About this Program

Chiang Mai is located on the Ping River in Northern Thailand and dates back over 700 years. Surrounded by high mountain ranges, it is considered one of the most scenic areas in the country. Unlike most of Thailand, the climate in the northland especially in Chiang Mai's cool, fresh, and misty. The region is full of lush jungles, national parks, and over 300 Buddhist temples. Historically and culturally important for trade, Chiang Mai province is the second largest province in Thailand. Thailand is strategically located in the heart of Southeast Asia and is an important center of the region. Thailand has a population of 67 million people, 95 of whom are Buddhist. Although industrialization and modernization have brought energy to the lifestyle in Chiang Mai, one can still find beautiful old temples and palaces among the skyscrapers. The saying that Thailand is the land of smiles is still true, especially in the rural areas where traditional agrarian lifestyles survive.


  • Housing is included
    • Dorm

Program Dates

  • Fall Semester: mid-August to early December
  • Spring Semester: early January to late April

Application Steps

  1. Complete Module I of Global Engagement with Education Abroad Canvas course, including Education Abroad 101 and attending a Planning Meeting with your Education Advisor.
  2. Complete the SU-Sponsored/SU-Exchange Program Application in Module II of the Canvas course by February 1 for selected program.

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The following are scholarships that are associated with this particular program. Scholarship application dates can vary, please check accordingly.


  • Credit Range: 12-18
  • Credit System: U.S. Semester Credits
  • Credit Conversion Rate: 1 U.S. Semester Credit = 1.5 SU Quarter Credits
  • Quarter Range: 18-27
  • Credit Per Course: 3
  • Average Courseload: 4-6