MSID—International Development in Thailand

MSID—International Development in Thailand — Dates

Dates & Deadlines

Submit the online application and complete the assigned application checklist according to the appropriate deadline:

Term/TrackApp Open Date*App Deadline
Fall 2017December 1

April 1

Extended to April 15

Pre-session+Fall students depart from the US

July 28

Pre-session+Fall students arrive in Chiang Mai

July 30 

Pre-session last day

August 23

Fall students depart from the US

August 26

Fall students arrival in Chiang Mai

August 27

Classroom phase ends

October 20

Fall break period

October 21-27

Internship phase begins

Internship phase ends

Final seminar begins

October 30

December 8

December 11

Last day of program

Depart from Chiang Mai

December 15

December 17

Academic Year 2017-2018December 1

April 1

Extended to April 15

Pre-session+Academic Year students depart from the US

July 28

Pre-session+Academic Year students arrive in Chiang Mai

July 30 

Pre-session last day

August 23

Academic Year students depart from the US

August 25

Academic Year students arrive in Chiang Mai

August 27

Classroom phase ends

Fall break period

October 20

October 21-27

Internship phase begins

Internship phase ends

Final seminar begins

October 30

December 8

December 11

Last day of fall semester

December 15

Winter break period

December 16 – January 14

Research Seminar

January 15 –  February 2

Mid-semester seminar in Chiang Mai

March 5 – 9

Spring break period

March 11 - 17

Internships ends

Final seminar begins

April 20

April 23

Last day of academic year program

May 5

Depart from Chiang Mai

May 9

Spring 2018May 1

October 15

Extended to November 1

Spring students depart the US

January 13

Spring students arrival date in Chiang Mai

January 14

Classroom phase ends

March 9

Spring break period

March 10 - March 17

Internships begin

March 18/19

Internship phase ends

April 27

Last day of program

May 4

Departure date

May 9

Information about a group flight scheduled through Village Travel will be sent out after the application deadline. Students must either arrive on the group flight or arrive within 3 hours prior to the group flight. Before purchasing alternate flights, please consult with Learning Abroad Center staff to coordinate with the scheduled group flight. Early arrivals are not allowed.

*Program dates are subject to change. Contact the LAC for verification of dates before purchasing your airfare.
**If the deadline falls on a weekend, submit your materials on the following business day.

Orientation Dates & Locations

Orientation will be conducted in two parts.  

The first is an online health and safety orientation, which is mandatory for all students.  You will receive more information about the online health and safety orientation on your confirmation checklist. Failure to complete the online orientation will impact your ability to go abroad.

The second part is the in-person, program-specific orientation.  See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately one week prior to the in-person session.

 

TermDate/TimeLocation
Spring 2018 - MSID General Orientation    Friday, November 17, 3-4:15pm  Blegen 5
Spring 2018 - Thailand Country Orientation   Friday, November 17, 4:30-5:30pm  Blegen 260

 

 

Program Handbook Program Orientation Visa Information

I-UROP Scholarship

University of Minnesota students participating in a research project on this program may be eligible for the International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (I-UROP) Scholarship