International Programs/International Undergraduate and Graduate Exchange Courses


International Programs/International Undergraduate and Graduate Exchange Courses

International Undergraduate and Graduate Exchange Courses

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 Bachelor’s 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 student’s 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 student’s 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. Stephen’s 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 student’s 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:


• Jiangsu University
• Yunnan Nationalities University

• Aoyama Gakuin University
• Fukuhara Gakuen University Consortium
• Gifu University
• Hirosaki University
• Kokushikan University
• Kyoto Seika University
• Mie University
• Nagasaki University
• Osaka University of Foreign Studies
• University of the Ryukyus
• Saga University
• Seikei University
• Shiga University
• Waseda University

• 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

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