Thailand Faculty-Led Immersion Academics
EligibilityTo apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good academic, conduct and financial standing. You also need to have a cumulative GPA of 2.3. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a first year student, but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins. Students from all academic disciplines are welcome to apply.
To apply, you must demonstrate interest in Hmong Studies. One course related to Hmong Studies or language is suggested but not required.
All students will be required to take a prerequisite course for 1 credit - IDIS 155 (GE-V and FC) during the spring semester, day and time to be determined.
The course in Thailand is IDIS 155 (1 credit), taught by UW-Eau Claire professors Joseph Orser (History and English) and Kao Nou Moua (Social Work) during summer 2019.
Liberal Education/General Education RequirementsFor students in catalog years 2016-17 and later, this program fulfills the Responsibility Outcome 2 (R2): Global Perspectives requirement upon completion of all course assignments.
For students in catalog years through 2015-16, this program fulfills GE-V and 1 credit of the Foreign Culture requirement upon successful program completion (students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details).
Academic CalendarThe tentative dates are June 25 - July 16, 2019.
To learn more about the program itinerary, see last year's program activities and daily schedule: Thailand Schedule 2017