Located in the center of the Northeast province of Isaan, Khon Kaen is Thailand’s fourth largest city with a population of over 200,000. About 300 miles north of Bangkok, it is the educational and government center of the Northeast as well as the headquarters for most development organizations working in the region. Compared to other parts of Thailand, the Northeast has retained many traditional Thai customs as well as Lao and Khmer influences.
CIEE offers two programs in Khon Kaen.
The Community Public Health program in Thailand provides an attractive option for students interested in studying community health issues and public health policy in an Asian context—in English—coupled with learning Thai as a second language. Thailand, a country known for its innovative public health system, provides a near perfect environment for students interested in an intensive and integrated immersion experience to examine issues of public health and social services on both a regional and national level through academic lectures from public health faculty coupled with site visits to communities, NGOs, and Ministry of Public Health projects.
The Development and Globalization program you experience hands-on the issues of development and social justice on a grassroots level.