** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
On Campus Residence Hall
Language of Instruction:
CMC GPA Requirement:
9.0 for Fall Study and 8.5 for Spring Study
Program GPA Requirement:
Must meet CMC minimum GPA
Internships are not offered on this program.
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Anthropology, Asian Studies, Developmental Studies, Environmental Studies, Government, History, Human Rights, International Relations, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Public Health, Sociology
On-site semester-long required language course:
CIEE Development and Globalization Program in Khon Kaen, Thailand
Don’t just study complex environmental, development, and globalization issues – confront them in Thailand with CIEE. On the Development and Globalization program, your coursework is a springboard, propelling you into the field to interact with, learn from, and contribute to communities and organizations. You’ll examine issues of development and social justice on a grassroots level, and immerse yourself in Thai culture through community stays, Thai student roommates, fun adventures, and more. A final group project brings your methodical, field based research into focus.
In Thailand you will:
Engage in Thai culture with the help of community stays, translated exchanges, Thai student roommates, and peer tutors
Spend time living and exchanging with villagers and community organizers around the northeast that are affected by human rights issues such as natural resource management, agriculture, land rights, and more
Plan, execute , and present a final group project, which uses methodical, field-based research and contributes to the public sphere, in collaboration with NGOs and local communities
The program will challenge you to assess the effectiveness and far-reaching implications of environmental and development projects, and investigate the relationship between international the role of developed countries.