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Mahidol University - Semester or Year Abroad


Overview

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has designed this program at Mahidol University with your individual student goals in mind. It is built around a unique Discovery Model which is delivered by some of the best staff in study abroad, both in the U.S. and overseas, in order to provide you with an individualized experience through discovery in 5 key areas: personal, academic, cultural, social, and career. Learn more about the Discovery Model.

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad offers semester/year abroad programs with Mahidol University.

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General information applicable to all GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Semester and Year Abroad Programs:

Use the left-hand navigation for information specific to this program.

Founded in 1888, Mahidol University is one of the oldest educational institutions in Thailand, and today, includes 16 faculties, 8 institutions, 3 hospitals, and 6 colleges. The university supports a student body of over 19,000 and with over 2,600 faculty; the teacher student ratio is the best of any university in Thailand. The Thai government presented the prestigious Prime Minister’s Export Award to Mahidol University International College (MUIC) for its outstanding performance as an international institution of higher learning. 

Selected for the Best Service Provider Category, MUIC has been offering an international standard education curriculum for both Thai and foreign students for the past 25 years now. The college also sends  its students to numerous universities abroad on exchange programs. 

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) was established to deliver English-taught degree programs that embody the finest standards possible to a diverse population of full-time students from Thailand and around the world. Programs in the social sciences, business, and tourism management stand alongside offerings in health and natural sciences. In addition to these, the College offers general education courses in foreign languages and humanities. 

The MUIC is located at Mahidol University’s Salaya campus on 500 acres of managed land, including parklands and sports facilities. Salaya is a thriving campus town and residential suburb of Bangkok. The center of Bangkok is only 20km from campus. Although most MUIC students are Thai, there are also students from over 40 different countries attending Mahidol University. This mix of students provides an opportunity to make friends and contacts in Asia and throughout the world that will last a lifetime.

See and Hear what the GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Fall 2009 Video Blogger, Emily Nagle, learned during her study abroad experience at Mahidol:

 

Want to learn more about study abroad in Thailand?
 

 

Location

Thailand is full of beautiful landscapes, architecture, culture, and natives that will keep you entertained and always wondering what will be discovered next. Situated in Southeast Asia, Thailand shares its borders with Myanmar in the west and north, Laos in the northeast, Cambodia in the east, and Malaysia in the south. 

With so many countries nearby, Thailand has become a crossroad for Southeast Asia’s migration, culture, and religion.

Thailand is administratively divided into seven regions, each region having its own distinct geographical build. Northern Thailand offers a mountainous and forest-covered terrain while central Thailand is known as the “rice bowl,” because it houses the most fertile rice and fruit growing land. In the Eastern region lie the picturesque beaches and relaxing summer resorts, which complement the south peninsula’s gorgeous scenery and fishing atmosphere. 
 

   

 

For more information on Thailand visit the Destination section.

View the Ultimate City Guide for Bangkok: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/bangkok-thailand/

Academic Highlights

MUIC offers a wide range of classes in the following areas of study:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Physics
  • Social Science
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • Sustainable Tourism Development
  • Travel Industry
  • Management

All classes offered by the MUIC are instructed in English. Thai, Chinese, Japanese, French, and German language classes are available at various levels. You will enroll in a minimum of 12 credits (3 classes) or a maximum of 16 credits (4 classes).

To see specific subjects available, click on"Course Catalog" to the left.

Housing

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad students attending Mahidol University International College (MUIC) may live close to campus in apartment-style accommodation. Most accommodation is shared with limited single rooms available. Meals are not included in the housing fees, but a shared kitchen is available in the housing and there are restaurants nearby. Residents have access to internet, laundry room, kitchen, lounge area with TV, sports facilities, and restaurant. Rooms are furnished with a bed, wardrobe, and desk.

Bridging Cultures Program

The GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Bridging Cultures Program is our signature orientation program for all semester and year abroad students. The cost for this multi-day program is included in your program fees and covers several nights accommodation, most meals, local transportation, and excursions.
  • Typically 4-6 days in length, each orientation program includes:
  • Exciting excursions and activities
  • A chance to meet other students
  • Orientation sessions to help you adapt to your new country
Orientation sites vary based on the location of your program. Each site is selected based on the proximity to your host university as well as for the unique activities available within the area. Read more about the Bridging Cultures Program>

Scholarships Available

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad strives to offer the most reasonable abroad fees to Asia.  To further enhance the affordability of the semester/year study abroad programs, we encourage you to apply for scholarships through all available scholarship sources.  Learn more about our scholarship opportunities.

Special Programs and Excursions


Planned Excursions & Events

Our in-country resident staff arranges scheduled activities with students throughout the year. Activities are optional and designed to explore the five key areas of discovery: academic, social, personal, cultural, and professional. These are not just visits to tourist attractions. For example, these are activities such as networking opportunities, local festivals, gallery openings, and other similar events that you can’t find in a travel book. These activities will truly enhance your experience.
 

