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Contemporary Challenges Credits

USAC: Chiang Mai (Thailand)

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
Jan 06, 2021
May 01, 2021
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
No
No
No
Class Standing
First semester Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Sophomore
2.5
Credits

12-18

Program Advisor

The Program

Chiang Mai University (CMU) is home to 40,000 students and is the first institute of higher education in Northern Thailand. Students will take classes at SuanSak Campus, one of CMU''s four campuses, set against the beautiful backdrop of Doi Suthep Mountain.

The Chiang Mai program is the perfect opportunity to live and study in a lively, vibrant city in one of the most scenic areas of an already very beautiful country. The curriculum integrates multiple disciplines in order to respond to the ever-changing issues and events surrounding the country and region. The program is ideal for students who are interested in the economics, philosophy, politics, religions, culture, and language of Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries.

Outside Chiang Mai City

Program Location

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City Tour of Chiang Mai

Thailand

Chiang Mai

Known as the “Rose of the North,” Chiang Mai is located on the Ping River in Northern Thailand and dates back over 700 years. Surrounded by high mountain ranges, it is in one of the most scenic areas in the country. Unlike most of Thailand, the climate in the north—and especially in Chiang Mai—can be cooler, with rain and mist, but it still has tropical heat and humidity. A city of cultural, trading, and economic prominence for hundreds of years, Chiang Mai is host to many historical and cultural landmarks. 

Academics

The program is ideal for students who are interested in the economics, philosophy, politics, religions, culture, and language of Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries. You can find more information on the offered courses here

Academic Calendar

To find out more about the Academic Calendar for USAC: Chiang Mai, click here. 

Fall Semester

Mid August

Mid December

Spring Semester

Early January

Early May

Summer I

Late May

Late June

Summer II

Late June

Early August

Housing and Meals

Students live in Uniloft Dormitory. The apartments here are within walking distance to campus. Typically, these options are fully furnished double rooms equipped with air-conditioning, hot and cold water, small refrigerator, and high speed internet for daily or monthly rental. Many affordable and convenient restaurants and cafes are nearby

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost (Superior Apt Shared) $9,270
Program Cost (Deluxe Apt Shared) $9,390
Program Cost (Dorm Shared) $9,020
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • USAC Program-organized field trips
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,800
Meals $1,100
Utilities $300
Refundable housing deposit $250
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $200
Books and Classroom Materials $100
Local Transportation $250
Personal Expenses $1,500
School uniform (3 shirts and 2 bottoms) $85
USAC Application Fee $100
Total $5,685.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

*The $100 non-refundable USAC application fee you paid USAC has already been deducted from the program cost.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost per Semester (Superior Apt Shared) $8,490
Program Cost per Semester (Deluxe Apt Shared) $8,615
Program Cost per Semester (Dorm Shared) $8,265
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • USAC Program-organized field trips
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,800
Meals $1,100
Utilities $300
Refundable housing deposit $250
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $200
Books and Classroom Materials $100
Local Transportation $250
Personal Expenses $1,500
School uniform (3 shirts and 2 bottoms) $85
USAC Application Fee $100
Total $5,685.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost (Superior Apt Shared) $9,270
Program Cost (Deluxe Apt Shared) $9,390
Program Cost (Dorm Shared) $9,170
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • USAC Program-organized field trips
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,800
Meals $1,100
Utilities $300
Refundable housing deposit $250
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $200
Books and Classroom Materials $100
Local Transportation $250
Personal Expenses $1,500
School uniform (3 shirts and 2 bottoms) $85
USAC Application Fee $100
Total $5,685.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Scholarships

Students are also encouraged to start researching scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Student Spotlight

Shivani and her friends are at an Elephant Sanctuary.

"Although we might have faced a few challenges along the way in terms of assimilating to a brand-new culture and its traditions, I have gained so many new friendships and memories from this program that I know will last a lifetime. From little things like trying to get a taxi for our large group on a busy street to flying to a different city for the weekend, there were so many adventures that I truly will never forget."