• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 2.0 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Participants need to have completed Micro 303 (or Micro 101 with program consent) before the program.
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Biosciences, Pre-Health, Public Health

Classroom Language



Hotels, Residence Hall

Program Duration

Summer: Late June - Mid-August

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Summer 2018  11/17/2017
Extended Deadline: 3/2/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
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Thailand, Chiang Rai
UW Microbiology and Public Health in Northern Thailand

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The UW Microbiology and Public Health in Northern Thailand program is offered by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) in partnership with IAP.

Complete UW-Madison bioscience major and Global Health Certificate requirements while studying in a fascinating and friendly destination.  In addition, you will experience a different cultural context on this seven week program in picturesque northern Thailand.

You will complete the intensive and rigorous microbiology lab course (Micro 304, in high demand on the UW-Madison campus) and a Population Health Sciences course, called "Public Health and Sustainable Development", in Thailand focusing on culture, health, and development.

Several group excursions are included in the program, focusing on topics such as development and social challenges, public health and local food systems, and elephant ecology and physiology. You will also participate in cultural exchange activities with local university students.

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:
  • Understand contemporary life in northern Thailand, with a focus on topics related to culture, development, public health, and the environment.
  • Describe the relationship between political economy, political ecology, political identity and citizenship, and how this relationship shapes the welfare and public health of different social groups in northern thailand.