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The MUIC Short-Term Program provides flexible tailor-made courses according to requirements of each specific group in terms of academic areas, program durations, field trips, credit hours, and budget to meet your needs and expectations.

Through the year, several programs of one- to four weeks’ duration are running and cover various fields of study such as Language and Culture, Sustainable Tourism, MBA, Business Administration, Management, Medical Science, Social Science, Academic Study Trip and other disciplines, and we receive several groups of students and participants from our partners, non-partners, and educational institutions. With effective coordinators and support staff, we are able to offer you one- to four weeks’ unforgettable and productive learning experience at MUIC.

Besides the required classes provided in the program, students and participants will also participate in various activities including field trips, company visits, and cultural classes. These well-rounded experience will prepare participants to be a global citizens and to be adaptable in a dynamic world. This short-term study program is guaranteed to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the participants.

Tailor-made Program

We offer various programs that feature the expertise of MUIC faculty members. These can be divided into Language and Culture, Sustainable Tourism, Business Seminar Week, Medical Science, Business Management, and Media and Arts programs. The following are some of the programs organized by MUIC.

Business Administration

  • Executive Seminar in Thailand
  • MBA Business Week
  • Study Tour
  • Business Program
  • Leadership Management Program

Language and Culture

  • English Program
  • Acting Global Project

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Summer Program

Our Summer Program will strengthen the 21st Century skills of participants by interacting with the international community in Southeast Asia and exploring the rich culture and tradition of the world’s top destination. Students will be able to choose 1-2 courses from 7 courses available. At the end of the program, students will receive 3 US credits for each of those they choose.

Session 1: June 30 – July 28, 2020

(Arrival date and departure date are included.)

Session 2: August 12 – August 29, 2020

(Arrival date and departure date are included.)

 

REGISTRATION OPENS
Now – May 31, 2020
ORIENTATION & CLASS BEGINS
Session 1 July 1, 2020 | Session 2 August 13, 2020
CLASS ENDS
Session 1 July 27, 2020 | Session 2 August 28, 2020
PAYMENT DUE DATE
  • Early bird for special offer (5% discount) April 30 ,2020
  • Last day of payment  May 31, 2020

Eligible Applicants

UNIVERSITY STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD; (THAI UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ARE ALSO ACCEPTABLE.)
  • Complete a year of undergraduate studies
  • Grade point average of 2.5 out of 4.00, or equivalent

Required Documents

  • Copy of passport identity page
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent from non- English speaking country
  • Home university unofficial transcript
  • Passport-style photo
  • Proof of insurance

Program Fee

Session 1: 48,000 THAI BAHT (~USD 1,655)
Session 2: 43,500 THAI BAHT (~USD 1,500)
  • Tuition fee for 1 course
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off ( On a specified date only)
  • One-day trip to the beach
  • One-night trip to Amphawa Floating Market
  • One Thai cultural activity (Thai boxing or Thai dancing)
  • Local travel insurance for field trips
  • On-campus Wi-Fi
  • Transcript
  • Welcome dinner and farewell party

Excluded

  • Airplan Ticket
  • Housing (private run apartment within walking distance to campus arranged by MUIC)
    Twin room sharing basis: 8,500 THAI BAHT (~USD293)
    Single room: 15,000 THAI BAHT (~USD517)

Schedule of Summer Program 2020

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Application Process
  1. Fill up the application form through this link   http://bit.ly/muicsummer
  2. Submit the required documents to icia@mahidol.ac.th, attention Project Development Unit
  3.  Wait for confirmation email and invoice for payment 1 week after submission of required documents
  4. Make a payment
  5. Complete online application form (April 27,2020)

Student Experiences

Student Testimonials

  • Working with MUIC from an administrative and professorial point of view on organizing a study abroad program for students from the University of North Texas was so easy. All of the MUIC staff – and in particular the organization, understanding, and creative skills of Ms. Worada – made planning and executing the trip extremely efficient even when we ran into hiccups on the ground. Although our first set of students went there almost a decade ago, they still talk about the class abroad as a pivotal, life-changing moment for them. In addition to the class lessons on sustainable tourism, the logistics were not only just what we needed to help us unwind from busy days, but the diversity in where we ate and slept also allowed the students to learn more about the culture. Most of the students were first-time travelers, and the MUIC team helped them immensely not only learn class lessons but learn how to be global citizens. I will forever me grateful for their support and partnership.

