Program Overview

Based at Khon Kaen University since 1991, the program’s focus on development was established in 1994. The Development and Globalization program is committed to dialogue and the importance of participation of all parties in the educational process. A significant amount of time is provided for you to organize with other students and to enjoy the full potential of an educational process that challenges you not just academically, but also on a deeply personal level.

In the Development and Globalization program, your coursework is a springboard, propelling you into the field to interact with, learn from, and contribute to communities and organizations. You will examine issues of development and social justice on a grassroots level, and immerse yourself in Thai culture through community stays, Thai student roommates, excursions, and more. A final group project brings your methodical, field based research into focus. You will be required to take The Human Perspective on Development and the Environment, Directed Research Field Study/Practicum, Social Research Methods, and one Thai language course at an appropriate level.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Development and Globalization Program

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.

Application process

If you are interested in applying to a CIEE program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.

Selection for the program is based on a review of the your written application, recommendation, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Program Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by CIEE.

IMPORTANT: Application for a CIEE program involves two parts:

  1. Completion of the GEO application process.
  2. Completion of the CIEE application process.

Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the CIEE deadline. An application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Dates and Deadlines

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE.
TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20204/1/2020Mid-AugustMid-December
Academic Year2020-214/1/2020Mid-AugustMid-May
Spring Semester202110/1/2020Mid-JanuaryMid-May

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