Chiang Mai is the cultural heart of Northern Thailand. The city is home to famous temples, historic monuments, night markets, many local and regional non-profit organizations, and a vibrant food scene. Chiang Mai is also a multicultural hub of languages and cultures, making it an excellent and accessible place to explore Thailand and Southeast Asia.

Program Options in Thailand:

Payap University

Payap University’s South East Asian Studies Center welcomes students from all over the world to Thailand. Program participants take part in a short village homestay, go on field trips to cultural sites and ancient cities, and enroll in coursework related to regional history, culture, religion, and sustainability, as well as Thai language and dance. The university is located on the east side of the city, about five miles from the city center.

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