FLSA Thailand 2013

Name of Program:

Introduction to Thailand & Cambodia

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Bangkok, Chiang-Mai , Phuket – Thailand.
Optional 4th week in Cambodia with extra course credit.


Professor Peter Goodrich, English; pgoodric@nmu.edu; 227-1635
Professor William Ball, Political Science; wball@nmu.edu; 227-1821

Course(s) and eligibility:

3-4 credits - EN495/595, EN495W/595W or PS495: Introduction toThailand  for 3 credits (plus one credit for Cambodia). Must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, good academic and disciplinary status at time of program travel.

Term and approximate travel dates:

Winter 2013 course with travel in May-early June, 2013. *(An optional 4th week in Cambodia may be arranged if there is sufficient interest.)

Application deadline: 

Admissions on a rolling basis; final deadline February 15, 2013. To apply, download FLSA application from International Programs website: or pick up form from IPO office in 145 Whitman. 

Program Snapshot


Thai statues

This course offers a multi-disciplinary introduction to Thai and Cambodian history, society, economics, culture and arts. It begins and ends in the bustling city of Bangkok and its environs, with visits to the ancient Silk Road city Chiang Mai in the North, and Phuket on the Andaman coast in the south.  A fourth destination, for an optional extra week and extra course credit, will be Siem Riep and the village of Baneay Chmar in Cambodia. Students will visit the world-famous temple complexes of Angkor Wat, the Great Lake, and the Killing Fields. Experience national parks and World Heritage sites, beaches, floating and night markets, Buddhist temples, tribal and craft villages, and will learn about the region’s recent political convulsions. Orientation lectures will be given by the leaders prior to departure, and onsite by local experts.  Visit Wildcats in Thailand Study Abroad on Facebook !

Estimated cost:

NMU winter semester tuition plus International Program Fee, estimated between $3800 and $4000 (plus additional $1200 for optional week in Cambodia).  Fee includes round-trip transportation from designated US air hub, housing, guide and entry fees, and many meals. Additional costs:  Passport, visa fees, personal spending estimated at $500-$700.  

Financial Assistance:

For information on individual eligibility for NMU financial assistance, contact Financial Aid at 227-2327.

Interest Meetings:

Fall Interest Meetings:  Wednesday, Oct. 24 @ 3 pm and Wednesday, Nov. 7 @ 3 pm, both in Gries Hall 201.

For more information: 

Professor Peter Goodrich; pgoodric@nmu.edu ;227-1635
Professor William Ball; wball@nmu.edu; 227-1821
Susan Morgan, Coordinator-Education Abroad, smorgan@nmu.edu