- Good academic and disciplinary standing
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
In addition to your myGUABROAD application materials, you must complete the CIEE application by the OGE deadline. *If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.
About the Program
The Development and Globalization program is located in Khon Kaen, Thailand’s fourth largest city. The northeast region is known for its beautiful temples and recreation areas, and Khon Kaen serves as a regional hub for NGOs, government, education, and many developing industries.
- Fall: mid-August to mid-December
- Spring: mid-January to mid-May
Fields of Study
Language of instruction is English.
Fields of study include: Economic Development, Environmental Studies, Peace & Justice Studies, Sociology, and Thai Language
You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.
A full courseload for this program is: 15 credits
You will take four courses:
The minimum passing grade for this program is: C
- The Human Perspective on Development and the Environment
- Directed Research Field Study/Practicum
- Social Research Methods or Grassroots Journalism
- Thai Language
The academic program is supplemented by field trips to local development projects and excursions to areas of interest in Northeast Thailand.
You are required to live in program housing.
You will live in off-campus housing near Khon Kaen University with a Thai roommate. When you travel to local communities, you will live with host families.
You will eat meals in campus cafeterias or local eating establishments.
We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.
With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.
To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website
. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website
Stories Beyond the Hilltop Blog
Learn more about Hoya experiences in Khon Kaen in Stories Beyond the Hilltop.