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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.

Programs Offered

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

Medical Science

  • Bioethics in Thailand
  • Study Trip

Sustainable Tourism

  • Study Tour
  • Sustainable Tourism Project
  • Hospitality Training for Trainers in Thailand

Student Experiences

Student Testimonials

  • 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 us!

Project Development Office

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Room 1110, Ground Floor, Building 1


Ms. Worada Apirat (Head)
worada.api@mahidol.ac.th
+66 (0) 2700 5000,ext. 1023


Ms.Pinyapat Kanlayaphichet
pinyapat.kan@mahidol.edu
+66 (0) 2700 5000,ext. 1023


Ms.Boonrat Klinkasorn
boonrat.kli@mahidol.edu
+66 (0) 2700 5000,ext. 1220