• 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 2017  11/4/2016
Extended Deadline: 11/30/2016

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

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 a microbiology lab course (Micro 304, in high demand on the UW-Madison campus) and a topics course focusing on culture, health, and development in the Chiang Rai region (LCA 300).

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.

This program is approved as a field experience for the Global Health Certificate.