Sometimes it can be difficult to picture yourself in another country. Sure, you know you want to study abroad, and you can imagine yourself doing it, but you can’t imagine what the day-to-day will look like. This is particularly true when you visit a country like Thailand, where the culture will be 100% different than what you’re used to in the U.S.
What’s even more, time abroad for a USAC student is different than a tourist or even other international students. The days are filled with academics, field trips, exploration, discovery, and unexpected activities. It’s a non-stop journey that you won’t want to trade for anything in the world.
However, it always helps to know what you’re getting into. The best way to do this is through the eyes of those who have gone before you.
The following videos were shot by a USAC alum who studied in Chiang Mai for the Fall 2017 term. From being welcomed to Chiang Mai University to a day in the life (during the week and over the weekend), field trips, and festivals, here’s a first-hand look at what to expect when you study abroad in Thailand with USAC.
International Student Fair
Organized by Chiang Mai University, the International Student Fair is the perfect way to get acquainted with the university, other international students, and locals.
A Day in the Life Studying Abroad in Chiang Mai, Thailand
From getting to school, enjoying classes, grabbing meals, and hanging out with friends, this is what a typical mid-week day looks like when you study abroad.
A Day in the Life Studying Abroad in Chiang Mai: Weekend Edition
The weekends are for exploration! Here’s what you may get into once Saturday rolls around.
USAC Chiang Mai Field Trips
One of the best parts of studying abroad is the field trips you get to take. Some are included with your USAC fees and others are a small additional fee, but all will take you to beautiful places in Thailand you may not see otherwise.
Hmong Village Visit in Nan Province
A brand new field trip, we’ll take you to explore the Phrae & Nan Provinces to learn about Northern Thai culture.
Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai
One of the most popular festivals in Thailand, the Loy Krathong and Yee Peng Lantern Festival signify a new beginning. Although celebrated all over the country, Chiang Mai provides the best view of the floating lanterns.
Students Reflect on a Semester in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Hear from students as they look back on their semester in Chiang Mai and how it changed them.
USAC Chiang Mai Video
Our official program video, here’s a look at everything the Chiang Mai program has to offer.
If you’re interested in watching more student-created videos about studying abroad in Chiang Mai with USAC, check out our Thailand YouTube playlist.