Program Type: Arizona Abroad
Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Terms Available: Academic Year , Calendar Year , Fall , Spring
Class Eligibility: Junior , Senior , Sophomore
Language of Instruction: English
Application Deadline: Academic Year: April 25 , Fall: April 25 , Calendar Year: August 20 , Spring: August 20
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Students studying at Mahidol University International College have a choice of approximately 400 courses each trimester in faculties of the Arts, Sciences and Business Administration. Exchange students are encouraged to take the Thai Language and Culture course to broaden their understanding of Thailand and its people. All classes are taught in English. The academic calendar is based on trimester system. When looking at the courses, please keep in mind that Trimester 1 is equivalent to Fall semester, and Trimester 2 is equivalent to Spring semester.
DO NOT choose courses from Trimester 3
Search for courses using the MUIC Course Catalog.
Properties of life, classification, and scientific process; chemistry of life; cells and metabolism; genetics; mechanisms of evolution.
Structures, physiology and ecology of viruses, bacteria, protozoa and fungi especially bacteria, aspects of microbiology importance in health, sanitation, food processing and industry.
Business Ethics and Sustainability
An understanding, analysis of ethical and sustainability concepts, and the implications of ethics and sustainability in business decisions under different social and other business-related environments, an application of ethical principles to ethical issues within the organization and the external environment.
Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Study of entrepreneurial business strategy and innovation; development of business plan; new business ideas generation; new business model; vision and mission; organizational plan; marketing plan; human resource plan; financial plan, risk management plan; action plan.
Business Marketing and Selling Strategy
Understanding the nature of organization buyers and its buying behavior; business buyer segmentation, customer relationship management, pricing, and product development; basic components of selling function; tools for selling process.
An overview of digital marketing, online marketplace analysis—macro and micro environment; online customer personas and decision journey; the digital marketing process; objective and budgeting for digital marketing program; digital marketing tools; developing a digital marketing program; evaluation of digital marketing project.
Global Marketing Strategy
The management of international marketing strategy, frameworks for developing international marketing strategy, sources of sustainable competitive advantage, international market source analysis, market entry strategy, and integration of marketing strategy with other functional strategies.
Leadership and Change Management in Gobal Business
Models and approaches for managerial behavior; developing managerial and leadership skills; dimensions, and challenges of change in global organizations; the need, vision, strategies, and initiation for change; politics of change; change resistance and transition management.
Operations and Project Management
Course Description: Modern concepts, models and tools for planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling the production and distribution of goods and services, in various industries.
Organic Chemistry II
Concepts of organic reactions through mechanistic approach; aromaticity and electrophilic aromatic substitution; spectroscopy and structure; aldehydes and ketones; carboxylic acids and derivatives; carbanions, amines, phenol and aryl halides; fats; carbohydrates; amino acids.
Fundamentals of key skills for confident and effective public speaking through a series of prepared and unprepared speeches; introduction and application of techniques to inform/persuade audiences; utilization of Academic Writing and Research I and II to create and deliver speeches to a professional standard.
Criminal Justice Studies
The scope of transnational crime; international agencies and institutions involved in interdiction efforts; interdiction procedures and jurisdictions; controlling smuggling and piracy; investigation of international financial crimes such as fraud, tax evasion and money laundering; human trafficking networks; the international drug trade; intellectual property rights regimes and violations; cyber-crime; terrorism; crimes against humanity; understanding, examining, and evaluating the networks and effects of transnational criminal networks; responses by state and non-state actors.
Elementary Thai I
Listening and speaking skills on the following topics: introducing oneself one’s friend and family, basic food and drink ordering, places, directions, transportation, buying tickets, clothing items, colours, and sizes, bargaining, counting and using classifiers, reading and writing Thai consonants, vowels placed after, before, above, and below the consonants, Thai numbers, live and dead syllables.
Introduction to Thai Language and Culture
Fundamental vocabularies and structures for various communicative situations in everyday use and introduce basic aspects of Thai culture.
Climate Emergency, Biodiversity Crisis, and Humanity at Risk
Anthropogenic activities; biodiversity crisis; biodiversity loss; biological diversity; climate change; climate crisis; climate emergency; ecosystem functions; harmful and unsustainable practices; humanity at risk; mitigation and adaptation; threats, impacts and consequences.
Food for Health
Knowledge of general human nutritional requirements; the health benefits of various foods; quality and safety of the various types of food including processing; health and nutritional value.
Food Safety and Sanitation
Principles of food safety and food plant sanitation; hazards and sources, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP); the hygienic design of equipment and facilities, cleaning and sanitization, pest control, personal hygiene, hygienic food handling.
Fruits and Vegetables Technology
Characteristics, composition, and the nutritional importance of fruit and vegetables; post-harvest handling and changes and in the product quality; preservations and processing technologies applied to fruits and vegetables; the production of fresh and manufactured food products and ingredients from fruits and vegetables; the by-products utilization and waste management of fruit and vegetables processing.
