Spring Semester in Thailand provides students with an opportunity to live with a local family in Chiang Mai, take classes at Chiang Mai University, and do a study-service internship in Thai society. Courses focus on Thai culture, art, and language. During an intensive 16-week semester you will experience Thai life, culture and society from an indigenous perspective.
For 16 hours a week, students participate in an internship at a church, government, medical, or educational agencies, and then discuss these rich experiences at a weekly seminar. Internships allow students to integrate their Christian values in service to others in religious, governmental and educational institutions. For the three weeks of the program, students journey to the foothills of the Himalayas in Northern Thailand, where they live in Karen and Lahu tribal villages. By interacting with village leaders and families, students examine the growing effects of globalization and the dominant Thai culture on these indigenous communities.
core credit can be fulfilled by this semester program when students participate in the pre- and post-departure New Perspectives course. Lab fees apply as of Fall 2013. Visit the GEO for details or go to the GEO Global Understanding webpage
All Gordon students applying to The Spring Semester in Thailand (SST) program must first submit an online seat application (link available to Gordon students only) to participate in a Global Education program. Only after you have been approved by the Global Education Office for study abroad, may you proceed with The Spring Semester in Thailand's (SST) online application.
Apply to participate in Global Education Programs with the online seat application (available to Gordon students only). After being approved for participation you may apply directly to the Spring Semester in Thailand (SST). Deadline is:
You will be charged the basic term expenses as indicated in the academic catalog, and you may apply your internal scholarships to the cost of the program. Please consult with Student Financial Services to review your situation.
You may be eligible to receive $5,000 from the Freeman Foundation to support your SST participation. See the Financial aid application online. Deadline is November 1.
For further information please contact:
The Global Education Office
See the SST homepage for further details.