Fall 2015

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  • Thai Language I (GE 121) (3 Credits)
    An introduction to the Thai language with an emphasis on spoken language competency as related to daily life. The course is designed for students with no prior knowledge of the Thai language. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to communicate effectively, utilizing everyday spoken Thai and should be able to read and write consonants, vowels and simple words.
  • Societies and Cultures of Southeast Asia (SAN 248) (3 Credits) 
    Historical background, political development, economy, and cultures in Southeast Asia, as well as concepts in the study and analysis of political, economic, and social situations in this region.

Elective Courses

  • Introduction to Thai Dance (AM 107) (3 Credits)
    This course focuses on an introduction to traditional Thai Dance. It is designed for students with no prior knowledge of Thai Dance. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize and perform various traditional Thai dances.
  • Thai Language II (GE 122) (3 Credits)
    A continuation of Thai Language I with an emphasis on spoken language competency. The course is designed for students who have passed Thai Language I or have a novice-mid level knowledge of the Thai language. Upon completion of this course, students shoul dbe able to communicate effectively, utilizing everyday spoken Thai and should be able to read simple sentences and paragraphs. 
  • Thai Musical Instruments (MUG 200) (2 Credits)
    Study of Thai music history, instruments, type of ensembles and compositions, and works of Thai composers in each music period.
  • Religion, Society, and Culture (SAN 235) (3 Credits)
    This course studies the development of faith and religion in Thai society, as a social organization and as a whole. Special emphasis on comparing Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam and how each functions in Thai life and society. 
  • Economics in Southeast Asia (SAN 241) (3 Credits)
    This course studies the history of the founding of ASEAN with emphasis on ASEAN community Human Resource Development Cooperation in social, economic, cultural and environmental issues.
  • Globalization in Thai Society (SAN 242) (3 Credits)
    This course studies the development and importance of globalization focusing on economic, political and social consequences in Thailand and the popular local society.
  • Ethnic Groups in Southeast Asia (SAN 431) (3 Credits)
    This course focuses on concepts and arguments about race, politics of identity, and citizenship with specific emphasis on addressing ethnic and cultural pluralism in today’s society.
  • Globalization, Transnationalism and Localization (SAN 432) (3 Credits)
    Development and various aspects of the movement towards a global economic, political and social environment. There is an emphasis on the cultural impacts of globalization on the processes of social and individual movement and how this brings movement towards globalization at the local level.
  • Independent Study in Culture and Anthropology (SAN 491) (3 Credits) 
    This course offers the opportunity for students to pursue their own course of study into a particular area of study. 
  • IC Open Elective
    Students are able to enroll in other courses offered by undergraduate programs in International College (eg. International Business Management, Information Technology). Please see details in Payap University International College Website http://ic.payap.ac.th/


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Planned Excursions 


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Academic Dates

FALL 2015

  • June 1, 2015: Registration Due*
  • July 27 - 30, 2015: Check-In at Paradornparp International House (PIH)
  • July 28, 2015: SEASC Orientation
  • August 3, 2015: Classes Begin
  • September 4 - 6, 2015: Village Excursion
  • September 29 - October 4, 2015: Midterm Examination
  • October 22 - 25, 2015: Ancient Cities Excursion
  • November 24 - December 6, 2015: Final Examination
  • December 4, 2015: Farewell Party
  • December 6, 2015: Semester Ends 
  • December 10, 2015: Last Day to Check Out from PIH

SPRING 2016 (Tentative)

  • November 1, 2015: Registration Due*
  • January 4-6, 2016: Check-In at Paradornparp International House (PIH)
  • January 8, 2016: SEASC Orientation
  • January 11, 2016: Classes Begin
  • February 11-13, 2016: Village Excursion
  • March 14-20, 2016: Midterm Examinations
  • March 24 - 27, 2016: Ancient Cities Excursion
  • May 2 - 14, 2016: Final Examinations
  • May 6, 2016: Farewell Party
  • May 14, 2016: Semester Ends 
  • May 19, 2016: Last Day to Check Out from PIH

*We must have at least 8 students registered or we will not be able to offer the program.

- Students must remain in residence in Chiang Mai during the entire program.
- Students will have up to 5 days after the end of any semester to move out of PIH.
- Students should not have family and friends visit until after the program ends.
- If you have any concerns on health, food, allergies, please inform us in advance.

Make sure that you apply for a non-immigrant education visa

(Many students have had problems due to tourist visas rather than education visas)

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Program Info
Approaching ASEAN: Doorways to Thailand and Southeast Asia (A4 size)
Approaching ASEAN: Doorways to Thailand and Southeast Asia (8½ X 11 size)



FALL 2015 / SPRING 2016

  • Semester Study with SEASC Program Fees
    • $7,500 USD - (Base rate)
    • $7,000 USD - (Group rate - 10 or more students from 1 institution)
    • $7,000 USD - (Early bird rate)
          - Enrolled Before February 1, 2015 Fall term / July 15, 2015 spring term
  • Program Fee Includes
    • Tuition and enrollment fees
    • Housing at Paradornparp International House (PIH)
      • Live with a Thai roommate
      • Includes breakfast and dinner M-F
      • Option of staying with host family instead of PIH
      • 24-hour local staff support
    • Payap University student ID card with access to all campus facilities 
    • SEASC orientation in Chiang Mai
    • Immigration and visa guidance
    • Program-organized field trips
    • 3 Day/ 2 night village homestay
    • Ancient cities excusion to Sukotai and Ayuttaya
    • Welcome reception and farewell dinner
    • Local travel resources, tips, and suggestionsrt 
    • Airport Pickup upon arrival
    • Volunteer opportunities
  • Additional costs include
    • Roundtrip airfare
    • Some meals (breakfast and dinner provided M-F)
    • Optional local travel
    • Program fee upon arrival $65
    • Single entry visa 1,900 baht (approximately $60)
    • Add a multi entry stamp 3,800 baht (approximately $120) (optional for if you plan to travel around the region leaving Thailand more than 3 times)