On-Going Activities

Your exploration of the culture, the academics, the people, and yourself is what will truly enhance your experience. Through the Discovery Model, our in-country staff will provide you with advice and recommendations for other types of activities you can undertake in order achieve your individual goals.


Other Destinations

In addition to the Bridging Cultures Program, many of the institutions provide excursions which are included in the program fee. These may be field trips associated with your classes or multi-day excursions with other international students from around the world.


Other Tours and Travel Available

Beyond our included orientation and excursions, you will be able to pre-book a wide variety of day, weekend, and week-long tours at a discounted price through our travel partner, STA Travel. These trips provide the ultimate flexibility for you to travel where you want to go, when you want to go, and with whom you want to go. Most trips have open dates, so you can pre-book the trip(s) that interest you, yet choose your dates later on in your semester. This flexibility also means friends that you make from other countries/programs or even your friends and family who are visiting you abroad can also participate. Learn more>
 

Get Involved Abroad

While abroad, we recommend getting involved in your local community. It's an awesome way to meet locals, experience the true Thai culture, and create long lasting memories. From volunteering to festival-going, we challenge you to make the most of your international experience... See a how to live like a local and become involved with community activities avaliable in Thailand or discover your own upon arrival.

You'll get a taste of how enriching community involvement can be during your first few days in Thailand on GlobaLinks Learning Abroad's Bridging Cultures Program. The program includes one day of pre-arranged volunteering with the local community. You'll interact directly with locals while giving back to and sharing your own culture with the community that first welcomes you to Thailand.  Plus, you can continue your volunteer efforts throughout the semester making a profound impact on the local community.  

Also, each semester students are invited to participate in a variety of optional affordable excursions organized by Mahidol University and the GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Resident Coordinator. Each activity is designed to be fun and educational so that students gain a deeper appreciation for the arts, culture, and history. Examples include: 

  • Thai cooking class
  • Traditional Thai drama and dance
  • Visit historic temples
  • Excursion to one of Thailand’s southern islands

Learn how other students got involved: Hear From Our Students

Enhance your Experience

Global Citizens Development Modules

 

The new Global Citizen Development modules are online learning components designed to help you explore your study abroad destination and experience at a whole new level. These modules are not mandatory, however we strongly encourage your participation as they will introduce you to the opportunities and challenges you may encounter when participating in a study abroad program, as well as expose you to cultural insights and knowledge about your host country to help make your program abroad even more successful and fulfilling. Through the 3 modules, you will refine your skills in cross-cultural observation, adaptation, and communication. 

 

 

Learn the Local Language!

Although English  is a common language in many of GlobaLinks Learning Abroad’s program destinations, we recognize the need for basic communication in the host language. Therefore, all students will receive:  
  • LiveMocha - Prior to departure you will receive information and instruction for, LiveMocha, an online language learning program to help you learn your host language. Learn at varying levels and at your own speed. Get started now!
  • Lonely Planet Guide & Phrase Book - For both language learning and culture/history/country specific inforamton you will receive a Lonely Planet Guide and Phase book before departure, which will allow you to start planning your adventures and learning how to communicate with locals.
  • Basic language practice during the GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Bridging Cultures Program, semester/year programs students will have the opportunity to practice their language skills and learn a few new words through interaction with locals.

Course Catalog

To assist you in choosing courses, please read the instructions which you can download HERE.  Please read the document carefully, as this will answer many of your questions. You may also view the suggested grade and credit transfer information at the bottom of the document for information on how classes may transfer back.

To determine if the classes you need are available at this university, click Courses/Subjects’ to view the specific course options.

**Please note that MUIC does not post a comprehensive list of classes until shortly before the start of term.  Please view the links below to see the list of English-taught classes offered in prior terms. This will give you a good idea of what subjects will be offered during the term you plan to attend. 

**We STRONGLY recommend students enroll in the ICML 160 Introduction to Thai Language and Culture.

If you have any questions about course availability, please contact studyabroad@globalinksabroad.org

 

 

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Check out some photos of Thailand!

Fees

Mahidol University September Trimester 2014 - 2 Terms
All fees listed are for first term onlyYear Abroad Advice
Program Fees *$6,205.00
Mandatory Activity and Excursion Package$1,000.00
Housing without MealsApproximately $1,000 - $2,000
What's includedSee below
* Program Fee shown includes a $500 Affiliate University Discount
Mahidol University September Trimester 2014 - 1 Term
All fees listed are for first term onlyYear Abroad Advice
Program Fees *$6,205.00
Mandatory Activity and Excursion Package$1,000.00
Housing without MealsApproximately $1,000 - $2,000
What's includedSee below
* Program Fee shown includes a $500 Affiliate University Discount


Fee Includes

Your Personalized Semester/Year Program Includes

  • Tuition and instruction
  • Host university activity and insurance fees
  • 24/7 support for students and parents at home and abroad
  • Pre-departure materials and travel gear 
  • Comprehensive assistance
  • Personal program manager
  • Scholarship and financial aid assistance
  • Facilitation of course selection / credit transfer

