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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description

Overview

Meditation


Mountain View

Students will travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand to study a variety of mindfulness practices and experience the unique and mindful Thai culture.  Students will be able to better understand themselves, multiple perspectives, and a variety of world views. A variety of mindful and cultural activities will give students the chance to live as a Buddhist monk, visit a temple in the forest, and create their own Thai feast.
 

Quick Facts

  • August 1 - August 12, 2020

  • Spend 10 days in the heart of Thai culture

  • Visit Wat Palad, the secret temple in the jungle

  • Learn to cook your own authentic Thai food

  • Open to all students with a 2.0 GPA or higher

  • Earn 1 credit
     

    Application Requirements

    To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.

  • Electronically sign our standard signature documents:

  • Submit emergency contact details
  • Student will need to meet with one of the faculty from the program before being approved.

Location


 Night Scene

Location Details


CHIANG MAI
A culturally diverse city that dates back over 700 years.  A recent survey by Conde Nast named Chiang Mai in the top 10 friendliest cities in the world.  Surround yourself with a variety of experiences, the hustle of a large city, the rainforest of the mountains, and the deep rooted tradition of Chiang Mai…all in one day!

Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

Academics

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students of any major or academic level are encouraged to apply.  Students must have a 2.0 GPA or higher.

Courses


Students will take UNI 240: Researching Mindfulness for 1 credit.*

*Please note that this course counts towards your Fall semester load.  If registering for this course will put you in a course-overload situation, you will need to speak with your academic advisor for an override.   


Course Format


The course will take place during session A as an iCourse/online to focus on the research of mindfulness with the portion in Thailand focusing on practical application at the beginning of the course (August 1 - August 12, 2020).
Students and Tempe

Faculty

Faculty Director

Erin Benfiel-MacDonald
Instructor, Academic Success Programs
E-mail: Erin.Benefiel@asu.edu


Amanda Voigt
Course Manager, Academic Success Programs
E-mail: Amanda.Voigt@asu.edu


Corinne Corte
Director, Academic Success Programs
E-mail: Corinne.Corte@asu.edu




Chiang Mai Buddhist Temple
 

Housing

Housing

Program Housing

 
Students will stay in a hotel in the heart of the Old City.  Students can walk or take a red truck anywhere they need to be able to explore independently

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in Thailand, sidewalks and street crossings are not suitable for travelers with mobility issues. Newly constructed buildings, facilities, and transportation equipment should be accessible for persons with mobility issues. However, enforcement of these provisions is not uniform.

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. 

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

The Program Fee for Pre-Fall 2020 is $2,985.

Program Fee includes: Housing, daily breakfast, airport pickup and drop-off, site visits and cultural events, in-country transportation, ASU faculty support, and international health insurance. Not included: ASU tuition and fees for the one-credit course, airfare, passport & visa fees, most meals, personal expenses, and miscellaneous items.  Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program cost sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities

  • ASU Tuition Waiver may be applied on this program to cover the tuition associated with this program.  The ASU Tuition Waiver cannot be used to subsidize the posted program fee.

Resources

Links to Additional Resources

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Dates & Deadlines

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.