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  • Locations: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: International Studies Abroad 
  • Restrictions: AppState applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:

Study in Thailand!


Since 1987, International Studies Abroad (ISA) has provided college students in the United States and Canada the opportunity to explore the world.  A primary objective of all ISA programs is to facilitate the learning and development of students. We rely on host universities to provide quality instruction in the classroom, but ISA is the main facilitator of learning outside of the classroom.    


Mahidol University was founded in 1889 by Majesty King Chulalongkorn, the Great Rama V, and is the oldest and most prestigious educational institution in Thailand. Located in Salaya, a suburb of Bangkok, Mahidol University International College allows students to study in a quiet, peaceful environment. Mahidol University International College (MUIC) offers most of the university's international undergraduate programs. Accredited by the AACSB and the Thai Ministry of Education, MUIC provides a high standard of international education and encourages independent and analytical thinking. The classroom encompasses an interactive environment, which encourages discussion and critical exploration of ideas. International students make up about 15% of the MUIC student body, offering an academic experience that is enriching and diverse inside and out of the classroom.

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: Early September to Mid December 
  • Spring Semester: Mid April to Late July
For more information about the Academic Calendar please visit the ISA Mahidol web page.


The student residence Bundit Home is located off-campus, but is only a 10-minute free shuttle bus ride to Mahidol University campus. Free shuttles to campus are offered every 15 minutes from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. You'll be staying in a double room with another ISA or visiting student.

The cost of housing will be included in the invoice that ISA sends to Appalachian and students will be billed through their Appalachian term bill.


Program Costs

Students participating on ISA programs will be billed through Appalachian the ISA program cost.  This will replace the Appalachian tuition & fees for the term they are abroad.  In addition to the ISA costs students will also be responsible for submitting a $200 OIED Program Development Fee upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office.  The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.

Paid to Appalachian State
1ISA Program Fee See ISA Page
2OIED Program Development Fee $200
Intl Health Dev Fee $60
1ISA Program Fee includes tuition, housing, program excursions, and insurance.
2The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.

Estimated Additional Costs
ISA Application Fee $95
ISA Housing Deposit $500
Airfare $1200 - $1800 
Meals $800 - $1200
1Personal Expenses $800 - $1400
Books and Materials $200 - $300
Local Transportation $50 - $100
Visa (for US Citizens) $200
Passport $150
US Based Health Insurance Varies
3Personal Travel and Spending $500 - $1000
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc. 
3Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.


Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.  

Financial Aid

The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.


ISA Scholarships
ISA offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students.  

OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.  


The ISA Mahidol program offers coursework in Business, Economics, Social and Natural Science and more. You can take four to five classes abroad and participate in Mahidol University student organization activities to experience the Thai student university life. All courses are instructed in English with the exception of Thai language. Classes are comprised of local students, ISA students, as well as other international students.

For more information about the courses and structure of the program please visit the ISA Mahidol website.  

All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the ISA program will take a total of 12-16 credits. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

Students applying to an ISA program should complete the ISA application while also completing the Appalachian application.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline OIED Approval Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2021 02/15/2021 11/01/2021 TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2022 09/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.