• Junior, Senior, Graduate Student
• Preference given to College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) students, though all students are welcome to apply
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• The faculties of Journalism and Mass Communication, Political Science, and Economics require a 2.8 GPA.  The Business Faculty requires a 3.0 GPA.  SIIT requires a 2.5 GPA.
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Courses in Thai studies, political science, computer science, technology, liberal arts, economics, and business are offered.

Classroom Language

English, Thai



Program Duration

Academic Year: Mid-August - Mid-May Fall: Mid-August - Mid-December Spring: Early January - Mid-May

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Fall 2018-19  4/27/2018
Spring 2018-19  9/7/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
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Thailand, Bangkok
Thammasat University Exchange

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The Thammasat University Exchange is offered by the College of Agricultural and Life Science (CALS) in partnership with IAP.

Experience life in Bangkok as an exchange student at Thammasat University! Thammasat offers a number of different international programs that are available to exchange students.  Students have the option to be matched with a Thai Buddy.

The majority of courses at Thammasat are at the Tha Prachan campus. The Tha Prachan campus of Thammasat University is located on a riverside island in the Chao Phraya River and provides a unique mix of bustling city life and calm riverside getaways. It is also within walking distance of historical sites such as the Grand Palace, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the National Museum.

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and by far its largest city with an estimated population of over 11 million. As one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities, Bangkok can be described as a blend between Saffron-robed monks, garish neon signs, graceful Thai architecture, spicy dishes, colorful markets, traffic jams, and a tropical climate of orchids and fruit. Because over 95% of the population in Thailand practices Theravada Buddhism, Bangkok is an interesting place to compare religions, cultures, and daily life.

Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Strengthen language skills
  • Navigate new educational systems, as well as new learning and teaching styles
  • Observe Thai perspectives on academic disciplines