Science of Thai Culinary Arts
Chemical, physical, and microbiological aspects of Thai foods, design and analysis for the sensory evaluation, flavors and flavors pairing, nutraceutical potentials of Thai cuisines; laboratory sessions on techniques of Thai cuisine processing for dishes such as stir-fried, steamed, spicy salads, chili paste, curry, fermented food, and deserts; scientific explanation behind local wisdoms of these techniques.
Fashion and Society
Design elements of fashion, fashion terminology, fashion reflecting its temporal and spatial context, fashion and the development of art, fashion is a cultural expression, fashion is creativity, fashion needs customers’ approval and endorsements, fashion and consumer behaviour, fashion and consumerism, and ethical issues of fashion.
Advanced French I - Language and Culture
Analyzing and making use of linguistic, historical, social and cultural perspectives evolving over time in France and the French-speaking world; developing and demonstrating an understanding of ideas and current issues of global significance through a large variety of activities in related topics at the advanced French language proficiency level.
Geography of Human Activities
Global Learning Initiative class; a systematic study of patterns and processes of geography; understanding human perceptions of surroundings and alterations of the earth’s surface; diversity of cultures, beliefs, and ways of life; establishing global unity and harmony; recognition of equality and respect between persons in diverse regional geographical settings; raising awareness of one’s own humanity and human responsibilities; the interrelationship between humans and the spaces they create; human activity as interdisciplinary by nature; the physical and socially created environment people live in; human interactions shaping the human understanding of the environment; the utility of resources; phenomena on the earth’s surface relating to human actions; concepts and geographical methodologies; examination of social organizations and environmental consequences; a broad dynamic domain reflecting such developments and issues as social bias, discrimination, and stereotyping in the contemporary world; associating a critical geographical perspective on the past, present and future achievement of the social world.
International Law and International Relations
The nature, development, and current status of international law; the legal personality of states and other entities under the international law; recognition; territory; jurisdiction and immunity; treaties; state responsibilities; the settlement of disputes and the use of force; laws of the sea, air and space; environmental law; human rights; international legal institutions; enforcement of international law; understanding, analyzing, and evaluating the key concepts of international law in an international relations context.
Fat and Oil Technology
Processing and technologies of edible fats and oils; physical and chemical properties of both raw materials and finished products such as salad dressing, margarines, butters; quality, safety, and nutritional aspects of fat and oil products.
Plants, People and Poisons
The plant world; the way plants grow and reproduce; modern technologies used for improving agricultural methods; the basics of plant biology; the distinctions among major groups of plants; the social implications of plant use and abuse.
Elementary Spanish II
Fundamentals of basic Spanish grammar (pronouns, present tense conjugation, reflexive verbs, gender/number, adjectives, prepositions); scaffolding of basic vocabulary; basic communication about personal topics (self and others); identifying and describing Spanish speaking countries; designing written products in the target language; expressing existence, preferences and agreement; talking about daily habit.
Mahidol University International College is located in a beautiful suburban area just a short distance from Bangkok's city limits in Phuttamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom Province. Mahidol University is situated on a site of 520 acres, with beautiful garden-like decorations that make it an ideal setting for studying or working in tranquility, while the hustle and bustle of Bangkok is within easy reach. Mahidol University International College is located in a beautiful suburban area just a short distance from Bangkok's city limits in Phuttamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom Province. Mahidol University is situated on a site of 520 acres, with beautiful garden-like decorations that make it an ideal setting for studying or working in tranquility, while the hustle and bustle of Bangkok is within easy reach.
Good to Know:
Global Peace Index rating: Thailand ranks 92/163 in the Global Peace Index. The lower the score, the more peaceful the country.
Languages spoken: Thai (Siamese)
MUIC no longer offers housing to incoming students. However, during the application process, the Student Exchange Unit at MUIC will provide a list of accommodations near campus.
Please click here to see the housing list; most students stay at the Bundit housing.
Arizona Global scholarships:
- Check your department's and college's websites for scholarship opportunities, or ask your academic advisor!
- Critical Languages Program scholarships
- College of Humanities Scholarships
- SILLC Global Award Fund
- Honors College study abroad scholarships
- Please check the MUIC Academic Calendar for the most accurate program dates.
- $50 Study Abroad Application Fee
- Mandatory Geo Blue International Health Insurance at a rate of $3 a day (approximately $360 a semester)
- You pay Main Campus UA Tuition & Fees to do an exchange and receive all of the financial aid you use on main campus.
- To learn more about how financial aid is applied to studying abroad, please see the official OSFA website.
- Other estimated costs include but not limited to housing, transportation (air & local), visa, meals, books and supplies
- UA Study Abroad scholarships are available based on eligibility
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