The Education Abroad Network Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia


This multi-disciplinary program works in two separate modules, integrating the social science disciplines of geography, sociology, political science, economics and law with natural science, as well as examining a general survey of Thai culture and society. Students will formally undertake two courses, or modules, taught by faculty from Chang Mai’s PayPal University.

The first module, Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia, is designed to introduce students to the complexities of development processes and problems in the Mekong region that result from the impact in changes in cultural and political movements, government legislation, economic and trade relations, resource use and health issues.

The second module, Cultural Foundations of Thai Studies introduces students to Thailand through a general survey of topics on Thai culture and society. Students will focus on the enduring cultural practices and institutions of Thailand, while also emphasizing issues of cultural relativism and cross-cultural evaluation.


* Service learning experiences in Laos and Thailand
* Visit to Doe Soothe National Park
* Visit to Hangman in Mae Hong Son Provinces
* Overnight treks to Hmong and Karen Villages
* Lung Probing World Heritage Town
* Charm Village Home-stay
* Chang Mai Khan-toke Traditional Dinner
* Thai Cooking School
* English speaking and experienced local guides in all locations

Degree Level

Bachelor’s Degree (Undergraduate)

Subject Areas

  • Biology (general)
  • Chemistry
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Law
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physics
  • Political Science/politics
  • Sociology

Cost in US$:

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Cost Include Description:

The program fee includes all accommodation, comprehensive arrival orientation, ground transportation, academic credit, various excursions and tours, entrance fees to National Parks, cultural centers, etc. and many meals. Students will incur additional costs for personal spending, additional meals and extra travel. A full itinerary is provided upon acceptance to the program.

This Program is open to

American Australian Canadian European Kiwi and South African Participants

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • Online Application plus Application Assessment
  • Transcript
  • Letters of Reference
  • Other

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network

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