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  • Locations: Bangkok, Thailand; Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Program Terms: Summer
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Class Standing: 1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.00 Field of Study: Liberal Studies
Credit Type: Resident Credit Program Type: CES Faculty-Led Program
SDSU Office: 2-Extended Studies
Program Description:

Liberal Studies in Thailand


*NEW* for Summer 2019: Add your name to the Inquiry List below
Dates Abroad: TBA
Course Dates: TBA
Price: TBA 
 
PROGRAM SNAPSHOT
 
This program offers international experience in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand. Students will attend class with their SDSU professor Monday through Friday. Participants will also interact with teachers and students at local schools in Thailand. SDSU students will make observations, participate in lessons, and take away experiences to enhance their futures as elementary and middle school teachers. Additionally, participants will engage with unique aspects of the locale with an emphasis on local culture and history. These experiences are designed to be personally enriching as well as useful to their future careers as teachers. In addition, participants will coordinate and implement a service learning project related to education. 
 
  • This program is only open to SDSU Liberal Studies majors and pre-major students


LOCATION

This program takes place in the two cities in Thailand: Bangkok and Chiang Mai. 


COURSE

All participants are required to register for the following SDSU College of Extended Studies (CES) “Special Sessions” course.  After you apply and are officially enrolled in the program, you will receive instructions on how to register for the course from the College of Extended Studies.
 
  • ED 450: Liberal Studies in Thailand (1 unit SDSU resident credit)
    • This course meets the Liberal Studies undergraduate international experience requirement.
 
HINT for SDSU students: Log in to your WebPortal account and check your Degree Evaluation to see if the course fulfills your graduation requirementsOtherwise, meet with an academic advisor to discuss your options; click HERE for more information.  
 

HOUSING AND MEALS

TBA - More information coming soon! 



ACTIVITIES

This program may include the following (subject to change - more information coming soon!): Walking tours in Bangkok and Chiang Mai; Tours of various temples, cultural sites, and universities; Bua Tong Waterfalls; Elephant Jungle Sanctuary; Night Market Excursion; Thai cooking class; Outdoor Adventure; City tour of Grand Palace; Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho, Wat Arun Chinatown and Siam Excursions; Lumpini Park; Khaoson Road Excursion, etc.  


FACULTY LEADER
 
TBA - More information coming soon
 
  • For course content, requirements, and specific information about the program contact Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan, Director of the Liberal Studies Program, at 
    vloh-hagan@sdsu.edu 
 

PROGRAM FEE, REFUND POLICY, AND FUNDING INFORMATION

Payment Schedule:
TBA - More information coming soon
 
Included in the Program Fee:
  • 1 unit of SDSU resident credit
  • Travel Medical & Repatriation insurance through SDSU
  • More information coming soon!

Not included in the Program Fee:
  • Roundtrip airfare to Thailand
  • Passport and visa fees (visit Students Abroad for more information)
  • Vaccinations, if necessary (visit CDC website for more information) 
  • Personal expenses
  • More information coming soon!
 
Refund Policy:
Program Costs Refund:
  • TBA - More information coming soon!
     
Course Tuition Refund:

Funding and Scholarship Information:
  • Visit the CES Study Abroad website for more information about financial aid, scholarships, military and veterans benefits, and other funding sources. 


NOTES REGARDING THIS PROGRAM
  • TBA - More information coming soon


PREREQUISITES AND ADMISSION INFORMATION
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.0 
  • Open only to SDSU Liberal Studies majors and pre-majors.
  • SDSU students cannot be on academic probation (less than 2.0 GPA) or disciplinary probation (expulsion, judicial, or suspension) at the time of application and/or at the time of course registration. The standard CES refund policy for study abroad applies if you are found to be on probation after applying to the program.
  • Minimum age to participate is 18.
  • After applying and being accepted into the program, all participants must complete BOTH a mandatory pre-departure orientation sponsored by the College of Extended Studies (CES) as well as a program-specific orientation(s) with their faculty leader(s) prior to departure. Details about both will be sent after acceptance into the program.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
 
Summer 2019: If you are interested in attending this program in Summer 2019, add your name to the Inquiry List below and you'll receive email updates when available.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION
  • Click HERE for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about College of Extended Studies (CES) study abroad programs.
  • For course content, requirements, and specific information about the program contact Dr. Loh-Hagan, Liberal Studies Program Director, at vloh-hagan@sdsu.edu 
  • For more information about the program application and payment process, contact Phil Hoog, Study Abroad Advisor, in the College of Extended Studies, Faculty-Led Study Abroad office: phoog@sdsu.edu, (619) 594-0638.


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

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