Semester in Thailand

Live in Salaya, with an easy access to Bangkok, a warm and friendly city in the heart of Indochina. You’ll take classes with Thai and international students, study in English, and have plenty of time to ride elephants, explore ancient ruins, and venture into amazing jungles.

On Semester in Thailand, you’ll live and study abroad in Salaya, with easy access to Bangkok, the heart of Indochina and the capital of Thailand, and study at Thailand’s top-ranked university. You will have limitless opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture, make international friends, and explore beaches, jungles, and iconic sites throughout the country. You should start getting excited about:

World-famous beaches – Thailand is renowned for white-sand beaches so fine, the sand squeaks under your feet. Once you’ve visited Thailand’s coast, you’ll understand why the Leonardo DiCaprio film The Beach was shot there. 

The legendary friendliness of the Thai people – Thailand is known as the “Land of Smiles” for a reason: the Thai people are warm, welcoming, and incredibly open-minded. In Thailand, a smile is the most appropriate reaction to almost every situation. 

A wide range of courses taught in English – If you’re looking for a study abroad program with strong academics, you’ve come to the right place. CISabroad Semester in Thailand offers classes in everything from animation production to international business to travel industry management to the humanities. You will find coursework applicable to your major and satisfying to your intellect.

Life just outside of a contemporary, cosmopolitan city – Geographically, Bangkok is one of the largest cities in the world. The city is famous for its delicious cuisine, inexpensive shopping, and colorful nightlife.  During Semester in Thailand, you will live in Salaya, an easy 40 minute commute from the heart of central Bangkok.  A semester at Mahidol will leave you yearning for more time in Thailand.

A jumping-off point for destinations in Southeast Asia and beyond – Bangkok is situated in the heart of Indochina and shares borders with many wonderful, culturally rich countries. The international airport is a hub for all flights within Southeast Asia, and inexpensive tickets are readily available. When you find yourself with free time, be sure to explore other parts of Asia.

A robust social scene with cultural activities galore – The many student interest groups on campus offer numerous social and cultural activities. Dances, concerts, plays, and movies take place frequently throughout the semester. When you study abroad in Thailand you're sure to find art, cultural, political, religious, and athletics clubs are a great way to make friends from all over the world.

Trimester and quarter options available! - While this program awards a full semester of credit, it's also friendly for trimester and quarter academic calendars. 

An amazing tropical climate – Bangkok and Salaya have a tropical climate with average temperatures in the mid-80s year-round.  Need we say more?