    Jennifer Roglà
    Former Director of International Partnerships & Education University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA
  • I found my time at MUIC very enriching and fun. The quality of lessons was very good and I enjoyed the prelude at MUIC. The hosts were very welcoming and Thailand as a country has been one of the great hospitality and warmth. Truly a memorable experience.

    Neo Kei Wei
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Business Winter Program-Prelude 2017
  • Being part of the Mahidol University International Program was truly an unforgettable experience. Not only did we get familiar with Thailand’s beautiful culture, we also made many Thai friends who tagged along with us throughout our entire study abroad trip. The professors were remarkably enthusiastic and engaging throughout our classes; we even had one professor from Mahidol University chaperon us on a company visit. The atmosphere and environment was so welcoming and easy-going that it got me interested in wanting to complete my graduate studies here. I would recommend all my friends who are wishing to study abroad internationally to come to this amazing university!

    Anam Raza
    Undergraduate of California State University, Long Beach, USA CSULB-MUIC Study tour 2018
  • Well I have been very lucky to be nominated to attend this training course in Mahidol University International College in Thailand. I wish to thank the Government of Thailand for giving this opportunity to other countries to benefit from your knowledge and Best practices in tourism.

    I was first of all very impressed with the welcome and organisation throughout the training course. The young volunteers were just perfect and that too taking into consideration that some of them were preparing for their exams.. hats off friends..really…

    You have been ever present to coordinate the event and to meet all our whims and fancies with an incredible patience I must agree and this surely reflects the worldwide known Thai hospitality that I read before coming..

    The resource persons are definitely knowledgeable and more importantly very humble in their delivery during the classes..it was indeed a pleasure to listen and to ask questions..it was really nice to interact with them..as professionals we have been well treated and as guests it was more than perfect I can assure you..

    Rishi Purusram
    Senior Tourism Planner, Ministry of Tourism Mauritius
  • The team Africa loves the culture and originality of the MUIC staff and students, especially the hospitality of the hotel in the campus and their warm welcome making us feel at home. The efforts and humanity they showed to their clients crossed the language barrier. Thailand is a place to visit if you want to explore the Thais’ authentic culture especially the way they prepare their food. I love MUIC and the country so much that the lessons we have learned were amazing indeed like their slogan “Amazing Thailand

    Puleng Mathopa
    Assistant Director, National Department of Tourism, South Africa
  • “Tourism Hospitality Program 2010, Kyung Hee University, South Korea”
    Several years ago, when I was a student of Kyung Hee University, I participated in a winter study abroad program hosted by MUIC. The experience was highly enjoyable and worthwhile. We attended classes on hospitality and tourism along with cultural excursions. I still thank MUIC faculty and staff for their enthusiastic teaching and sincere hospitality that they showed to me and my fellow students. Thailand is an exciting country to stay in, and MUIC is an excellent university to study in. With these two combined, I cannot imagine any other place to do a study abroad program.

    Dongoh Joo (Eric)
    Doctoral Candidate, Texas A&M University, USA
  • “BioEthics Program in Thailand 2013”
    Studying at MUIC gave me the opportunity to graciously learn about Thai culture while intensely exploring my own cultural identity. That experience enabled me to grow academically, professionally and personally.

    Sarah Ceurvorst
    Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • English Spring Program 2015
    At the outset of the orientation session, Worada-san’s comment was very impressive, saying “English is not your language. It’s not my language”. The main purpose of using English by non-native speakers of English is to communicate with others. I realized it’s important for us to become connected together instead of pursuing perfect pronunciation and expression, therefore my ideas about English have been turned upside down. I’ve learned in MUIC that the world spread out in front of me could be expanded enormously if I just speak in English.

    Tomoyuki Tanaka
    Chiba University, Japan
  • I really enjoyed my experience at MUIC. The campus is really clean and beautiful! The faculties are surrounded by greenery and tranquil spaces. It was very calming to walk around the campus.
    The professors were kind, patient and very willing to engage students. I especially enjoyed the classes about Thailand and her unique culture. We were given opportunities to learn Thai cooking, Thai dance and even Muay Thai! But most of all, I am thankful for the warm hospitality and kindness extended to us by the teaching assistants and facilitators. They made us feel very welcomed and I am most grateful for our newfound friendships. I have many fond memories of the time spent at MUIC.

