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Lexia Chiang Mai: Area Studies and Culture
Chiang Mai, Thailand (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Sponsor: Lexia 
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Dormitory Instruction Language: English, Thai
Program Description:
The Thai Area Studies Seminar is designed to introduce students to a variety of topics in Thai history, art, architecture, politics, society, and economics. Chiang Mai offers a distinct culture that draws on its close proximity to Burma. The Lanna Thai capital from the 13th to the 18th centuries, Chiang Mai is divided into an inner city surrounded by a moat and remnants of an ancient wall, and an outer city that sprawls in all directions. The city retains the feel of a large village, with abundant street craft markets and shops, a vibrant riverboat culture, and many active temples, or wats, filled with monks eager to meet visitors. As a more livable and manageable place to explore than the chaotic Bangkok to the south, Chiang Mai gives Lexia students the chance to independently engage the cultural complexities of Thailand.

The program strongly supports interaction and dialogue between Lexia participants and Thai faculty and students. To this end, local students and faculty are involved with the program from the very beginning, giving the participants immediate and direct access to the culture. No prior knowledge of Thai is required, as all courses are taught in English. However, intensive language training is provided, thereby helping students to develop the skills and confidence to live, study and conduct research in the Thai setting. Social and academic encounters with local students, as well as organized field trips, contribute to a greater understanding of Thailand.

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.