MUIC Short-Term programs provide students and participants opportunities to gain
knowledge while experiencing Thai culture in a short period. Spending one term abroad for
wider experiences and greater opportunities in life may be an impossible goal for many
students, but what if you can get those experiences you dream of in just one to four weeks?
Throughout the year, activities in diverse fields of study from business, culture, humanities,
languages, science, and social science with extra hours of real cultural life are designed and
developed to provide you with well-rounded experiences.
Our effective academic staff, skillful program coordinators, and friendly student
helpers are ready to offer you a one-to-four weeks’ unforgettable and productive learning
experience at MUIC.
Explore three unique types of MUIC Short-Term programs.
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 TanakaChiba 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.
RachelNanyang Technological University, Singapore
"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)Assistant Professor, at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
“One of the amazing experiences that I witness here is Thai culture. I love everyone here. The energy you give to people is the energy you get back. It’s so nice and so courteous and they’re willing to go extra miles to top us out. Even in the school campuses or professor they’re teaching us, they make it feel like we are family we are at our home”
JASON MAIUndergraduate of California State University Long Beach,USA
"Six students from Fukuoka Women's University (FWU) participated in the Thai Language and Culture Program in 2019. It was their first time to visit Thailand and they were very much excited to see the new world. They studied Thai language for three hours in the morning. In the afternoon and weekends, they enjoyed visiting many historical places such as Ayutthaya and Amphawa floating market.
Thanks to the MUIC teachers and staff who provided many opportunities for the students to practice and use the Thai expressions they learned in class, at the end of the program, they could order their food at the restaurant and shop at the market in Thai language. According to the feedback from the students, learning Thai language was a valuable experience for them.
In addition, it improved their English skills too because a medium of instruction was English. Moreover, one of the students said that this program helped increase her motivation to study abroad.
FWU hopes more students will participate in this program in the future"
Motoko OuchiProgram Coordinator, International Center
"Being part of the 7th Executive Seminar in Thailand at MUIC I could visit lectures in Thai Culture, International Business, Leadership, and Cross-Cultural Management. I am grateful for this unique opportunity to study and to meet wonderful people in the Thai cultural environment. It was a great international spirit I could feel, the staff members were always humble and friendly as well as very supportive"
Prisca ValentinoDBA Candidate & Researcher in International Management
"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 PURUSRAMSenior Tourism Planner, Ministry of Tourism Mauritius
"I did enjoy my first staying abroad experience for 2 week in 2015 summer as a short student at MUIC. My rough purpose was to improve my English communication. In my opinion we can’t improve our English or communication skill with “just” joining this program, or even whatever other short stay programs. However, I definitely promise you that you can get opportunities to notice that the important point is “environment” When you wanted to do something, but no brave, you should put yourself to the environment that you must do, but can’t do other. In MUIC staying program, you can get these kinds of environment, and have chances to do many challenges with extremely good support. If you want to change something, there are no options except joining this program"
Ryo MurakamiChiba University
In 2018 I received the opportunity to join MUIC for a short-term summer program for their Special Topics in Business course. Besides highly educational, I can also say it was one of the most amazing experiences I ever had studying abroad. The professors had great didactic techniques, all classes were highly immersive and covered an extensive amount of knowledge in such a short time, all of that without being too harsh or exhaustive. The amazing cultural experiences I had during this summer program, not only made this experience unique but also aggregated a lot of positive aspects in my life. The whole staff team was extremely warmhearted and welcomed all exchange students as if we were close friends, to the point we still keep in contact to this day.
My experience was so positive and precious, that it got me interested in taking other programs with MUIC, just so I can go back to study there again. Sincerely, from a student who already studies abroad, this was easily one of the best educational and cultural experiences I ever had in my life.
Tiago P. RefondiniUndergraduate of Solbridge International School of Business, South Korea
"Thailand is renowned for its hospitality internationally, and this sentiment is echoed at MUIC, where I took part in a 2-weeks winter programme in Business Management.
The academic staff delivered their lesson with utmost creativity and professionalism. This in turn allowed for greater appreciation of the Thai culture and the country’s economic landscape.
Aside from the enriching classroom experience, the local coordinators and student assistants radiated warmth and sincerity in their interactions, which added colours to the already memorable trip. If there is anything that motivates my return to the land of smiles, it would be, the people of Thailand"
Wong Zheng XiongNanyang Technological University Singapore
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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3rd Floor, Aditayathorn Building Mahidol University International College, Phutthamonthon 4 Rd., Salaya, Nakhonpathom, 73170
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