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Program Description:

Community Public Health

KHON KAEN, THAILAND

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Program Overview

Immerse yourself in Thailand's public health issues in this intense, people-to-people program designed to create collaboration between people living half a world apart. Gain an in-depth understanding of the role of public health in this inviting part of Thailand and discover more about yourself and your role in the world.

Unique Experiences

INTERACT WITH

doctors, nurses, public health professional, academics, and community-level public health volunteers

COLLABORATE WITH

local public health leaders to determine research topics and activities that meet community needs

VISIT

Laos, Vietnam, or another Southeast Asian country to compare public health systems

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Excursions & Activities

  • Enjoy a three-day tourist excursion to scenic Chiang Mai (starting Fall 2018)
  • Go on two- to three-day community visits using various research tools to assess community public health needs and build relationships
  • Take a five-day comparative study excursion to Laos, Vietnam, or another Southeast Asian country
  • Head to an overnight excursion where you feed, bathe, and walk your own elephant with "Elephant Lover Home" in Surin Province (starting Fall 2018)
  • Camp at a mountainous national park and watch the sunset while bats stream out of a nearby cave
  • Live with a Thai student in a dorm-style room with internet, air-conditioning, microwave, refrigerator, and heated shower - a five-minute walk to convenience stores, coffee shops, restaurants, and nightlife venues
  • Practice Thai with a Peer tuto

Projects

  • Collaborate in a fieldwork/research project. Past students have studied pesticide consumption, diabetes management, the behavior of motorcyclists, nutrition, trash management, and more.
  • Contribute to human interest stories published in The Isaan Record
  • Help create the newest issue of Common Ground Magazine, a publication of student writing and photography on selected issues
  • Work with CIEE-student-initiated Radical Grandma Collective, a women's weaving group preserving a traditional art and raising money for important local issues
  • Participate in an annual human rights festival or other similar event in the northeast
  • Join other students, Thai resident assistants, and CIEE staff for fun and reflective evenings discussing cross-cultural issues

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Visa
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to Thai culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Three-day excursion to Chiang Mai (transportation, lodging, and trip to Doi Suthep) (starting Fall 2018)
  • Overnight excursion at the Elephant Lover Home in Surin (starting Fall 2018)
  • Five-day study excursion to Laos or another Southeast Asian country
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Food and lodging while on community visits
  • Research costs
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

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Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 08/13/2019 12/12/2019
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Late applications may be accepted, but colleges typically need time to process your approval.