This program is offered through the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) at Chiang Mai University (CMU), a university recognized throughout Southeast Asia for its high academic standards. Founded under a Royal Charter in 1964 by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, CMU was the first institution of higher education in Northern Thailand. Comprised of four campuses, CMU hosts the USAC program on the SuanSak campus, located approximately five km west of the city center.
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 north—and especially in Chiang Mai—is 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.
Courses offered in Economics, Business, Political Studies, Language and Culture. See USAC for complete list of options.