International Undergraduate and Graduate Exchange Courses
Cultural Exchange Courses
In collaboration with foreign universities, CMU faculties, and the International Relations Division offer courses, ranging in length from two weeks to a full academic year, that focus on aspects of Thai and Asian language, culture, history, and society.
The Faculty of Business Administration
Washington State University Summer Study Abroad / Cultural Exchange Program: A 4-week exchange program in which, as a part of their Bachelors in International Business degree program, WSU students come to CMU for modules on International Tourism, Business in Asia, and International Marketing.
The Faculty of Humanities
Advanced Study of Thai (AST): A nine-week Advanced Thai course on Thai language and culture. This course uses an integrated approach designed to develop a students Thai language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and a deeper understanding of Thai culture. The AST program is offered in collaboration with the Northwest Universities Consortium, USA, which comprises the Universities of Wisconsin, Hawaii, Northern Illinois, Arizona State, Cornell, Michigan, Yale, and Washington. (June August)
California Polytechnic State University (CAL POLY): As an integral part of the Cal Poly Thai Studies and Internship program, Cal Poly students spend three weeks at CMU on a field-oriented program studying Thai language and culture, Thai architecture and ceramics, and indigenous hilltribe cultures. (March April)
Seikei University: A 3-week summer program based on an integrated approach to developing a students skills in Thai language and an understanding of the fundamentals of Thai culture. (August September)
St. Olaf College: A 14-week student exchange program. In Thailand, St. Olaf students take courses in Thai Society, Spoken Thai Language, and Thai Culture. In addition to the theory taught in class, students gain first-hand experience of the Thai way of life with field trips and excursions, and an eight-week home-stay with a Thai family. (October December)
St. Stephens University (SSU): A 3-week exchange program focusing on Thai language, history, culture and social issues. In addition to the theory taught in the classroom, students gain first-hand experience of the Thai way of life with field trips and excursions. (October November)
Johns Hopkins University: A one-month exchange program focusing on Thai language. This program is a part of the JHU Asia Studies Program. (May June)
University of Leeds: A one-year program in which students from Leeds University take courses in Thai language and other courses of interest leading to an individual research project on an issue, problem or process in contemporary Thailand. (October September)
The Faculty of Social Sciences
College Year in Thailand (CYIT): The CMU Faculty of Social Sciences and the University of Wisconsin, USA, jointly initiated the CYIT program in 1983. Under this program, American and Canadian students spend two semesters at CMU studying Thai language, Thai society and culture, and conducting an independent field research project. The program is designed for students at a high level of academic ability in their home institution, who are specifically interested in Thailand. Course credits granted in this program are transferred to the students home institution.
Trent University, Canada: Native Studies Thailand Year Abroad Program: This two-semester program is designed to afford students the opportunity to study the culture and development of indigenous peoples of South East Asia. It is an integrated five-course program for third and fourth year students which includes courses on Thai Language, Thai Culture, and indigenous Hill Tribes cultures.
The International Relations Division, Office of the President
Asian Studies Program: A two-week program conducted in collaboration with the Leopold-Franzens University, Innsbruck, Austria, in which Austrian students come to CMU to study business management, economics, politics, and hilltribe cultures in Thailand and the Greater Mekong Sub-region.
Academic Exchange Programs
CMU offers a comprehensive range of exchange study opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students as an integral part of Memoranda of Understanding and Exchange Agreements with the following foreign universities:
Yunnan Nationalities University
Aoyama Gakuin University
Fukuhara Gakuen University Consortium
Kyoto Seika University
Osaka University of Foreign Studies
University of the Ryukyus
Kangnung National University
National Sun-Yat-Sen University
National Chung Hsing University
Leopold-Franzens University, Innsbruck
Ecole Sup้rieure des Sciences Commercials d Angers (ESSCA)
University of Passau