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Study Abroad in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai is nestled in the northern hills of Thailand and considered to be the cultural heart of the country, a true blend of traditional life and modernity. Explore some of the 300 temples, practice your Thai with some friendly bartering at the Chiang Mai’s famous night market or simply unwind with a traditional Thai massage. Your weekends can be spent trekking the mountains that surround Chiang Mai, visiting one of the many traditional hill-tribes in the region or taking in a live rock band at a local disco. Chiang Mai is a vibrant destination with all the modern attractions of a big city combined with the graces of traditional Thai life. View our video on living in Chiang Mai.Study Abroad in Thailand: Life in Chiang Mai

Program Highlights

  • Study at Chiang Mai University in Chiang Mai, the cultural heart of Thailand, home to many traditional Thai festivals
  • Live with a Thai student roommate in modern off-campus housing, less than five-minutes walk to campus
  • Innovative academic program includes overnight field trips to a traditional Northern Thai village
  • Volunteer in the community if your schedule allows
  • Learn the Thai language with engaging faculty members
  • Study with students and professors from all over Southeast Asia in Thailand’s cultural capital
  • Safety, stability, and a low cost of living make Chiang Mai a desirable location
  • Comprehensive three-day Orientation Program in Chiang Mai, including a day with Southeast Asia’s majestic elephants, plus other cultural activities and orientation sessions designed to help you feel adjusted and ready to jump into your semester in Southeast Asia.
  • Explore the historic kingdoms of Thailand with an excursion to Sukhothai, Ayuttaya and Bangkok

Don’t Leave Chiang Mai without …

  • Trying your hand at bartering at Chiang Mai's night bazaar and Sunday night walking street.
  • Learning to Thai dance at a traditional Khantoke dinner.
  • Viewing a sunset over Chiang Mai from the famous Wat Doi Suthep (Temple on the Mountain).
  • Learning the secrets of Pad Thai with a Thai cooking course.
  • Spending a day getting up close and personal with your own elephant for a day.