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Fields of Study: Business, Economics

Study economics in Thailand—one of the great development success stories of our time due to its move from a low-income to an upper-income country in only forty years. Specifically designed for economics majors, courses focus on development and international economics in Southeast Asia. 

Unique study opportunities

  • Experience another Southeast Asian country through the included week long international field trip.
  • Engage in active classes that take a problem-solving approach to learning.
  • Study the modern economic, business, social, and political climate in Southeast Asia.
  • Go on class-organized visits to companies and organizations in Bangkok.
  • Interact with distinguished local guest lecturers who are all experts in their fields.


Language of Instruction: English

Language Study: None

Courses and credit

Requirements While Abroad

To successfully complete this program:

  • Take two courses for a total of 10 quarter/6.6 semester UC units. Each course is 5 quarter units/3.3 semester UC units.
  • Take both courses for a letter grade; pass/no pass grading isn't available on this program
  • Attend all mandatory field trips according to the scheduled itinerary

Current Program Courses

This program offers a set curriculum taught in English through Thammasat University's Faculty of Economics. You’ll take two upper-division courses:

  • Topics in International Economics
  • Topics in Development Economics

The program includes local field trips visiting public and/or private organizations in Thailand, as well as a field trip to a neighboring ASEAN country. 

Additional or optional coursework, internships, and research for academic credit are not possible on this program.

Catalogs and resources

  • Sample Course Syllabus: Review course description, objectives, topics, and evaluation. Course details are subject to change.
  • Bachelor of Economics International Program: Learn more about the host of this program, a branch of the university’s Faculty of Economics.
  • UCEAP Course Catalog: See a list of courses UC students have taken on this program.
  • Campus Credit Abroad: Learn the types of credit (major, minor, general education, elective) students from your campus received at this location. There are currently no listings for this program in the database.

Academic culture

Coursework on this program combines traditional classroom lectures with problem-based learning. The courses are project-based, taught by Thammasat University professors, and cover economic integration and contemporary issues of ASEAN. Each of the two courses include lecture, discussion, group projects, guest speakers, and field trips in Thailand.


You will earn direct UC credit and grades for all coursework. Grades are typically available in early October.