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Education Abroad Office

Chiang Mai University

Area: Global Exchange
Location: Chiang Mai
Country: Thailand
Term: Fall, Academic Year
Website: Chiang Mai Exchange

UofSC's exchange program in Chiang Mai is designed to provide American students with first-hand knowledge of Thai life and culture. Situated in the northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is the largest city with approximately 400,000 residents. A cultural hub means that Chiang Mai offers students a chance to explore the history, art, religion, nature and food of Thailand. Chiang Mai is a bustling city that students are sure to enjoy!

Cost: UofSC resident tuition rates + in-country costs

Requirements: 3.0 GPA, preference is given to students in the College of Engineering and Computing, but all students are welcome to apply

To get an idea of ​​life on site, you will find on the numbeo website indications on the cost of living in Thailand compared to countries in the world.

Students typically earn between 12-15 credits per semester. The faculty of Engineering at Chiang Mai offers courses in one of three international programs: Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management, Information Systems and Network Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Project Management. Students can also study other international courses in different faculties.   To see courses UofSC students have taken at this university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table

The local area has elephant parks, a temple on the mountain, a night market, and a 700 year old temple in town. The international program organizes a variety of local, regional, and international activities each year. Students also have the opportunity for travel on their own.

Per university policy, all UofSC students will be charged emergency medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance for their time abroad. Contact the Education Abroad Office for more details.

CMU does offer some on campus housing for international students. Cost of a room in the international student dorms run from $150 -$250 per month, not including the utility fees and insurance.  They also assist with locating off campus housing, which runs around $300 USD per month.

The academic calendar at CMU only allows for USC students to attend for the fall or academic year. 

All students will be given a comprehensive orientation at the beginning of the semester.  

All students studying in Thailand will need to apply for a Non Immigrant  ED visa.  If a student plans on traveling in the area outside of Thailand they should apply for a multi-entrance visa. Students will need to apply for a visa extension with the Office of Immigration once they arrive in Thailand. Students cannot apply earlier than 90 days before their departure, but should apply as early as possible to ensure the arrival of their visa in a timely manner.


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