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This is the program brochure page.
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description

Overview

Khon Kaen OverviewPhoto & information courtesy of USAC

   Quick Facts

 
  • Study at Khon Kaen University (KKU), the first university in northeastern Thailand
  • The main campus is located 1.5 miles from the city center in a lush, green area
  • Enjoy cultural immersion activities such as visiting local Buddhist temples, hiking, and visiting historical sites
  • The program is ideal for students who are interested in learning about healthcare in Thailand

Location


Khon Kaen Temple
Photo & Information courtesy of USAC

Location Details

Khon Kaen is located in the northeast region of Thailand approximately 280 miles from Thailand's capital city of Bangkok.  The population of Khon Kaen is 1.8 million people.

Khon Kaen is known as being a commercial and political center of Northeastern Thailand and features a number of upscale restaurants and hotels. Though this is a large and bustling city, it is still undiscovered by tourists.  Enjoy discovering this local city with a hospitable community.

As Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam are nearby, you can use public transportation to visit neighboring countries and expand your cultural horizons.  

Visa Information

U.S. citizens may require a visa* depending on the length of the program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. 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 Withdrawal Policy

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.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

Curriculum
Students will take 12-18 credits in the semester.  Courses focus on Southeast Asian culture and health  Students also have the option to take a Thai language course. 

Students have opportunities to further engage with the host country by participating in field studies and other cultural activities. 

Academic Opportunities
USAC Course List  Click here
USAC Course Syllabi  Email syllabus@usac.edu
Submit a USAC Syllabus for Evaluation Click here
Courses Previously Taken by ASU Students (may not be offered during your term of study) Click here
Internship Internship Must be in junior standing and have a 3.0 minimum G.P.A.  For more information about internships, click here.
 
Course Levels, Credits & Grades
  USAC Program ASU
Course Levels 1000-2000 Lower division
3000-4000 Upper division
Credit  3 credits *  3 credits*
Grades USAC programs follow U.S. grading and credit standards.  All credits and grades will be posted to your ASU record after completion of your program.  As courses are graded, not pass/fail, they will be factored into your ASU G.P.A.
 


Khon Kaen Academics
Khon Kaen Campus
Photos courtesy of USAC

Housing

Khon Kaen Dormitory Beds
Khon Kaen Dormitory Kitchen
Photos courtesy of USAC

Program Housing

Students will have a choice of living in the KKU Dormitory on campus or of being placed in a private apartment off-campus.

More information about housing can be found on the USAC page here.

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

Partnership program participants will NOT pay ASU tuition for the courses completed abroad. Instead, participants will pay a Program Fee as a condition of participation. Partnership program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the published Program Fee. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost SheetSpring Semester Cost SheetAcademic Year Cost Sheet, or Summer Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. 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.

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. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost SheetSpring Semester Cost SheetAcademic Year Cost Sheet, or Summer Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 10/15/2019
**
Rolling Admission 01/12/2020 05/08/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.