Semester Program in Southeast Asian Studies
IRCP offers a semester study option in the Southeast Asian Studies program. Like the US, this program starts in August and January each year and students take up to 15 transferable credits. Each student will have the opportunity to dive deep into Thai and Southeast Asian history, economics, arts, language, and culture. Students will go to Mae Kam Pong Village for a homestay, spending days and nights walking and working with those who live in the village as they learn about cultural life there. Students will learn Thai history firsthand as they travel to the ancient city of Sukhothai. Intensive Thai language will start the first week and will be helped by living with a Thai roommate on campus or Thai host family.
Short Courses in Southeast Asian Studies
A core value of the Institute of Religion, Culture and Peace is helping to enrich the cultural understanding and capacity of those living in and visiting Chiang Mai. To grow that capacity, IRCP hosts regular events and short courses that approach multiple areas of understanding. There are regular courses that follow a fixed schedule throughout the year. Others follow a custom approach where we wrap the content of the course around the needs of the group who attends. Learn more here.