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Thailand: Development & Globalization

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Sponsor: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Location: Khon Kaen, Thailand


The CIEE Study Center based at Khon Kaen University helps students understand the complexities concerning development and globalization issues, and the role students play as global citizens. Students learn about development and globalization from both an academic and a grassroots community level by combining a set curriculum of classroom-based academics, including intensive Thai language, with extensive practical field experience.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


Admission Info:

To apply, Northwestern students must:

  1. Complete a Northwestern Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete a CIEE application by the program's deadline

Languages: English, Thai


Self-catered off-campus rental units with a Thai roommate (when not on community visits or in home stays)

Program Costs: 

Fall 2017: $23,775

Billed by Northwestern: $20,550

  • Tuition: $15,081
  • Housing & services: $2,450
  • Visa & insurance: $319
  • Study Abroad Fee: $2,700

Estimated additional costs: $3,225

  • Meals: $750
  • Airfare: $1,500
  • Local transportation: $30
  • Books & supplies: $75
  • Personal expenses: $700
  • GeoBlue: $170

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