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Bhumibol Bridge with traffic and blue buildings in the background in Bangkok, Thailand.

Program at a Glance

Thammasat University

Country or area Thailand
City Bangkok
Class Level So, Jr, Sr
Experience Type Themed
Minimum GPA 2.85
Term Summer
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Geek out on the economy, trade, and investments. During the financial crisis of the late 1990s, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations moved to strengthen their economies, reduce turmoil, and create a single market. Today, you can take international and development economics courses that examine the impact of those decisions. Learn how these 10 countries banded together to create a free flow of goods, investment, and skilled labor. You’ll also see how fair economic competition, sustainable development, and equitable economics continue to integrate ASEAN into the global economy. Visiting guest speakers will reflect on current topics and add fresh perspective to traditional lectures.

Where you'll study

Thammasat University (TU) offers courses in English in a tropical location perfect for crafting your own adventure and learning independence. TU is a public research university with a long history of student involvement in the politics and social movements of Thailand. Its guiding philosophy is on service to society, social equality, and social justice. TU is the second oldest university in the country and the most selective institution of higher education in Thailand. In keeping with the school’s social awareness ethos, all local students participate in service learning classes to educate the homeless, build kindergartens, and deliver public services. These opportunities are also available to you as an exchange student! One of TU’s main campuses, the Tha Pra Chan campus, is surrounded by many of Thailand’s most famous landmarks. When you’re not in class, you can continue your cultural education visiting nearby sites such as the Grand Palace, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Wat Mahathat royal temple of Bangkok, or Thailand’s oldest university for Buddhist monks. Sanam Luang, a grassy city park that borders the university is a great place to take a picnic lunch or break between classes.