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 through completion of one of the following options: Humanities 110 Hmong Civilization and Culture, Honors 104 Hmong Cultural Practices and Language, Hmong Language courses 101 or 102, or a faculty-guided research project on the Hmong. If you have not completed one of these courses, but have taken another related course on Thailand or Hmong culture, you can also apply but must justify why you should be considered as a qualified applicant for this program.
Course InformationAll students will be required to take a prerequisite course for 1 credit - IDIS 155 (GE-V and FC) on Thursdays from 5-7pm during the second half of the spring semester (March 15 - May 10).
The course in Thailand is IDIS 155 (1 credit), taught by UW-Eau Claire professors Ka Vang and Joseph Orser during summer 2018.
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, 2018.
To learn more about the program itinerary, see last year's program activities and daily schedule: Thailand Schedule 2017