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  • Locations: Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Program Cost and Budget: Summer 2
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/15/2018 07/31/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be notified of acceptance into this program and will then need to complete post-decision materials prior to departing for the program.
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Agricultural Biotechnology, Agriculture, Agriculture Economics, Agriculture Engineering, Animal Sciences, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Plant and Soil Science, Sustainable Agriculture Housing Options: Guest House
Program Director: Mike Reed Minimum GPA: 2.0
Student Type: Undergraduate students only Advisor: Susan Meredith
Eligible Class Standing: 3-Junior, 4-Senior UK Travel Medical Insurance: Purchase required (via EA at UK)
Program Description:

UK Faculty-Directed: Summer Thailand Internship
(Agriculture, Food & Environment)

June 15 - July 31, 2018 (Dates Tentative)

(Depart from U.S.A. - Depart from host country)

Program OverviewChiang Mai

For more than 20 years, students from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment have participated on internships through a long-standing partnership with Maejo Univeristy in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

During Summer 2018, UK students will have two internship options:

Huai Hong Khrai Royal Development Center
Funded by the King of Thailand, this center has crop (field crops, fruits, flowers, vegetables, and mushrooms), livestock (chickens and other birds), and fish production. There are also experiments with forestry management, irrigation systems, and other agricultural systems. 

Maejo University 
Students may be paired with a faculty member in their area of interest. Faculty studies include agronomy, medicinal plant science, plant protection, agroforestry, animal science, biotechnology, food science, material science, renewable energy and more. 

Eligibility

This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines. For more information on how to apply to the University of Kentucky as a visiting student, go to UK Admissions. Non-UK students should consult with the program director prior to applying to ensure that they have the proper academic background for the course.


For More Info, contact:
Dr. Mike Reed, faculty member in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky, michael.reed@uky.edu.

Mrs. Susan Meredith, EA Advisor, susan.meredith@uky.edu.

Photo: Binh Giang

Academic Credit

UK Faculty-Directed programs are conducted by University of Kentucky faculty and staff. UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings before or after the program's international travel.

  • Students will enroll in a 300-level internship/independent study course through their academic advisor or another UK faculty member. Course number will vary by major, but students can earn up to 7 credit hours as part of the internship.
  • All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour).

Housing & Meals

Students will reside in a guest house at the Huai Hong Khrai Royal Development Center for the duration of the internship. Students will receive a meal allowance for the duration of the internship to cover the cost of their meals.

Program Costs

Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Costs and Budget" information page. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.