University of Oregon

Payap University Exchange

Program Overview

Note: This program is projected to be relaunched in Spring 2018 or Fall 2018​. 

The Thai and Southeast Asian Studies Program at Payap University is a one or two semester program for students interested in becoming proficient in the Thai language and knowledgeable about Thai and Southeast Asian culture. It offers a well-developed language curriculum, required and elective courses in a wide range of disciplines (history, anthropology, the arts, religion, political science), and extensive field trips, excursions, and cultural activities.

Students enrolling for a second semester may work with a Payap University faculty member to develop an independent study. Preparation for such study must begin mid-way through the first semester and must be approved by the University of Oregon.

Application Process

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, transcripts, recommendations and completion of the interview process. After the initial application is complete, you will be required to complete the Payap University exchange application in a timely manner. This application will be provided after the interview.

Student Life

This is a student exchange program in which you will directly enroll in courses at one of the University of Oregon’s partner universities.  Exchange programs differ from other study abroad options and do not necessarily include significant on-site student support services, such as academic advising, health & counselling services, planned excursions or social events.  Students most comfortable and successful in exchange programs typically have high levels of self-reliance, resourcefulness, and willingness to adapt to unfamiliar teaching styles and living arrangements.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester2017TBDTBDTBD
Academic Year2017TBDTBDTBD
Spring Semester2017TBDTBDTBD

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.