Activity and Excursion Package

  • Multi-day on-site Bridging Cultures Program
  • Local Discovery Activities hosted by on-site Resident Coordinator
  • Welcome and farewell events
  • HTH Worldwide health insurance protection
  • Alumni opportunities, including professional ambassador program
  • International Student Identity Card
  • Exclusive Career-Building Alumni Institute (add-on option)

Additional Housing Fee

  • Housing amenities are generally:
  • Single room
  • Technology package available
  • Linen package available

An additional refundable housing deposit may be required for your housing selection. This housing is self-catered, therefore you will have access to a kitchen where you can prepare your own meals.

*All fees are subject to change.



Dates

Should you receive an offer, your offer letter will provide you with the most up to date university start dates. GlobaLinks Learning Abroad will attempt to provide you with the most up-to-date information as we receive it. Be sure to confirm dates before finalizing any travel plans. 
September Trimester 2014 - 1 Term - FallApplication Deadline: May 15, 2014
Anticipated DepartureSeptember 6, 2014
Start DateSeptember 7, 2014
End DateDecember 9, 2014
Mid Semester Break #1 -
Mid Semester Break #2 -
September Trimester 2014 - 2 Terms - FallApplication Deadline: May 15, 2014
Anticipated DepartureSeptember 6, 2014
Start DateSeptember 7, 2014
End DateMarch 29, 2015
Mid Semester Break #1December 13, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Mid Semester Break #2 -
September Trimester 2014 - 3 Terms - FallApplication Deadline: May 15, 2014
Anticipated DepartureSeptember 6, 2014
Start DateSeptember 7, 2014
End DateJuly 12, 2015
Mid Semester Break #1December 13, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Mid Semester Break #2March 29, 2015 - March 15, 2015
January Trimester 2015 - 1 Term - SpringApplication Deadline: October 1, 2014
Anticipated DepartureJanuary 3, 2015
Start DateJanuary 4, 2015
End DateApril 3, 2015
Mid Semester Break #1 -
Mid Semester Break #2 -
January Trimester 2015 - 2 Terms - SpringApplication Deadline: October 1, 2014
Anticipated DepartureJanuary 3, 2015
Start DateJanuary 4, 2015
End DateJuly 19, 2015
Mid Semester Break #1 -
Mid Semester Break #2 -
January Trimester 2015 - 3 Terms - SpringApplication Deadline: October 1, 2014
Anticipated DepartureJanuary 3, 2015
Start DateJanuary 4, 2015
End DateDecember 14, 2015
Mid Semester Break #1 -
Mid Semester Break #2 -
April Trimester 2015 - 1 Term - SummerApplication Deadline: January 15, 2015
Anticipated DepartureApril 17, 2015
Start DateApril 18, 2015
End DateJuly 19, 2015
Mid Semester Break #1 -
Mid Semester Break #2 -
April Trimester 2015 - 2 Terms - SummerApplication Deadline: January 15, 2015
Anticipated DepartureApril 17, 2015
Start DateApril 18, 2015
End DateDecember 14, 2015
Mid Semester Break #1 -
Mid Semester Break #2 -
April Trimester 2015 - 3 Terms - SummerApplication Deadline: January 15, 2015
Anticipated DepartureApril 17, 2015
Start DateApril 18, 2015
End DateApril 3, 2016
Mid Semester Break #1 -
Mid Semester Break #2 -
September Trimester 2015 - 1 Term - FallApplication Deadline: May 15, 2015
Anticipated DepartureSeptember 10, 2015
Start DateSeptember 11, 2015
End DateDecember 13, 2015
Mid Semester Break #1 -
Mid Semester Break #2 -
September Trimester 2015 - 2 Terms - FallApplication Deadline: May 15, 2015
Anticipated DepartureSeptember 10, 2015
Start DateSeptember 11, 2015
End DateApril 1, 2016
Mid Semester Break #1December 13, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Mid Semester Break #2 -
September Trimester 2015 - 3 Terms - FallApplication Deadline: May 15, 2015
Anticipated DepartureSeptember 10, 2015
Start DateSeptember 11, 2015
End DateJuly 15, 2016
Mid Semester Break #1December 13, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Mid Semester Break #2April 1, 2016 - April 25, 2016

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have the required GPA and have completed at least the equivalent of one year of full-time study at the university/college level. Students with a slightly lower GPA than the requirement may be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact our office for more information.

Required GPA: 2.50

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Program Team


Program Manager
Spencer Ellis
sellis@globalinksabroad.org
1-800-980-0033 x108

Program Assistant
Svetlana Peixotto
speixotto@globalinksabroad.org


Resident Director
Aaron Clark
aclark@globalinksabroad.org


Resident Coordinator
Aaron Clark
aclark@globalinksabroad.org