The Thailand Health Care program will run for four weeks during Summer Term beginning on Monday July 5. Students may need to arrive in Thailand the day before. The exact date students should arrive in Thailand will be announced in time to make travel arrangements.
Accommodation will be in a volunteer house that has air-conditioned bedrooms and provides free Wi-Fi. The house has a kitchen and a washing machine. Multiple laundry services are nearby that provide washing, drying, an ironing very inexpensively.
Students in the program Spring Term are required to take a minimum of 6 credits from this list of courses: HLTH 496R, IAS 399, LFSCI 199, HLTH 403, HLTH 481, HLTH 492, or HLTH 491R. Graduate credit for MPH fieldwork is available.
Students may be interested in investigating the local culture by taking IAS 380 Cultural Proofs for 1–3 credit hours. This self-guided course allows students to do independent intercultural research, interview locals, and experience local culture.
This cost includes undergraduate tuition for six credits Summer Term, international health insurance coverage, housing, meals (breakfast every morning, lunch every work day Mondays-Friday), airport pickup on arrival, orientation, onsite coordination, 24 hour emergency assistance. Does not include international airfare, airfare from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, passport, visa(s), personal expenses, dinners and lunches on weekends, cell phones/international data, or personal excursions. There are many restaurants in Chiang Mai where food is relatively inexpensive. Students can also use kitchen facilities for preparing their own meals. Also, not included is the cost of transportation to and from the project site and the accommodation (roughly $5/day). Airfare from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is usually fairly inexpensive ($50-65 one way).
Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program. Airfare reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent at:
BYU Travel | 801-422-6293 | email@example.com | 280 HRCB
Students from many majors are encouraged to apply, particularly those with interests in health care. Accepted students are required to participate in an international preparation course (IAS 369R, 1 credit hour). This second-block evening course will be held during winter semester. Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program. Spouses will also need to apply online and take the preparation course.
Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs. Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants. Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see kennedy.byu.edu/scholarships).
Students must be adults 18 years-of-age or older. Priority Deadline: 1 December 2020. Applications will remain open until program is filled. If spots remain open, the final deadline is anticipated to be 1 February 2021. Complete the online application at kennedy.byu.edu/apply. The application requires a $35 fee. Applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete. Students will be notified via email of their acceptance into the program. Students will also be required to complete an enrollment or application with Friends for Asia (FFA) and a police background check after acceptance in the program may be required. The first payment is due upon acceptance. Please refer to the 2021 Payment Information document (see kennedy.byu.edu/isp-forms/ISPpayments2021.pdf).
Priority Deadline: 1 December 2020
Randy M Page, Director of the Global Health Internship Program and Professor of Public Health is the faculty director for the program. Tana Page, Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Public Health, will be the Assistant Director.
SCHEDULE AND TIME COMMITMENT
Students will be in Thailand for approximately four weeks. Students will be required to complete academic assignments prior to this time and upon returning home from the program.
INTERESTED STUDENTS SHOULD CONTACT
Dr. Randy M Page
2030 Life Science Building
Tana S. Page
2148 Life Science Building
International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost. If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU financial account. ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.