad Adviser:
Nimisha Thakur
 Internship Available:
No
 Non-Penn State Students:
No
 Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid, Whole World Scholarship
Program Description:

This program offers a wide variety of courses in Thai language, Buddhism, culture, environment and development studies, literature, and Thai politics.  On the Development and Globalization program you will take 4 courses, including one introductory Thai language course plus 3 additional courses (all taught in English); depending upon the semester, some courses may be compulsory. Students are required to take 15 US credits, 22.5 Quarter Hours per semester. Information about the range of courses for this program can be found at the CIEE website. Field trips are also offered as part of this program.
 

Student in Traditional Thai costumeEducation Abroad Credits

You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis.

To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the CIEE Khon Kaen Course Equivalency List. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.

Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad.


Housing and Meals

Your housing will be arranged by CIEE. While not on community visits, students will live in an off-campus rental unit with Thai roommates, where you will be responsible for providing your own meals.

Program Costs
For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Budget Sheets listed above. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Please note that tuition rates above may vary depending on major and class standing.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
Penn
State
students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.

The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships, such as the Whole World Scholarship. Eligibility is based on program location, academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds.  In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please see Funding Study Abroad.

Student at Royal palace in BangkokFor More Information


For more information about this program and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program.  If you're not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative.

 

To learn more about the specifics of this program, schedule an appointment with Nimisha Thakur. For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.



How to Apply
If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page. You must complete the following materials in your application:

  • Education Abroad Questionnaire
  • 1 or 2 academic recommendation(s)
  • Signature documents

 

Please note that you will also be instructed to complete an application with CIEE as a part of your Penn State application. Applications open approximately one year before the program term begins.

 

 



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2014 04/01/2013 
06/15/2013 01/16/2014 05/15/2014
Fall 2014 01/20/2014 
03/15/2014 08/21/2014 12/19/2014
Spring 2015 05/01/2014 06/30/2014 TBA TBA

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