UA Bangkok

Program Facts

Program Type: Arizona Abroad

Credit Type: Transfer Credit

Terms Available: Academic Year , Calendar Year , Fall , Spring

GPA: 2.75

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

Explore UA Bangkok

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.

Approved Courses

Biology

Biology

Course Description:

Properties of life, classification, and scientific process; chemistry of life; cells and metabolism; genetics; mechanisms of evolution.

Partner Course Code:
ICBI 101
UArizona Equivalent Course:
MCB Department Elective, Lower Division, General Education: Exploring Perspectives - Natural Scientist
UArizona Units:
3

General Microbiology

Course Description:

Structures, physiology and ecology of viruses, bacteria, protozoa and fungi especially bacteria, aspects of microbiology importance in health, sanitation, food processing and industry.

Partner Course Code:
ICBI 214
UArizona Equivalent Course:
MIC 205A: General Microbiology
UArizona Units:
3

Business

Business Ethics and Sustainability

Course Description:

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.

Partner Course Code:
ICMB 311
UArizona Equivalent Course:
ELCR Department Elective, Upper Division
UArizona Units:
3

Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Course Description:

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.

Partner Course Code:
ICMB 401
UArizona Equivalent Course:
ENTR 485: Innovating: Creating the Future
UArizona Units:
3

Business Marketing and Selling Strategy

Course Description:

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.

Partner Course Code:
ICMK 452
UArizona Equivalent Course:
MKTG Department Elective, Upper Division
UArizona Units:
3

Digital Marketing

Course Description:

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.

Partner Course Code:
ICMK 361
UArizona Equivalent Course:
MKTG Department Elective, Upper Division
UArizona Units:
3

Global Marketing Strategy

Course Description:

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.

Partner Course Code:
ICMK 453
UArizona Equivalent Course:
MKTG 456: International Marketing Management
UArizona Units:
3

Leadership and Change Management in Gobal Business

Course Description:

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.

Partner Course Code:
ICMI 336
UArizona Equivalent Course:
MGMT 440: Leadership in a Complex World
UArizona Units:
3

Operations and Project Management

Course Description:

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.

Partner Course Code:
ICMB 314
UArizona Equivalent Course:
OSCM 373: Basic Operations Management
UArizona Units:
3

Chemistry

Organic Chemistry II

Course Description:

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.

Partner Course Code:
ICCH 222
UArizona Equivalent Course:
CHEM 241B: Lectures in Organic Chemistry & CHEM 243B: Organic Chemistry Lab II
UArizona Units:
3

Communication

Public Speaking

Course Description:

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.

Partner Course Code:
ICGC 103
UArizona Equivalent Course:
ELCR Department Elective, Lower Division
UArizona Units:
3

Criminal Justice Studies

Transnational Crime

Course Description:

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.

Partner Course Code:
ICIR 304
UArizona Equivalent Course:
PA Department Elective, Upper Division
UArizona Units:
3

Critical Languages

Elementary Thai I

Course Description:

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.

Partner Course Code:
ICGL 161
UArizona Equivalent Course:
CRL Department Elective, Lower Division
UArizona Units:
3

Introduction to Thai Language and Culture

Course Description:

Fundamental vocabularies and structures for various communicative situations in everyday use and introduce basic aspects of Thai culture.

Partner Course Code:
ICGL 160
UArizona Equivalent Course:
CRL Department Elective, Lower Division GE EP - Social Scientist
UArizona Units:
3

Environmental Science

Climate Emergency, Biodiversity Crisis, and Humanity at Risk

Course Description:

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.

Partner Course Code:
ICGN 128
UArizona Equivalent Course:
ELCR Department Elective, Lower Division
UArizona Units:
1.5

Food for Health

Course Description:

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.

Partner Course Code:
ICGN 109
UArizona Equivalent Course:
NSC Department Elective, Lower Division
UArizona Units:
3

Food Safety and Sanitation

Course Description:

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.

Partner Course Code:
ICFS 362
UArizona Equivalent Course:
ELCR Department Elective, Upper Division
UArizona Units:
3

Fruits and Vegetables Technology

Course Description:

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.

Partner Course Code:
ICFS 418
UArizona Equivalent Course:
ELCR Department Elective, Upper Division
UArizona Units:
3

Science of Thai Culinary Arts

Course Description:

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.

Partner Course Code:
ICFS 376
UArizona Equivalent Course:
ELCR Department Elective, Upper Division
UArizona Units:
3

Fashion

Fashion and Society

Course Description:

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.

Partner Course Code:
ICGS 106
UArizona Equivalent Course:
ELCR Department Elective, Lower Division
UArizona Units:
3

French

Advanced French I - Language and Culture

Course Description:

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.

Partner Course Code:
ICIC 421
UArizona Equivalent Course:
FREN Department Elective, Upper Division
UArizona Units:
3

Geography

Geography of Human Activities

Course Description:

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.

Partner Course Code:
ICGS 112
UArizona Equivalent Course:
ELCR Department Elective, Lower Division
UArizona Units:
3

Law

International Law and International Relations

Course Description:

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.

Partner Course Code:
ICIR 312
UArizona Equivalent Course:
LAW Department Elective, Upper Division
UArizona Units:
3

Nutritional Science

Fat and Oil Technology

Course Description:

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.

Partner Course Code:
ICFS 424
UArizona Equivalent Course:
ELCR Department Elective, Upper Division
UArizona Units:
3

Plant Sciences

Plants, People and Poisons

Course Description:

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.

Partner Course Code:
ICGN 113
UArizona Equivalent Course:
PLS Department Elective, Lower Division GE EP - Natural Scientist
UArizona Units:
3

Spanish

Elementary Spanish II

Course Description:

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.

Partner Course Code:
ICGL 142
UArizona Equivalent Course:
SPAN Department Elective, Lower Division
UArizona Units:
3

Location

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:

LGBTQ+ Equality Index rating: Thailand rates 61/100 (with 100 being the most equal) on Equaldex’s LGBTQ+ Equality Index.

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)


Housing

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.

Click here to review the U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Thailand's COVID-19 information page.

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External scholarships:

Semester Dates

Semester Cost

  • $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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