    Rachel
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • I thought this program was very good in various points. Especially, the program triggered my English studies that is still going on. I really realized people understand what I try to say as long
    as I manage to convey my intentions. And then, I got use it throughout the program. The
    program wiped out my barrier and hesitation in the end. I got a confidence that I could do it.
    The program was really useful for me. This was my first overseas trip. It was very nice for
    me to study English in Thailand instead of USA and UK. I think it was irrelevant for me where I study English whether it was native country or not.

    Kohei Komaki
    Chiba University

FAQ

Do you offer any scholarships or financial support?

Financial support is not available, however we make every effort to keep costs reasonable. For scholarships, please check with your home university for the availability and conditions.

How much does a short-term program cost?

The cost depends on the number of participants and the requirements of the program. For the cost of short-term program, it starts from 1,350 USD which includes airport pick-up and drop-off, academic classes, field trips (based on the program), welcome lunch and farewell party, on-campus Wi-Fi and certificate or letter grade. It excludes airplane ticket, insurance and housing.

How does the Short-Term Program at MUIC differ from other courses offered in Thailand?

Since programs organized by MUIC are offered in conjunction with other faculties of Mahidol University, MUIC is able to offer a greater variety of courses to cover a broader field of study. Thai cultural classes such as Thai dance and Thai boxing as well as field trips to important tourist attractions are also available.

Can I go early and stay longer?

The duration of your stay depends on the policy of your home university and your own plans.

What is the minimum number of participants per group?

There should be at least eight persons per group. However, your budget would also be a major factor. The participants should be no more than 20 students for Language classes, and 40 students or more for other classes.

Are there any leisure activities organized?

Apart from academic classes, cultural classes including Thai dance, Thai Boxing and Thai Cooking are arranged. The program also provides field trips to interesting tourist attractions in Thailand both inside and outside Bangkok such as beach trekking at Prachuabkirikhan province, snorkelling at Sak Island, sightseeing around ancient city of Ayutthaya. Travelling to the north, south or even to neighboring ASEAN countries with visits to MUIC’s partner universities can be arranged according to your requirements.

Where will I stay?

Your stay will depend on the preference and the budget of your program. For the accommodation, various hotels, dormitories and serviced apartments are offered in several locations.

Where can I find a restaurant nearby the campus?

You should not worry about food. Inside the campus, MUIC has cafeterias, buffet lunches and the Brew & Bev bistro. Restaurants and cafes can be found along the street in front of the campus. There is also the Salaya fresh market where you can buy traditional Thai food and local fruits. There is also the Central Salaya mall near the campus.

How much does a meal cost?

The price of a meal varies depending on the location. A set of meal and beverage starts from 100 Baht or about 3 US Dollars.

How can I travel to central Bangkok?

If you want to travel to Central Bangkok, you can take shuttle bus called “Salaya Link” which costs 40 Baht from Salaya campus to the nearest BTS station from which you can reach your destination in central Bangkok. You can also travel by public transportation from our campus such as bus, taxi, and shuttle van that will cost from 30 – 200 Baht or about 1 – 5 US Dollars.

Will I have Internet access?

You can buy a SIM card with an Internet package at the airport or any convenience store. If you are in the campus area, there are Wi-Fi hot spots.

Where can I exchange money?

You can exchange money at any bank. You need to show your passport.

Is there any examination during the course?

Examinations will depend on the requirements of the course you are taking.

Do I need insurance?

We strongly recommend insurance with good coverage.

Do I need a visa?

Please check about the visa conditions of your home country as well as of the Thai Immigration Bureau. If you need to apply for a visa, you can make a request for an invitation letter. Visa applications should be made at any Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate well before departing for Thailand. However, the visa is not required for nationals of certain countries that meet visa exemption requirements. Visit http://www.immigration.go.th, for more information.

What should I do if there is an emergency?

We are here for you! Even before your arrival in Thailand, our dedicated staff will reach out to you and coordinate with you throughout your stay at MUIC. If you have any emergency such as accidents or sickness during the duration of the program, please contact the coordinator of the program immediately. We are here to help.

Contact Project Development Office.

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-5:00 pm Room A348, 3rd floor, Aditayathorn Building


Ms. Worada Apirat (Head)
worada.api@mahidol.ac.th
+66 (0) 2700 5000,ext. 4367


Ms.Boonrat Klinkasorn
boonrat.kli@mahidol.edu
+66 (0) 2700 5000,ext. 4369


Ms. Phanita Pooteang-on
phanita.pot@mahidol.edu
+66 (0) 2700 5000,ext. 4368


Ms. Theeranun Leksuthee
theeranun.lek@mahidol.edu
+66 (0) 2700 5000,ext. 4366