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  • Locations: Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: UW-Eau Claire applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
GPA: 2.50 Language of Instruction: English
Year in School: May apply as first year student; must have at least soph. standing by program begin Academic Pre-requisites: None
Coordinator: Jenna Krosch Additional Learning Opportunities: Internship
Additional Eligibility: Good academic, conduct & financial standing at UWEC
Program Description:

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Program Summary & Location

uni signThe University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire has partnered with University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) to offer students the opportunity to study the economics, philosophy, politics, religions, culture, and language of Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The program is located on Chiang Mai University, the first higher education institution in Northern Thailand. Chiang Mai University is home to 40,000 students and has four campuses. The USAC program is located on the SuanSak campus. The campus offers free electric shuttles for students and the surrounding neighborhood has many coffee shops, stores, banks, restaurants, for easy student access. To learn more, click here

Chiang Mai is located on the Ping River in Chiang Mai province of Northern Thailand. It is surrounded by the high mountain ranges and the area is full of lush jungles and national parks. Recently, Chiang Mai was named one of the top 10 friendliest cities in the world (according to Conde Nast). The northern climate can get cooler and be rainy, but Chiang Mai still has tropical heat and humidity. 


To learn about eligibility requirements, academic course offerings, how courses transfer back to UW-Eau Claire, and the academic calendar, click the following button:
Academics - Thailand: Chiang Mai (USAC)

*Summer Students: For those interested in going for just session I or both session I & II, this program's start dates will be during finals week of spring semester (just session II participants will not be affected). Due to this, you may need to rearrange some spring finals once you know your spring courses. There is no guarantee that your faculty will allow this. If you have questions at this time, please contact your Study Abroad Coordinator, Jenna ( Otherwise, Jenna will be touch should you be accepted to the program. 

Student Life

USAC provides an onsite resident director and staff to assist all students in the transition to studying in Thailand. To see more on what resources they provide and what disability/health accommodations are available on the program, click on the following button: 
Support - Thailand: Chiang Mai (USAC)

While on this program, students will have some field trips built into the program cost and some optional field trips/study tours for a very affordable rate. To see what field trips/study tours  might be offered, visit USAC's site.

Housing & Meals

raftingStudents are housed in apartments within walking distance to campus and in the heart of Chiang Mai’s most chic district with easy access to shopping and entertainment. The apartments are usually fully furnished double rooms with air conditioning, hot and cold water, and a refrigerator. There are no meal plans so students will have to buy their own meals. There is a variety of affordable, quick places to eat right outside the apartments or students can purchase food from one of the canteens on campus. 
Housing fees (rent for double occupancy; excluding breakfast) are included in the summer program fees.


By clicking on the following term, you will find more information on program costs. If the term you want to go abroad is not listed, please see the most recent term and add 7% to your estimate to factor in exchange rate fluctuations and tuition increases. Click on the buttons below to view that term's cost estimate.
 Spring 2019  Summer 2019  Fall 2019 

Learn More & How To Apply

Still have some questions? We have peer advisors for a variety of programs, click here to see if we have one available for this program. If there isn't a peer advisor, the study abroad coordinator would be happy to answer your questions. You can schedule an appointment with a peer advisor or coordinator by calling 715-836-4411. 

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Ready to apply?! Click here to read our application instructions. Then return to this page and click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/08/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019 02/08/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2019 02/08/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.